on August 28, 2006
What better place to visit in the "birth city of the Industrial Revolution," than a museum dedicated to the preservation and education of Manchester's history of innovation. The Museum of Science & Industry was a fun visit for us, and although it could easily take an entire day to go through, we were only able to visit a handful of sections. There were plenty of families and children enjoying the hands-on exhibits, as well as the interactive displays of the old railway system, inventions through the ages, and weird-science facts.Located on several acres over one of the world's oldest railway stations, the museum is spread over 5 buildings with exhibitions from outer space, industrial machinery, and evolution of airplanes to hands-on children's' puzzle room, Manchester's Industrial history, and even a walk through the old sewer lines. As if all this entertainment isn't enough reason to stop in - on top of this, admission is free to the public (excluding several special exhibitions). There is also a nice cafe to have lunch and a small gift shop to take home a souvenir. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm—a must see for the entire family.
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