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Museum of Science and Industry

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.

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.

Download the Metroshuttle route map (PDF)

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)

Download the Metrolink route map (PDF)

There's currently no step-free access at the Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop. If you need a step-free route to the museum on the tram network, we recommend using St Peter's Square instead.

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.

Find out about city centre bicycle routes on the Manchester City Council website

Arriving by car

Our car park is now permanently closed.

There are several car parks within 5 minutes' walk from the museum. The nearest NCP car park is the Great Northern car park.

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.

Disabled car parking
There are 2 spaces for Blue Badge holders on Lower Byrom Street next to our main entrance.