SJ8397 : (Rolls) Royce Engine at Museum of Science and Industry

taken 5 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

(Rolls) Royce Engine at Museum of Science and Industry
(Rolls) Royce Engine at Museum of Science and Industry
Frederick Henry Royce built his first car at his Cooke Street factory in Hulme. This engine was fitted to the second Royce car which was used by Royce's business partner. It was this car that Royce showed to Charles Rolls at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 4 May 1904; the historic meeting which led to the setting up of the Rolls-Royce company. So whilst not actually a Rolls-Royce engine, this is an important part of the history of motoring and of the Rolls-Royce company in particular. It is on display in the museum's power hall.
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, 3 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 October, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 831 978 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6046N 2:15.3297W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 831 978
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