Manchester Science Museum – MOSI: Industry

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Science Museum Manchester, UK : MOSI

MOSI – Museum of Science & Industry, northwest England : Architecture

Manchester Science Museum

Address: Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP

Contact MOSI Manchester: 0161 832 2244

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

Manchester building photos © Adrian Welch, 17 Apr 2010:

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Location: south end of Deansgate, on west side

Opening hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, please check with MOSI

The museum was originally called the Northwestern Museum of Science and Industry when it opened in 1969 in temporary premises on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock. In 1978, the Greater Manchester Council purchased the earliest part of the former Liverpool Road Station from British Rail, which had been closed in 1975. The council paid the nominal sum of £1 for the site.

The museum opened at this site on 15 September 1983 and later expanded to include the whole of the former station.

The museum used to be located on Grosvenor Street to the south of the city centre and had close ties with UMIST, having mostly grown out of the Department of History of Science & Technology. In 1983, having obtained more funding and outgrown its former site, it moved and is now located on Castlefield, near the site of the original Roman fort in Manchester (Mamucium); it incorporates Liverpool Road Station (vacated by British Rail in 1975), one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world’s first passenger railway.

Since 2007 the museum has organised an annual science festival in Manchester.
Source: wikipedia

Manchester building photos © Adrian Welch 2006:

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Location: Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP, Northwest England, UK

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