The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI), is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology, and industry and particularly the city''s considerable contributions to these. It is an Anchor Point of ERIH - The European Route of Industrial Heritage.
There are extensive displays on the theme of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester''s sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. They also have steam train rides at the museum hauled by a replica of a Planet class Steam locomotive "Planet" built by Robert Stephenson. The railway brings the museum to life and is one of the star attractions to visitors. The railway is mainly run by volunteers and they are always on the look out for new recruits.
A new Connected Earth gallery that tells the history of communications in Manchester and the North West of England opened in October 2007.