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Entry to the Museum is free, but please help us to stay this way by making a voluntary donation of £3.

Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road
Castlefield
Manchester
M3 4FP

By car: MOSI is located on Liverpool Road in Castlefield, minutes from Manchester city centre. It is clearly signposted from all main routes into the city - simply follow the brown tourist signs. The nearest motorways are the M602 and the M60.

Car parking: The car park is open from 8.30am until 6pm Monday - Friday and from 9.50am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Car parking on-site costs £4.50 for the day.

The car park entrance has permanently moved to Water Street (from Lower Byrom Street). Closing the upper level car park has been done in order to improve visitor safety, allow the historic site to shine, plus it makes a great event space. The car park fills up quickly at weekends and during holidays, so we advise that people arrive early.

Roadworks on Liverpool Road/Water Street

Please be aware that United Utilities are currently carrying out some work at the junction of Liverpool Road and Water Street, which means that the Water Street car park entrance can only be accessed via Quay Street. This may cause some disruption to your journey on the day. Please take a look at this map produced by United Utilities for more information and please allow a little extra travel time.

Disabled parking: There are two on-street Blue Badge spaces outside the Museum's Coffee Shop on Lower Byrom Street. There are also a limited number of spaces for Blue Badge holders on the Museum's car park (see above for charges). These cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bike/motorcycle: Limited free parking on site. Arriving by pedal bike? Download Modern History's Heritage Cycle Trail.

By train: Nearest railway station: Deansgate. It is a five-minute walk from Deansgate to MOSI. From Deansgate Station, turn right onto Deansgate itself, then left onto Liverpool Road at the main junction. See this map for more details.

Deansgate station is serviced by direct rail services from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.

Alternatively, MOSI is only a 20-30 minute walk down Deansgate from Victoria Station.

Directions from Piccadilly Station: Get the direct Metrolink (tram) to Deansgate-Castlefield (charges apply). This stop is serviced by trams to Altrincham, St Werburgh's Road, MediaCity UK and Eccles, but not Bury. From Deansgate-Castlefield, turn right onto Deansgate, then left onto Liverpool Road at the main junction. See this map for more details.

Alternatively, you can get the free No. 3 Metroshuttle bus (purple route) and alight at one of the two stops on Quay Street near the Opera House, then look for Lower Byrom Street. As the bus travels in a circular route, when travelling back to Piccadilly, catch the return bus from one of the stops on the other side of the road.

Directions from Victoria Station: Get the Metrolink (tram) to Deansgate-Castlefield (charges apply). This stop is serviced by trams to Altrincham, St Werburgh's Road, MediaCity UK and Eccles, but not Bury. Please note that from Victoria Station, you may need to change at Piccadilly Gardens. - not all services are direct. From Deansgate-Castlefield, turn right onto Deansgate, then left onto Liverpool Road at the main junction. See this map for more details.

Alternatively, the free No. 2 Metroshuttle bus (green route) stops near the Museum. As the bus travels in a circular route, ask to alight at the bottom of Deansgate when travelling to the Museum. When returning to Victoria Station, the bus stops outside the Museum entrance on Lower Byrom Street.

By tram: Nearest Metrolink (tram) station: Deansgate-Castlefield (formerly GMEX). This stop is next to Manchester Central Convention Centre. This stop is serviced by trams to Altrincham, St Werburgh's Road, MediaCity UK and Eccles, but not Bury. Please note that from Victoria Station, you may need to change at Piccadilly Gardens - not all services are direct. From Deansgate-Castlefield, turn right onto Deansgate, then left onto Liverpool Road at the main junction. See this map for more details.

By bus: Bus No. 33 from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre stops outside MOSI on Liverpool Road. The free No. 2 Metroshuttle bus (green route) stops outside the Museum entrance on Lower Byrom Street.

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City Centre Map (provided by Transport for Greater Manchester)
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