SJ8397 : Great Western Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry

taken 10 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Great Western Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry
Great Western Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry
This former warehouse marked the final extension to the Liverpool Road Station site. It was built, in 1880, for the Great Western Railway which had acquired running powers onto the site. The warehouse, which is a Grade II Listed Building, is now the main building of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Educational sites  City, Town centre  Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8315 9785 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6262N 2:15.3208W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8311 9785
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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