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, Former Goods Yard and Travelling Cranes by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Wheels of Industry at MoSI by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Planet Outside the Power Hall at the Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : National Gas Gallery, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry Air and Space Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry: Royce Car Engine by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Disused Railway Track at the Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry Power Hall by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Former Liverpool Road Station Goods Yard and Transit Shed by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : The Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester by David Dixon
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SJ8397 : The Air and Space Hall, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8297 : Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : North West Electricity Board Lorry at The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8397 : LEP Collider, Museum of Science and Industry by David Dixon
SJ8397 : The Power Hall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry Forecourt and Great Western Warehouse by David Dixon

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