Time Out says
An interactive showcase paying tribute to Manchester’s industrial legacy, set within the world’s oldest train station
This inspiring museum explores how science, innovation and industry have created modern society and continue to shape it. Sound dull? It isn't. For starters, MOSI is within Liverpool Street Station, the Manchester terminus for the very first purpose-built passenger railway in the world, making it the world’s oldest railway station.
Visit the Power Hall and find out how steam, oil, gas and diesel have kept industry going, and to marvel at one of the largest collections of working steam mill engines anywhere. Or go to the Air and Space Gallery where you can see a triplane, fighter craft and explore space age technology. The Revolution Manchester Gallery provides visitors with a unique barcode which activates a series of games and challenges. It also allows your image to appear on a huge digital sculpture in the gallery, and follow up your personal visit once at home.
Special temporary exhibitions have proven popular too, ranging from 'Dr Who – Up Close' to 'Body Worlds'.
By concentrating on themes like communications, energy, transport and people, MOSI makes exploring easy and interesting, and champions not only Manchester's heritage but its scientific and industrial legacy as well.