Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI), located in Manchester, England, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology, and industry and particularly the city's considerable contributions to these. It is an Anchor Point of ERIH - The European Route of Industrial Heritage. The museum is a Non-Departmental Public Body.

The museum used to be located on Grosvenor St 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.

There are extensive displays on the theme of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. They also have steam train rides at the museum hauled by a replica of a Planet class Steam locomotive "Planet" built by Robert Stephenson. The railway brings the museum to life and is one of the star attractions to visitors. The railway is mainly run by volunteers and they are always on the look out for new recruits.

A new Connected Earth gallery that tells the history of communications in Manchester and the North West of England opened in October 2007.


The Museum of Science and Industry is home to some impressive items these include:-
*A replica of Novelty (locomotive) with parts from the original locomotive of 1829.
*A complete RAF Avro Shackleton, built locally at Chadderton and Woodford
*A Supermarine Spitfire
*A Hawker Hunter
*A British Rail Class 77 EM2 1.5 kV DC electric locomotive.
*A South African GL class Beyer-Garratt

Body Worlds 4 opened on February 22, 2008 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. [ ['s-on/body-worlds Whats On | BODY WORLDS 4 | MoSI ] ]


See also

* LMR 57 Lion Britain's oldest steamable locomotive


External links

* [ Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester]
* [ Aero collection of Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester]
* [ 24 Hour Museum entry]
* [ Designated Collections] information from the MLA

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