What’s On

Find out below what there is to see and do at the museum. Filter by age recommendation and date to plan your visit.

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There are 25 activities

1830 Express

1830 Express

Charges apply

Hop on the 1830 Express and step back to a time to when cotton was king and railways were about to change the world forever.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Ride
Platform for Investigation at the Museum of Science and Industry

Pi: Platform for Investigation

Free

Swap shopping for live experiments as Pi: Platform for Investigation leaves the Museum of Science and Industry for the first time, bringing impossibly small science into the Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Interactive science show
Picture of a man and woman talking at the Museum of Science and Industry

Science in the City - Late

Free (booking not required, but advised)

An adults-only night of live music and quantum theory, celebrating Science in the City week.

  • adults only
  • Event
Picture of children playing with interactive display at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Experiment!

Free

Stare into the mirror of infinity, create a tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Play with 25 hands-on exhibits and see science in action.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Interactive gallery
Illustration of various tempting foodstuffs - cupcakes, nachos, Oreos and more

Cravings

Free

Take a tour of your taste buds and explore how food affects your brain, body and eating habits.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Exhibition
Lithograph of Manchester Victoria Station, 1845

Destination Stations

Free

Starting an adventure, saying goodbye or rushing to work.  For nearly 200 years, railway stations have been the backdrop to our personal dramas and everyday routines.

  • Recommended for ages 12 and older
  • Gallery
The Revolution Manchester Show at Museum of Science and Industry

The Revolution Manchester Show

Free

This lively show tells the story of how science and industry came together in Manchester, shaping our lives today.

  • Recommended for ages 5 to 11
  • Interactive science show
Manchester Mills demonstration at Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester Mills Demonstration

Free

Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago, experience the deafening sounds of the mill machines and find out what life was like for thousands of mill workers.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Demonstration
Engine demonstration at Museum of Science and Industry

Engine Demonstration

Free

Find out how a mill engine works, and discover its role in the Industrial Revolution.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Demonstration