Weekend Wandering: Manchester, UK


This past weekend, due to predicted bad weather, we decided to take a trip to Manchester to visit the Museum of Science and Industry (Mosi) and explore the Deansgate neighborhood a bit.  We took the train in, and the museum is very close to the Deansgate stop, so we grabbed breakfast sandwiches (butties, baps, buns?) and hit the museum. There are plenty of delicious looking bars/pubs/restaurants in this area, so you will definitely find something good. The museum was interesting because it not only profiles developments in many industries, from textiles to bio medical advances, but highlights the local contributions and significance.  There are many interactive exhibits for children (and adults) and the collections of artifacts and information about local history makes it worth a visit.  The museum is free, with a requested donation of 3 pounds, and is definitely worth that.  There is a small air and space museum, exhibits on nuclear energy, and when we went, a special exhibit on 3D printing and its applications to the modern world.

After the museum we did a little shopping, and went to Las Iguanas for dinner.  It was probably the best Mexican food I’ve had in the UK so far.  Then we headed to the Brew Dog pub, which serves beer from their brewery in Scotland, including one of their most well known brews, Dead Pony.  If you like hoppier carbonated beer, this is definitely worth a stop.  Try a few samplers.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. thegreyeye says:

    Interesting trip 🙂

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    1. Thanks, it’s good to have a city that’s so accessible and full of interesting things to do

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  2. Girl Gone Expat says:

    The wall painting is pretty cool, was it part of the museum?

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    1. Yes, the museum is comprised of several old industrial buildings that have been remodeled and decorated to celebrate their industrial heritage. Pretty interesting to walk around!

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  3. Lucy says:

    Sounds like a fun trip! The wall painting must have been a very interesting experience.

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    1. Yeah, it’s a great piece of art and adds to the industrial feel of the museum!

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  4. Oh I love las iguanas, I’m always going to the one in Leeds 😀


  5. JPC says:

    Having been to this museum more times than I can count I definitely agree that it is worth a visit. I’d also recommend the nearby People’s History Museum as well, although it is fairly small.

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    1. I haven’t heard of the People’s History Museum but I’ll have to look it up for my next visit. Thanks for the tip!

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