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

Plan your visit

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.

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 in action in Experiment, our family friendly interactive gallery, and enjoy must-see special exhibitions like Amazônia, which is now open until 14 August.

Make, create and play with our summer holiday activities. Put your tinkering skills to the test with Textile City and enjoy hands-on activities as you learn more about the textiles industry. Plus, play the best video games and consoles from the past 50 years in Power UP, the ultimate hands-on gaming experience. 

Current closures

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, the oldest surviving passenger railway station.

Find out more on the We are changing page below.

Safety information

A safe and enjoyable experience is still our top priority. We recommend booking free tickets in advance, keeping your distance where possible and using the hand sanitisers available throughout the museum regularly. 

In line with government guidance, wearing a face covering at the museum isn’t compulsory. We encourage mask wearing, particularly at busy times, so that everyone feels welcome and safe during their visit.

If you need any further information, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Part of the Science Museum Group