About Us

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is devoted to inspiring our visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

It’s a story that we’re uniquely placed to tell—on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, today alive with innovative cutting-edge discoveries in science and technology.

We care for a globally important heritage site comprising 5 listed buildings, two of them listed Grade 1. The museum site was the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway and our characteristic 1830 Warehouse epitomises Manchester’s 19th-century reputation as the warehouse of the western world.

We combine the distinctive appeal of our historic site with a vibrant contemporary science programme, making connections between the past and the present, between scientific theory and real-world applications.

One of the flagship events in our cultural calendar, bringing science to life for people of all ages, is the vibrant 11-day Manchester Science Festival which takes place across the city. Each October it attracts the best scientists from Manchester and beyond to showcase current research and promote the region’s rich heritage of innovation.

The museum is part of the Science Museum Group, which encompasses the Science Museum, the National Railway Museum and the National Media Museum.

Business size

101-500 employees

Commercial presence