The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) :: Shared Description

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
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by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : The Power Hall at The Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8297 : Under the Streets of Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Electric Blue by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Beyer-Garratt Locomotive Cab by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Beyer-Garratt Articulated Locomotive at the Museum of Science and Engineering by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, "Pender" by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Power Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Great Western Warehouse by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Manchester Science Museum by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Great Western Warehouse by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Crossley Gas Engine, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Aircraft collection by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Isle of Man Locomotive Pender at the Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8297 : The Carriage Shed, Liverpool Road Station (MOSI) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Air and Space Hall, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Aircraft collection by Bob Harvey
SJ8297 : Goods Trucks outside Former Warehouse at Liverpool Road Station by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Air and Space Hall, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Viewed from the Beetham Tower by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Textiles Gallery, MOSI by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Two-Cylinder Crossley Engine, MOSI by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Railway and 1830s Warehouse by David Dixon

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Created: Sun, 1 Jul 2012, Updated: Sat, 23 Apr 2016

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