Science and Industry Museum
We make every effort to include students with special educational or medical needs. We are happy to discuss your requirements at the time of booking.
No. Entry to the museum is free, but you will have to pay for some of our shows and exhibitions.
We will always tell you about any charges on our website.
We ask all educational groups to book in advance. This enables us to send you information that might affect your trip and it makes check-in quicker and easier when you arrive.
Additionally we allocate timeslots for activities with limited capacity so you must request places in advance.
Our site is a low-risk environment and we've carried out risk assessments in all areas to ensure there are no significant hazards.
You may need a risk assessment for a specific purpose. However, we are unable to do this for you, nor can we send copies of the risk assessments we have carried out around our site. However, you can refer to our health and safety information to help you complete your own risk assessment.
The main hazards around the museum are:
- Moving machinery—please explain to your group the reasons for the barriers surrounding some of our exhibits.
- Uneven surfaces—our yards are cobbled and have railway tracks set into them. However, a network of smooth paths connects all our buildings.
- Ramp to lower yard—this ramp is for vehicles and, as indicated by signs, must not be used by pedestrians.
- Zebra crossing—there are Zebra crossings available near the museum to reach the main entrance.
- Road crossing—due to scaffolding you will need to follow public diversion signs, crossing over twice and using a zebra crossing, if arriving by coach and dropping off on Liverpool Road.
You may find the following information useful for carrying out your own risk assessment:
Please complete our educational booking form. Using this form you can add some free activities to your visit and also reserve a space in our school lunch area.
You will receive a confirmation email at least 2 weeks prior to your visit, which will include further information about your visit and a map of the site.
If you have booked a paid for session, you will receive a proforma invoice at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. Please make all payments prior to your visit using the information on your proforma invoice. Please let us know prior to your visit if payment in advance is not possible.
Please be aware that we need all adjustments to your booking to be made 28 days prior to your visit, and your invoice cannot be adjusted to accommodate for student absences.
Yes, but if you cancel less than 1 month before the date of your visit, we will send you an invoice for the full cost of your booking.
Yes. You can request a 30-minute slot in our picnic area when you complete our booking form, but lunch spaces are subject to availability.
Yes. You can request coat and bag storage when you complete our booking form but it is subject to availability.
We don’t have any coach or minibus parking spaces on-site.
Our nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate–Castlefield, which is serviced by all trams except for the Bury to Piccadilly line.
Deansgate–Castlefield tram stop is 10 minutes’ walk away.
Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for more information about the Metrolink tram service.
Our nearest railway station is Deansgate, which is 10 minutes’ walk away.
We are 15 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Oxford Road station, 25 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Victoria station, and 30 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station.
You can travel to Deansgate station on the train from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.
The free city centre bus service stops at all city centre railway stations. The museum can be reached on both Route 1 (closest stop: Opera House) and Route 2 (closest peak time stop: Opera House; closest off peak stop: Deansgate, near junction with Quay Street).
Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for more information about travelling by train to Manchester.