Taking you on a journey through Manchester's industrial heritage
The science museum is an absolute must-see taking you on a journey through Manchester's heritage that includes sights, sounds and even smells! Whilst there you can experience what it was like to work in a cotton mill, carry out your own experiments in the Xperiment zone, walk through a Victorian sewer, hear about the history of the toilet (exhibits including a real Victorian privy (earth closet) and a tippler toilet). You can also have a look at the world's first stored-program computer, called the Baby, which was built at Manchester University in 1948 and later developed into the world's first commercial computer (the Mark I). You may though wish to instead stand on the platform of the world’s oldest surviving passenger Railway Station!
The MOSI occupies the site of the former Liverpool Road Station, one of the city’s most important historic sites and one of the oldest railway stations in the world. The station was still used as a goods station until 1975when British Rail closed it.
Map showing the location of Museum of Science and Industry