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Science and Industry Museum

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The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, England, traces 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, having merged with the National Science Museum in 2012.[2]

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Science and Industry Museum
Entrance structure reflecting its science/industrial themes
Science and Industry Museum is located in Greater Manchester
Science and Industry Museum
Location within Greater Manchester
Established15 September 1983
LocationLiverpool Road, Manchester, England
Coordinates53°28′37″N 2°15′20″W
TypeScience museum
Visitors556,523 (2019)[1]
Public transit accessMetroshuttle Bus interchange – Green Route
Science Museum Group
Oddfellows Hall, the first home of the museum
Exterior of the museum's Air and Space Hall
A kamikaze Ohka aircraft in exhibition

There are extensive displays on the theme of transport (cars, railway locomotives and rolling stock), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing.

The museum is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and is on the site of the world's first passenger railway station – Manchester Liverpool Road – which opened as part of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830. The railway station frontage and 1830 warehouse are both Grade I listed.

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