SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

near to Manchester, Great Britain

The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Opened in 1969, the North Western Museum of Science and Industry was already outgrowing its temporary premises on Grosvenor Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock by the time this photograph was taken in December 1978. When the former Liverpool Road Station, one of Manchester's most important historic sites, closed in 1975, Greater Manchester Council agreed to purchase it to become the Museum's new home. The Museum opened at its new (and still current) site on 15 September 1983.

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The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) :: SJ8397
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.

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