Despite current restrictions, the Science and Industry Museum are making sure to offer a huge variety of fun and safe activities this half-term.

The doors opened this Saturday 24 October and will stay open until Sunday 1 November from 10am-5pm, as well as staying open for all seven days instead of the usual five, to give parents a well-earned break!

The museum offers a wide range of things for children and families to do, from the Manchester Rolls Royce area, where you can see one of the first ever motor car made in Manchester, to the free interactive gallery where science experiments are brought to life.

Director of the Science and Industry Museum, Sally MacDonald, said, “It’s fantastic to be opening the museum for a whole week over half term and giving even more families the chance to visit us during the holiday.”

The acclaimed Air and Space Hall is also being reopened for the first time since March, with Expert Explainers also dotted around the museum to assist in both educating and entertaining all guests.

Ms MacDonald said: “We’re really pleased to be reopening the Air and Space Hall, where visitors can see everything from the magnificent Avro Shackleton aeroplane to a Sinclair C5 electric vehicle.”

Some areas will be closed to the public as a multi-million-poundrenovation project is being undertaken, including £5million being spent on a Special Exhibition Gallery, and improvement works to the Power Hall and the 1830s Station and Warehouse.

As expected, social distancing is being implemented throughoutthe museum, alongside one-way routes and all tickets must be booked in advance but are free to purchase.

Hosting the world’s first passenger railways station, and the oldest existing railway goods warehouse, a trip to the Science and Industry Museum most definitely must be on the to-do list this half-term.

Tickets can be booked through the museum website, or by calling 0800 047 8124, and more information on safety measures taken and activities offered can also be found online.


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