Free entry Open today 10am to 5pm

Revolution Manchester

Open daily

  • 10am to 5pm
  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Free
  • Great Western Warehouse
  • Step-free access throughout. Wheelchair-accessible toilets near museum main entrance. Read our facilities guide.

Thread your way through Manchester’s rich legacy of industrial innovations, scientific discoveries and ideas that changed the world.

Manchester invented the foundations of the modern world—and that’s no exaggeration.
Brian Cox, 2011

Game changers. Pioneers. Mancunians.

Our small corner of the city is where the modern world began. Discover the story of our historic site then get on board with the transport revolution and uncover Manchester’s aviation history.

Weave your way around Cottonopolis, discover why small is beautiful in Manchester and discover engineers like Joseph Whitworth and Richard Roberts who helped the wheels of industry to turn and made Manchester into a global powerhouse.

Step into the circle of energy and uncover the pioneering work of James Joule, then tinker with our nuclear fusion machine.

Play the Ferranti Mark 1 love letter game in front of our replica Baby computer, or test your binary skills in our fast-paced coding game.

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