The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, is a large museum
devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on
the city's achievements in these fields. The museum is part of the Science
Museum Group, a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture,
Media and Sport, having merged with the National Science Museum in 2012.
There are extensive displays on the theme of transport (cars, aircraft, railway
locomotives and rolling stock), power (water, electricity, steam and gas
engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and
The museum is an Anchor Point of ERIH – the European Route of
Industrial Heritage and is situated on the site of the world's first railway
station - Manchester Liverpool Road railway station - which opened as part of
the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in September 1830. The train station
frontage and 1830 warehouse are both Grade I listed. The museum also offers
steam train rides at weekends and on bank holidays.