SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

taken 6 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
The two cylinder Crossley Engine mounted on a concrete block outside the entrance to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Lower Byrom Street. To the left is the museum's Power Hall and, behind, is the Great Western Warehouse; both are listed buildings dating from the nineteenth century.

The engine was originally used as a gas engine, driven by gas obtained from sawdust. It was later converted to run on diesel fuel and remained in use up until the 1970s.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
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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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 July, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8320 9781 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6047N 2:15.2755W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8321 9780
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