The Manchester Science and Industry Museum (formerly MOSI - Museum Of Science and Industry) is part of the Science Museum and has an extensive collection, focusing on inventions and developments that took place in the city. It is based in and around the Liverpool Road Railway Station which dates from 1830 and was the Manchester terminus of the world’s first inter city railway.
A permanent gallery dedicated to sanitation and sewerage used to include a recreated Victorian sewer but has recently (2021) been permanently closed. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway entered the station on viaduct, in order to provide clearance for vessels on the nearby River Irwell. Beneath the viaduct are the so-called Stephenson Arches which are now abandoned. On a 2011 visit, Sub Brit was allowed access to these arches and they were fascinating to explore, with evidence still in situ of the water mains that once powered hydraulic cranes on the platforms above.