Rainy Day Activities: Visit Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum


Find out how Manchester’s famous inventions helped shape the modern world, from the world’s first steam-powered mill to the splitting of the atom, at this fantastic indoor attraction.

Known for being the birthplace of England’s Industrial Revolution, the city of Manchester has long been connected with science and industry.

So it's no surprise that it's home to its very own Science and Industry Museum, located on the site of the world’s oldest surviving railway station. Here, visitors can get a unique insight into the region’s unrivalled legacy for scientific innovation.

Gets hands on with history as you experience what it was like to work in a cotton mill, see one of the world's largest collections of working steam mill engines and explore the inside of a Victorian sewer!

The museum also brings scientific discovery right up to the modern day through their interactive experiment centre and fantastic 4D cinema. Whatever you decide to do, the museum is a fitting tribute to a world-leading scientific city.

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