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.
If you would like to book a school science show, please contact us prior to your visit and we will check our availability for you. You can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0161 833 0027. We recommend giving as much notice as possible in order to secure a school science show.
If you are planning a self-guided visit, you can still book in advance in order to reserve a space in our school lunch area and receive further information about the free programme we have on each day. In order to book a self-guided visit in advance, please submit an educational booking form.
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 document 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—you will need to use the zebra crossing on Lower Byrom Street to move between the Air and Space Hall and the rest of the site.
- 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 1 month 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. We have storage space in our picnic area, provided you have booked a lunch space for your trip.
We don’t have any coach or minibus parking spaces on-site. Please ask your coach driver to drop off and pick up on Liverpool Road, just around the corner from our main entrance. Coaches that stop in front of our main entrance cause congestion.
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.