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We will be closed on Friday 1 March to allow for planned electrical work. This is part of ongoing repairs and improvements to our historic site. Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience this causes.
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is open daily. Book your free tickets now.
Schools and groups can book tickets here.

City of ideas

Faced with the impact of economic and social decline, 20th century Manchester strove to reinvent itself.

Post-industrial Manchester emerged as a reinvigorated city of ideas, developing new strengths in computing, electronics, advanced materials, the creative industries and biomedicine.  

Discover objects and stories that chart how Manchester survived and thrived through highs and lows as it transformed from industrial powerhouse to international science city.

Stories from our collection