A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at our globally significant industrial heritage site to carry out crucial restoration work and reveal new spaces and perspectives for all visitors to enjoy, play and learn in.
We are bringing to life the story of the site, inspiring the innovators of the future to power the next (green) industrial revolution and creating a more sustainable museum.
This means that there is a lot of building work in progress and areas that are temporarily closed, including the Power Hall and the 1830 Station and Warehouse, but there is still much to enjoy on your visit.
For further information on current planning applications and a more detailed Q&A for our neighbours please visit our dedicated community page.
Power Hall (Reopening mid-2025)
Work began in 2019 to restore the globally important Grade II listed Power Hall, thanks to £6 million from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and additional funding from the Science Museum Group.
1830 Station and Warehouse
A number of restoration projects have begun on our historic Grade I listed 1830 Station and Warehouse.
Air and Space Hall – permanently closed
The Lower Campfield Market Hall (formerly the Science and Industry Museum's Air and Space Hall) has now been returned to Manchester City Council, who own the building, ready for its next chapter. Manchester City Council is working with Allied London to develop proposals to refurbish both Upper and Lower Campfield Markets.
Revolution in progress
A timeline of positive change
A long-term, multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway to carry out crucial restoration work and reveal new spaces and perspectives for all visitors to enjoy, play and learn in.
The next stage of improvement works has begun to conserve and improve our buildings across our historic site. Whilst New Warehouse will be under scaffold until Summer 2025 we're remaining open and there's still lots to see, do and explore.
The Station Agent's House
The Science and Industry Museum and The Landmark Trust have partnered to restore the historic Station Agent's House as a new holiday property for Manchester.