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Science and Industry Museum , Manchester

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The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester City Centre is a free family-friendly showcasing science, technology and industry and is great for families. 

The Science and Industry Museum has to lots to offer for families and makes a free great day out for all ages. 

Read on for what you need to know about visiting Science and Industry Museum

Children’s Facilities At Science and Industry Museum

Experiment at Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum Experiment floor offers the chance for children to get hands-on with science. From mixing colours to form shadows to lifting a real car, Experiment will be a big hit with kids big and small. 

Experiment also houses a small soft play area for younger children complete with bright blocks to be stacked, climbed, and toppled. 

My Den at Science and Industry Museum

My Den is located on the textile floor and is perfect for babies and youngest children to play. The Den offers protections, touch feel walls, mats and treasure baskets. 

Textile Trails at The Science and Industry Museum

Children can pick up a free activity trail and enjoy fun games and challenges in this great gallery. 

School Holidays At the Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum offers special events, activities, and shows in the school holidays for families. 

For the latest events at Science and Industry Museum and other school holiday events see here

Experitots Toddler Group At Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum run a monthly Experitots session for 1 to 4-year-olds. The sessions encourage children and adults to explore together before joining in songs, play, and multi-sensory fun. 

The sessions are term time only and do not generally run in the summer holidays. See the link below for more information. 

Baby Facilities at Science and Industry Museum

Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the museum and quiet space is available on request. The cafe is happy to warm up bottles and baby food. 

There are baby changing facilities throughout the Museum of Science and Industry and reception offers emergency nappy packs.

The Museum of Science and Industry is buggy friendly and also offers a buggy park near the entrance for those who don’t want to take it with you. 

Food And Cafe At Science and Industry Museum

On the ground floor of the Science and Industry Museum, you will find a lovely cafe offering hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and cakes and kids meal deals. 

They also have a Bistro on the same floor as Experitots serving hot meals made with seasonal and local produce, including kids meals. 

Science and Industry Museum welcome picnics to the museum and have a large picnic area in the New Warehouse open during the school holidays and weekends.

Address And Location Of Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum is located atLiverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP

Parking At Science and Industry Museum

There is no parking at the Science and Industry Museum and limited road parking around Liverpool Rd and surrounding streets.  

Public Transport To Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum is located in the City Centre and less than a 20-minute walk away depending on your location in the city centre.

From Manchester Piccadilly Station

The museum is a 20-minute walk from the station or you can make the 4 to 7 minute walk to Piccadilly Gardens for public transport.

From Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens, is a 4-minute walk from the station and near the main body of the shopping area.

From here you can get 

  • Manchester free shuttle bus Bus Route 1 to the Spinnningfields Stop 
  • The Blue Line or Purple Line Tram to Deansgate-Castlefield 

From Deansgate Station 

The museum is just a 7-minute walk from Deansgate Station.

You can also take the free Shuttle Bus Route 1. 

More information about the Science and Industry Museum.

For More information about the Science and Industry Museum see here. 

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