The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester :: Shared Description

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.
LinkExternal link Museum web site
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by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : Textile Spinning, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Vertical Engine by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Liverpool Road Station plaque by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Ford Model T Roadster LL6797 by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Power Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Experiment! Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Visiting the museum by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Kamikaze (Yokasuka MXY7 Ohka Model II) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Model Newcomen Engine, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Preserved Steam Locomotive by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Rocket at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Scutcher, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8297 : Reconstructed Sewer by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Travelling Crane by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Crossley Limousine  by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Roe Triplane I by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Starship Enterprise by David Dixon
SJ8397 : MoSI Air and Space Hall, Lower Byrom Street by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Mural by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Valve from Thirlmere Aqueduct by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Railway Track at Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Waterwheel, MOSI Power Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Firgrove Mill Engine at the Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Saddle tank locomotive by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : The Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon

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Created: Sun, 1 Jul 2012, Updated: Mon, 22 Oct 2018

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