SJ8297 : Reconstructed Sewer

taken 8 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Reconstructed Sewer
Reconstructed Sewer
This reconstructed sewer runs under the railway line at Manchesterís Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). It was built using materials taken from the Bridgewater Street sewer built in the late 1830s. It is a large man-entry sewer, similar in design to that beneath Market Street.

The sewer would have been egg shaped; a false bottom has been built in this reconstruction to provide easier, flat, access for museum visitors. Dim, electric lighting has also been provided for safety purposes which would not have been present on the original sewer.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester :: SJ8397

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchesterís 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. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

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 worldís 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
Wednesday, 6 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 February, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Water resources  Waste, Waste management 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8298 9786 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6313N 2:15.4745W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8298 9786
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