SJ8397 : Power Hall, Museum of Science and Industry

near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Power Hall, Museum of Science and Industry
Power Hall, Museum of Science and Industry
The Power Hall at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester is housed in shipping shed built in 1855 for the London & North Western Railway Company. It is a Grade II listed building used to exhibit examples of different power sources (water, electricity, steam, gas and jet engines).
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.

LinkExternal link Museum web site
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2012
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ8397, 1303 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Supplemental image
Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Industry  City, Town centre  Educational sites  Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8317 9780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5993N 2:15.3026W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8318 9779
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

This page has been viewed about 47 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register
please support us