This huge 7-acre museum site houses displays on science and technology, road transport, railways etc. The Air and Space Hall houses a wide range of exhibits, including a Trident cockpit and a Morphis simulator. The space gallery includes interactive displays. The contribution made to aviation development in the local area by the Avro Company, through its factories at Woodford and Chadderton, is well presented. Elsewhere can be seen working steam engines, a variety of locomotives and rolling stock and much more.
A major renovation programme announced in November 2007, called Revolution MOSI, will see the museum buildings completely refurbished to 21st Century standards, with much improved lighting and display space, allowing room for more exhibits and better presentation of information. The actual work will begin in 2009 and should be completed in 2012.
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester. Close to the end of the A57 in central Manchester. Well signposted.
Daily 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, including Bank Holidays, but excluding December 24-26 and January 1.
The Main Museum, including the Air and Space Hall, is Free. There is a charge for Special exhibitions.
Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled to 98% of the museum.
|Avro 707A WZ736 (photo, Matt Durrant)||Avro Avian G-EBZM (photo, Matt Durrant)|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|–||A. V. Roe Triplane||–||Reproduction||Displayed|
|–||A. V. Roe Triplane||BAPC.6||Reproduction||Displayed|
|–||Avro Type F #||–||Reproduction||Displayed|
|G-EBZM||Avro Avian IIIA||G-EBZM||Complete||Displayed|
|WR960||Avro Shackleton AEW.1||WR960||Complete||Displayed|
|–||Avro RJX 100 **||–||Uncompleted||Displayed|
|XS179||BAC Jet Provost T.4||XS179||Complete||Displayed|
|XG454||Bristol Belvedere HC.1||XG454||Complete||Displayed|
|XL824||Bristol Sycamore HR.14||XL824||Complete||Displayed|
|G-ADAH||de Havilland Dragon Rapide||G-ADAH||Complete||Displayed|
|XD624||de Havilland Vampire T.11 **||XD624||Complete||Displayed|
|BQT||EoN 460 Series 1 sailplane||BQT||Complete||Displayed|
|WP270||EoN Eton TX.1||WP270||Complete||Displayed|
|WG763||English Electric P.1A||WG763||Complete||Displayed|
|WT619||Hawker Hunter F.1||WT619||Complete||Displayed|
|G-AWZP||Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B-101||G-AWZP||Nose||Displayed|
|G-MJXE||Hiway Demon 175/Tri-Flyer||G-MJXE||Complete||Displayed|
|Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea||BAPC.12||Complete||Displayed|
|G-AYTA||Morane-Saulnier MS.880B Rallye||G-AYTA||Complete||Displayed|
|ZE966||Panavia Tornado F.3 **||ZE966||Complete||Displayed|
|MT847||Supermarine Spitfire XIV||MT847||Complete||Displayed|
|–||Volmer VJ-23 Swingwing microlight||BAPC.175||Complete||Displayed|
|997||Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka 11||997||Complete||Displayed|
# under construction.
** in store for later display.
% The Cody Kite is not a replica, it is an original covering on a reproduction frame.
Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP. Tel: 0161 832 2244, Fax: 0161 606 0186, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.
|Belvedere HC.1 XG454 (photo, Matt Durrant)||Dragon Rapide G-ADAH (photo, Matt Durrant)|
|P.1A WG763 (photo, Matt Durrant)||Shackleton AEW.1 WR960 (photo, Matt Durrant)|
|Spitfire XIV MT847 (photo, Matt Durrant)||Sycamore HR.14 XR824 (photo, Matt Durrant)|