Just an easy 15 minute walk from Manchester's city center, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is situated on the site of the world's first railway station -the Manchester Liverpool Road Station (1830). It was originally called "The North Western Museum of Science and Industry" and is dedicated to tracing the development of science, industry, and technology within Manchester. This is a huge museum, within the confines of at least five buildings. There are exhibits of aircraft, locomotives, computers, stationary steam engines, diesel and hydrolic pumps, as well as electric generators, all in operating condition. While we've been to many museums during our travels, this one was certainly fun to visit.
Entrance to the main building of the Museum of Science and Industry.
I found this exhibit fascinating. This is "The Baby" , the first stored program computer (1948).
Within the main building are exhibits of locomotives that were in use throughout the UK.
In the power building are several operating steam engines, electric generators, and pumps...
...as well as a working weaving machine.
Another building in the complex is devoted to aircraft...
...with displays of past and present aircraft...
...and at least one future model.
There is even a section devoted to Dr. Who.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.