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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry
Liverpool Road
Manchester M3 4FP

Open daily 10.00–17.00

Entry to the museum is free

Getting to the museum


All our galleries are suitable for visitors with disabilities, and we also offer a range of services and aids to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Many of our staff have special training and will be happy to help if you need advice during your visit.

If you have any special requirements, call us on 0161 832 2244 and we’ll help you arrange your visit.

Read more about facilities and accessibility at the museum.

Group visits

If you plan to visit the museum with more than 10 people, contact us ahead of time so we can help you plan your day. Fill out our group booking form to get in touch.

Other useful information

Tickets and prices

Entry to the museum is free, but certain activities and some special exhibitions are chargeable. We will always tell you about any charges on our website.

If you’ve been fascinated by a feat of human ingenuity, or intrigued by an incredible invention during your visit, please consider leaving a donation before you go, or you can donate online. Any gift, large or small, makes a real difference to our work.

Museum map

You can download the latest map of the museum site here.


You can hire a small locker for £1, or a large locker for £2. This charge is non-refundable.

Lockers are on the lower-ground floor (basement) of the Great Western Warehouse. Go down the staircase between the shop and the Warehouse Café.


You can take photographs in all of our galleries for personal use using a hand-held camera, but there may be photography restrictions in some exhibitions for copyright reasons.

If you’re a commercial photographer or journalist, please contact our press office before you visit the museum.

Pram and buggy parking

We have a buggy park next to our main entrance—though please take valuable items with you as we don’t secure this area.

Prayer facilities

We have prayer facilities in the 1830 Warehouse. Please let one of our team know you would like to use the room.

Coach and minibus parking

Unfortunately we do not have parking facilities on site. Please ask your coach driver to drop off and pick up just around the corner on Liverpool Road, where there are 3 coach parking bays. Coaches that stop in front of our main entrance cause congestion.