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.

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by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Royce Motor Car Engine (1904) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, GEGB Locomotive by David Dixon
SJ8297 : Liverpool Road Station by David Dixon
SJ8397 : 3496 at Lower Byrom Street by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Air and Space Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Speed Frame by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Railway Yard at the Museum of Science and Industry. Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Former Great Western Warehouse (Museum of Science and Industry) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Former Goods Yard and Warehouse by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Power Hall (Shipping Shed) Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Power Hall, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Beyer-Garratt locomotive by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Power Hall, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Locomotive maker's plate by Bob Harvey
SJ8297 : Legal Notice on Wall of Warehouse at Former Liverpool Road Station by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Liverpool Road Station Crane Gantry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : 3496 Outside MoSI by David Dixon
SJ8397 : RSH Outside Cylinder Steam Locomotive at the Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Beyer Garratt Locomotive - Maker's Plate by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Museum of Science and Industry Power Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Part of Manchester Baby by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Planet, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8297 : Former Liverpool Road Station by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Steam Locomotive Pender, The Boiler by David Dixon

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