Access Information

This event takes place in a custom-built environment, the Atmospheric Memory Chamber, located in the Lower Yard at the Science and Industry Museum (Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP).

The Science and Industry Museum is on Liverpool Road in central Manchester, approximately five minutes’ walk from Deansgate Station and Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink (which has lift access to the platforms).

There is limited Blue Badge parking close to the museum, on Liverpool Road and Lower Byrom St.

There are toilets at the venue, including accessible toilets, on the ground floor of the 1830 Warehouse.

The Chamber is accessible for wheelchairs and mobility devices. This is a standing experience.

Atmospheric Memory begins in the 1830 Warehouse at the Science and Industry Museum.

The route to the 1830 Warehouse is approximately 400 metres. It is step free with some cobbles, steep ramps, uneven surfaces, sharp turns and disused railway tracks.

For wheelchair users and anyone needing a shorter route, there is a lift to the Lower Yard of the Science and Industry Museum. The Lower Yard is where the 1830 Warehouse is located. The lift to the Lower Yard is at the end of the Textile Hall. Please be aware that we have been experiencing some issues with the lift not working over the last week, and cannot guarantee the lift will be operating. Please ask a Science and Industry Museum staff member at Main Reception for further information about the site and lift access.

You can ask the Science and Industry Museum on in advance if you would like to check whether the lift is in operation.

There is also ramped access to the Atmospheric Memory Chamber.

Part of the interactive experience is accessed via a raised platform. There are alternate means accessing this interaction at ground level in the main chamber.

This is an intensive and interactive sensory experience incorporating bright lights and projection, flashing lights (including strobing), low light in places, loud sounds and some haze and smoke effects.

There are a number of Relaxed sessions available where lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to provide a less overwhelming experience – please find our more information in the visual guide.

We are still building Atmospheric Memory, and we will add more pictures to this guide as we go along. Please check back before your visit (from 5th July) for the full version with pictures of everything.

Click here for a downloadable pdf with the pictures we have so far.