|Museum of Science and Industry's unique sign.|
|Mural on the side of a warehouse at the museum.|
We considered taking the train into Manchester, but decided instead to drive in on a Sunday morning, since traffic would be lighter. It was a good idea. The museum is in a old part of town. The buildings were originally 4 warehouses and a train station. The area around them is being renovated into housing and shops. On the whole, it's looking good!
|The old train station on the right and one of the warehouses that are now part of MOSI.|
|The Great Western Warehouse, now the main building.|
|The Air and Space hall looks very 1890's.|
|Street plantings are easier when it rains this much!|
Our favourite part of the museum was the Power Hall. It was full of working steam engines and locomotives. One of the docents gave a demonstration of this huge steam engine that was originally used in a woollen mill. Lots of noise and steam and movement.
|One of the first Rolls- Royces.|
|The prototype of the Vulcan, a bomber.|
|A home made airplane, built from plans originating in France.|