Trains to the Manchester Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a testament to the city's legacy of innovation. It houses exhibits that span centuries of progress.

Travel effortlessly on an Avanti West Coast train to delve into Manchester's inventive past. We'll show you the best routes to arrive and a preview of the museum's must-sees.

How to get to the Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum is conveniently accessible by train and tram. If you're arriving by train, Deansgate is the closest railway station, just a 10-minute walk from the museum.

For visitors coming from Manchester Oxford Road station, it's a 15-minute walk. Those from Manchester Victoria or Manchester Piccadilly stations can expect a walk of 25 and 30 minutes, respectively.

For tram users, the nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate–Castlefield. All tram lines, except for the Bury to Piccadilly line, service this stop. From the Deansgate–Castlefield tram stop, the museum is just a 10-minute walk.

What to do at the Science and Industry Museum

Stepping into Manchester's Science Museum is an immersion into its heart of innovation and history. It's a place of hands-on discovery.

For families, the "Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You" exhibit is unmissable. Popular TV hosts Dr Chris, Dr Xand, and Dr Ronx will guide you. Enjoy a fun journey through the digestive system, mixing entertainment with educational science.

Or, explore the city's innovative past in industry and technology at the Revolution Manchester Gallery.

Discover stories of its engineering wonders, from Rolls-Royce cars to the work of aircraft designer Roy Chadwick. Take in the cultural history from Factory Records to the trailblazing women in journalism and broadcasting.

Those interested in computing can marvel at 'Baby', an early form of modern computers. Meanwhile, history lovers can learn about Manchester's textile industry. Learn about the mix of progress and inequality in history by viewing the machines that powered the Industrial Revolution.

Young visitors can enjoy the 'Experiment' gallery's interactive displays. They can test their senses and try their hand at creating feats of engineering.

Or, for the gamers, "Power Up" offers a nostalgic journey through video game history. Available on school holidays and weekends, it lets players leap from Pacman to Minecraft.

The museum promises a rich variety of experiences. Each exhibit tells a story of Manchester's impact on science, industry, and culture.

About the Science and Industry Museum

Opened as the North Western Museum of Science and Industry in 1969, the museum found its early roots in Grosvenor Street. It grew from the pioneering efforts of Richard L. Hills and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

The museum now resides on the site of Liverpool Road Station. This is also a landmark as the Manchester terminus of the world's first purpose-built passenger railway.

This monumental venue sparked revolutions in trade, technology, travel, and our very perception of time. It was here, in the heart of the world's inaugural industrial city, where science met industry and the modern world was born.

The site boasts three Grade I and four Grade II listed structures over its seven-acre expanse. These include the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station and railway goods warehouse.

An ambitious, multi-million-pound restoration is in motion. Aspiring to both preserve and rejuvenate the site, these restorations should be finished by 2030.

This should be in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Then, by 2033, it aims to achieve net zero emissions, advancing ahead of national targets.

For over four decades, this museum has been instrumental in Castlefield's revitalisation. Now, poised between culture and innovation, it stands as a testament to Manchester's perpetual spirit of discovery.

Ways to save on your train ticket to the Science and Industry Museum

Embark on an enlightening trip to the Science and Industry Museum without stretching your budget. If you're planning a group outing, a Group Ticket is an ideal starting point for cost savings.

Those plotting their trips in advance can look into the potential advantages of our Advance Tickets.

Families can make their journey economical with the Family Ticket, catering to two adults and up to three children. Young explorers under the age of five can also use a free Child Ticket.

If your travel schedule allows, consider the discounts on Off-Peak fares. You can enjoy even further savings with a Railcard and by booking directly with us.

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Find the best ticket prices, choose your seats, and complete your payment easily. And remember, there are no booking fees and you have the flexibility to adjust your trip details before departure. Make your museum visit smooth with Avanti.

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