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Explore 250 years of innovations and ideas that started life in Manchester and went on to change the world at the Science and Industry Museum.

The Science and Industry Museum sits in the heart of Manchester, the world's first industrial city. It is a place full of amazing objects and revolutionary ideas that changed the world forever.

Explore Manchester's rich legacy of innovations and discoveries in the Revolution Manchester Gallery, find out how the city's heritage is interwoven with the cotton industry in the Textiles Gallery and see science brought to life in Experiment, our family friendly interactive gallery.

Plus, look out for expert Explainers at Science Stops around the museum and step out into the cobbled Upper Yard to enjoy the beautiful new garden and uncover stories of the museum's historic site.

Don't miss the museum's programme of special exhibitions and events.

Revolution in progress

There is lots for you to enjoy as part of a visit to the Science and Industry Museum. However, certain areas of the museum are currently closed.

A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at this globally significant industrial heritage site to carry out crucial restoration work, bring the story of the historic site to life, and to create a more sustainable museum for visitors to play and learn in. Find out more.

Plan your visit

The museum is currently open from Wednesday - Sunday, 10.00 - 17.00 during term time and Monday - Sunday, 10.00 - 17.00 during school holidays. Book your free admission tickets.

The cafe at the museum entrance is open is open from 9.30, Wednesday - Sunday serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, pastries, cakes and snacks.