As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.
Welcoming over 3 million people a year, the museum makes sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement
Aiming to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum sparks curiosity, releasing creativity and changing the future by engaging people of all generations and backgrounds in science, engineering, medicine, technology, design and enterprise.
National Media Museum
The National Media Museum aims to be the best museum in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.
The museum is home to over 3.5 million items of historical significance, looking after the National Photography, National Cinematography and National Television Collections.
Traditional and interactive galleries located across seven floors of the museum investigate and celebrate film, photography, television, animation and new media.
The museum also houses three cinemas, including the UK’s first IMAX theatre, offering an impressive film programme, from cult classics to contemporary art house cinema.
National Railway Museum
With almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites in York and Shildon, the National Railway Museum is home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects, the largest collection of railway objects in the world.
The museum offers visitors the chance to marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object-filled Warehouse, let off steam in the outdoor play area and disccover what role the railway has had in the shaping of the modern world
Museum of Science and Industry
From its home on the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, the Museum of Science and Industry’s outstanding collections tell the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future; celebrating the pioneers of years-gone-by and the forward-thinkers of the future.
The museum’s vision is to be internationally recognised for the creative exploration of how science, innovation and industry created and sustain modern society.
Its mission is to explore where science met industry and the modern world began, and to understand the impact that Manchester science, technology and innovation continues to have on all our lives.