SJ8397 : Air and Space Hall

taken 3 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Air and Space Hall
Air and Space Hall
The former Grade II listed LinkExternal link Lower Campfield Market was built in 1876. It is constructed of cast iron columns and wrought iron girders. It was enclosed in the late nineteenth century and became known as City Hall. It was the venue for a regular Christmas circus and was then used for many years as an exhibition hall. After its closure in 1977 it was restored in the early 1980s by the Museum of Science and Industry as the Air and Space Museum to house its various transport gems.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
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 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. 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 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
Sunday, 8 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Roads, Road transport  Air transport  City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1876  1977 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8323 9780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5994N 2:15.2484W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8321 9783
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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