LAZY FRIDAY: THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSRY WILL FASCINATE YOU AND THE FAMILY

Manchester can boast to have been the leader during the Industrial Revolution and other major discoveries.

Now you can bring the family to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) but as there is so much to see and do – make sure you don’t rush yourselves.

It was the winner of the Manchester Tourism Awards.

To go into the Museum is free – but if you want to see the ‘BodyWorlds’ there is a charge, you can phone 0871 231 0847 to book your tickets.

What’s All The Fuss About The Body World?

It’s the Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies.

Being a unique exhibition by the creator of the world’s first anatomical exhibition, Dr Gunther von Hagens Body Worlds 4 is one of the most breathtaking exhibitions ever to be staged by MOSI.

Body Worlds 4 presents more than 200 authentic specimens, including both diseased and healthy organs – plus whole body specimens that have undergone Plastination.

Plastination is Dr von Hagen’s groundbreaking method of halting decomposition and preserving the body after death for medical study.

All exhibited specimens are on display for the first time in the UK.

The exhibition also includes a programme of lectures, workshops and school classroom activities.

What Else Can You See or Do?

There is so much to interest you at MOSI.

You can go on a journey through Manchester’s heritage. Complete with sights, sounds and even smells.

Here Are Ten Recommendations You Won’t Want To Miss:

1.    Victorian Sewer

Crawl through an atmospheric Victorian Sewer – complete with smells, sounds, rats and … worse!

2.    Xperiment

Lift a mini with your little finger – could you do it?

3.    MoSi’s Historic Site

Stand on the platform of the oldest surviving passenger Railway Station in the world.

4.    Manchester’s Scientists

Watch holograms of Manchester’s world-famous scientists explain their discoveries before your very eyes.

5.    Cotton Machinery

Experience the deafening noise of working cotton machinery during one of our regular demonstrations.

6.    The Baby

Compare the size of your palm computer to ‘The Baby’, the world’s first computer.

7.    Hidden Treasures

Discover MoSi’s hidden treasures, you might even find a Cyberman’s boot.

8.    Avro Shackleton

Admire the enormous Avro Shackleton, designed in 1954 and keep a look out for Dougal from the Magic Roundabout.

9.    Beyer-Garrett Locomotive

Be dwarfed by the enormous Beyer-Garrett articulated locomotive.

10.    Living Rooms

Rekindle memories of living rooms past from the 1930’s to 1950’s.

Where Are We?

The Museum of Science and Industry is located on Liverpool Road in Castlefield – only minutes away from Manchester City Centre. There are plenty of signposts, just follow them.

A Word of Warning

If you intend to come by car from March 31st to December 21st 2008 there will be no vehicle access from Deansgate to Liverpool Road because of major water pipe replacements being carried out.  Rather approach MoSi from Quay Street.

Are There Any Car Parking Facilities?

Yes there are.  If you arrive before 3.00 pm it will cost you £5 but after 3.00 pm it will be £3.00

When Are We Open

From 10.00 am – 5.00 pm everyday, except December 24th – 26th and January 1st.

Is There Somewhere To Eat?

You have a choice of:

•    Recharge Café

•    Loft Restaurant

Is It Disabled Friendly?

There are smooth paths linking the five buildings and 98% of the complex is wheelchair accessible.

Toilets are provided for the Disabled.

Some Disabled Parking Spaces are available to Blue Badge Holders.

Lifts are available in most buildings.

There is also access for visually impaired visitors.

Hearing Dogs are welcome – water bowls are available on request.

Be Sure To Visit Our Shop

We have unusual gifts made from recycled materials. Glasses made from wine bottles, clocks and tea lights made from beer bottles to recycled pens and mousemats.

There is sure to be something for everyone.

Eva

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