Uncover Manchester’s industrial past and learn about the fascinating stories of the people who contributed to the history and science of a city that helped shape the modern world. Located on the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and only minutes from Manchester’s City Centre, the Museum’s action-packed galleries, working exhibits and costumed characters tell the amazing story of revolutionary discoveries and remarkable inventions both past and present – a memorable day out for everyone!

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.


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Liverpool Road Castlefield
Greater Manchester
M3 4FP



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Entry Charges

Admission to the Museum's permanent galleries is FREE. Charges apply for Special Exhibitions.

Discounts Offered

  • Museums Association