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Museum of Science & Industry - MOSI - MSI

M3 4FP Manchester, Great Britain (UK)

Address Liverpool Road
Castlefield 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Technical Museum in general
  • Street Vehicles
  • Steam engines/generators/pumps
  • Textile production
  • Air and Space (aviation, spaceflight etc.)
  • Imax & "Maxi screen"
  • Combustion engines/generators/pumps
  • Electric motors/generators/pumps
  • Technical and functional models
  • Media
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Railway
  • Military Aerospace


Opening times
10am - 5pm every day, except 24 - 26 December and 1 January.

Admission
Status from 04/2016
Free entry.

Contact
Tel.:+44-161-832 22 44  eMail:marketing mosi.org.uk  

Homepage www.mosi.org.uk

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Location / Directions
N53.477137° W2.254242°N53°28.62822' W2°15.25452'N53°28'37.6932" W2°15'15.2712"

By Car: MOSI is located on Liverpool Road in Castlefield, minutes from Manchester city centre.
It is clearly signposted from all main routes into the city - simply follow the brown tourist signs. The nearest motorways are the M602 and the M60.

Car parking on-site costs £7.00 before 9.00am, £5.00 after 9.00am and £3.00 after 3.00pm. The car park entrance is situated on Lower Byrom Street, just off Liverpool Road or Quay Street. Capacity is restricted, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment, especially during holiday periods.

By Bike/Motorcycle: Limited free parking on site. Arriving by pedal bike? Download Modern History's Heritage Cycle Trail.

By Train: Nearest railway station: Deansgate. It is a five minute walk from Deansgate to MOSI.

Deansgate station is serviced by direct rail services from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

GB: Ferranti, GB Pegasus (1956)

Description

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Museum of Science and Industr  is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields.

There are extensive displays on the theme of transport (cars, aircraft, railway locomotives and rolling stock), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing.

The museum is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage; and is situated on the site of the world's first railway station – Manchester Liverpool Road – which opened as part of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in September 1830. The railway station frontage and 1830 warehouse are both Grade I listed. The museum also offers steam train rides at weekends and on bank holidays.

Exhibits  include:

Aircraft
A complete RAF Avro Shackleton and other Avro machines, built locally at Chadderton and Woodford.
A Supermarine Spitfire
A Hawker Hunter
An intact Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka

Computing
A replica of the Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine

Locomotives
Ericsson's Novelty – A replica incorporating parts from the original locomotive of 1829.
British Rail Class 77 No. 27001 'Ariadne' – A 1.5 kV DC electric locomotive built by Metropolitan-Vickers in 1953.
South African Railways GL class Garratt No. 2352 – Built in 1929 by Beyer, Peacock and Company, Manchester.
Pakistan Railways 4–4–0 – A broad gauge locomotive built by Beyer, Peacock and Company.

Themed Galleries
A Connected Earth gallery that tells the history of communications in Manchester and the North West of England opened in October 2007.
The Electricity Gallery and the Gas Gallery, which focus on the development, production and use of these utilities.
Underground Manchester, which looks at sanitation and water supply

The Railway
On selected dates, visitors may ride on demonstration passenger trains within the museum grounds. Trains are hauled by the museum's two operational steam locomotives:

'Planet' – A replica of Robert Stephenson and Company's Planet class locomotive, built by the Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry in 1992. The original locomotive was constructed in 1830 and hauled trains on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

'Agecroft No. 1' – An 0–4–0 saddle tank built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns in 1948 for use at Agecroft Power Station. Restored to working order in 2011.

Industrial machines
The museum exhibits the large collection of stationary steam engines, hot air engines, diesel engines, hydraulic pumps, large electric generators and other similar machines. Most of these machines are operational and occasionally can be seen running. This exhibit includes the last stationary steam engine newly build to power a mill.

There is also the exhibit of spinning and weaving machines that cover all steps from wool to textile. These machines are also functional and run for a few minutes at scheduled times.


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