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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Museum of Science & Industry

With it a bit drizzly today, after lunch we visited the Museum of Science & Industry, which is very close to the basins at Castlefield. We visited the Air & Space Hall first.

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Early experimental English Electric Lightning P.1A.

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A later model Spitfire XIV3.

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Avro Shackleton.

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Bristol Belvedere HC.1 helicopter.

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A model of a Russian space station, but not sure which one.

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In the Power Hall I found this National Engine which was running.

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And another National.

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And a really big National complete with generator set.

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British Rail Class 77, previously known as Class EM2 1500v DC locomotive as used on the Manchester – Sheffield line between 1953 and 1968. Triang Railways produced a model if this type of engine.

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The museum is housed within 5 halls, covering quite a large area. This looking back towards the Great Western Warehouse and the Power Hall.

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This is looking towards the Station Building and 1830 Warehouse.

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You can even walk through a Victorian Sewer! Nose plugs not supplied.

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We ran out of time to see some of the exhibits, so we will return another day whilst we are here, you definitely need a whole day to visit the whole site.

Keith.

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