Where are we?
Our address is: Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
Our main entrance is on Lower Byrom Street. This takes you straight into the Great Western Warehouse and to our information desk – the ideal starting point for your visit.
United Utilities are currently carrying out maintenance work on the corner of Liverpool Road and Water Street, and traffic diversions are in place. Find out about the road closures and how your journey could be affected
Arriving by train
Our nearest railway station is Deansgate, which you can get to via Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.
Whether your train into the city takes you to Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Piccadilly, you can get to us on foot, or by taking the free Metroshuttle city bus.
Arriving by free city bus (Metroshuttle)
The free Metroshuttle number 2 bus (green line) stops right outside the museum on Lower Byrom Street, however all 3 Metroshuttle services stop nearby on Byrom Street in Spinningfields.
Arriving by tram (Metrolink)
Our nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate-Castlefield, which is serviced by all tram routes EXCEPT for:
Bury – Abraham Moss (blue line)
Cornbrook – MediaCityUK (brown line)
Arriving by bicycle / motorbike
There is limited parking for bicycles on Lower Byrom Street near the main entrance, and on-site in our upper yard (between the Power Hall and the Great Western Warehouse). Access to our on-site cycle parking is via Water Street and through the customer car park.
There is limited free parking for motorbikes in our car park.
Arriving by car
If you're travelling into the city from the motorway, head towards Manchester and look out for the brown tourist signs directing you to the Museum of Science & Industry.
Our car park entrance is on Water Street, currently only accessible via Quay Street because of the ongoing Water Street maintenance work.
Our car park is open from 8.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday, and from 9.50am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. We charge £4.50 for the day.
If the car park is full when you arrive, you'll find alternative parking in the 24 hour NCP car park on Water Street.
Disabled car parking
There are 2 spaces for Blue Badge holders on Lower Byrom Street next to our main entrance, and limited unreserved parking for Blue Badge holders in our car park.
Plan your route with Google Maps
This map shows you the locations of our nearest Metrolink and Metroshuttle stops, cycle parking stands, and our car park entrance. Use it to find your way to the museum from anywhere in Manchester city centre and beyond.