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The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is open daily. Book your free tickets now.

Schools and groups can book tickets here.

If visiting on a weekday during term time, you can reserve a 30-minute slot in our indoor picnic space to eat your packed lunches.

If you would like to reserve an indoor space to eat packed lunches:

  • Groups visiting on a Monday to Friday during term time must add 'picnic space' to itineraries when booking.
  • On weekends and school holidays the picnic space cannot be booked. It is shared with general visitors and is available on a drop-in basis. Please see our list of upcoming school holiday dates.

The picnic space is the only indoor area at the museum where you can eat packed lunches. Food and drink is not permitted within our galleries, due to the conservation of our historic objects.