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Museum of Science and Industry

History of MOSI

North Western Museum of Science and IndustryOpened in 1969, the North Western Museum of Science and Industry quickly outgrew its temporary premises on Grosvenor Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. Today the Museum occupies the former Liverpool Road Station, one of Manchester's most important historic sites. When the Station closed in 1975, Greater Manchester Council, agreed to purchase it to become the Museum's new home.  The Museum opened at its new site on 15 September 1983, the 153rd anniversary of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Find out more about the history of Liverpool Road Station and MOSI's development since 1983 by clicking on the links below.

Liverpool Road Station

Find out about the development of the world's oldest railway station.

Annual Highlights

Trace the evolution of MOSI since it opened at Liverpool Road Station in 1983.