SJ8497 : North Western Museum of Science & Industry 1977

near to Manchester, Great Britain

North Western Museum of Science & Industry 1977
North Western Museum of Science & Industry 1977
The Grosvenor Street premises showing the 1977 mural by Ken Billyard and Walter Kershaw.

The Manchester Museum of Science and Technology, as it was originally named opened in October 1969 what was the former Oddfellows Hall on Grosvenor Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. In 1972, the Museum changed its name to the North Western Museum of Science and Industry in order to reflect the regional scope of its collections. Renamed the Greater Manchester Museum of Science of Industry, it relocated in September 1983 to the former Liverpool Road Station. LinkExternal link
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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Ken Billyard  Walter Kershaw 
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