Free entry – Donate online or at the museum
Open 10am – 5pm daily
Find out below what there is to see and do at the museum. Filter by age recommendation and date to plan your visit.
1 – 2 July Charges apply
Toot toot! It's full steam ahead at the Museum this summer as the Beattie Well Tank rolls back into Manchester for the first time in 143 years.
4 – 16 July 2017 Charges apply
The Welcoming Party will take you on an exciting journey through a historic hidden warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry.
22 July – 4 September 2017 Mostly free (certain events charged)
Our Explainer team are getting everyone imagining, making and moving this summer. They've got loads of special hands-on workshops, shows and demonstrations to last the whole holiday.
11–28 August 2017 Charges apply
Power Up! is back for 2017 with over 160 consoles on offer. Get your game face on and play some of the most popular video games from the past 40 years, from Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Mario.
19 – 20 August 2017 Entry is free, though certain activities may be chargeable
MakeFest is our annual celebration of hands-on, do-it-yourself making.
Monthly experiments Free
Pi: Platform for Investigation is a monthly event where families discover cutting edge research that's happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.
Open daily Free
Stare into the mirror of infinity, create a tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Play with 25 hands-on exhibits and see science in action.
Starting an adventure, saying goodbye or rushing to work. For nearly 200 years, railway stations have been the backdrop to our personal dramas and everyday routines.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Free
The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, nicknamed 'Baby', was the first computer to store and run a program. Watch volunteers run our replica Baby and see how far computing has come since 1948.