Welcome to the Science and Industry Museum, where you can explore 250 years of innovations and ideas that started life in Manchester and went on to change the world.
There’s plenty to see, do and discover on your visit. Explore Manchester’s rich legacy of scientific discoveries in Revolution Manchester, find out how the city's heritage is interwoven with the cotton industry in the Textiles Gallery, see science brought to life in Experiment, our family friendly interactive gallery and enjoy must-see special exhibitions like Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.
Start planning your visit and book your free tickets now.
A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at our globally significant industrial heritage site to carry out crucial restoration work, bring the story of our historic site to life, and to create a more sustainable museum for visitors to play and learn in.
This means that there is a lot of scaffolding and that some buildings will remain closed until works are complete, including the much-loved Power Hall and the historic 1830 Station and Warehouse, the oldest surviving passenger railway station and the world’s first railway goods warehouse respectively.
Find out more on the We are changing page below.
A safe and enjoyable experience is our top priority. One-way routes are in place to ensure social distancing, hand sanitisers are available to use throughout the museum and screens are in place to protect our visitors and staff.
In line with the recent Government announcement, face coverings are now mandatory when indoors at the museum, unless you are exempt. Our staff also wear face coverings.
If you need any further information, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Inside the museum
COVID-19 Industry Standard
In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.