MH 2014 University of Salford

MH 2014
Manchester Town Hall



The 14th International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems will be held in Manchester in the North West of England.

Manchester: The Industrial Revolution and recent regeneration

Manchester was where the Industrial Revolution really got started – using water power from the Pennines to power cotton mills. When the steam engine was developed, the first train service went from Manchester to Liverpool and the Bridgewater canal was one of the first to be used to carry coal to the mills. Before the advent of container ships, the inland port at Salford Quays was the third largest port in the UK. The cotton mills were shut down in the last century but the brick built factories have been renovated providing elegant offices and apartments while the inland port (Salford Quays) has been developed as a centre for the Arts: The Lowry Arts Centre (art gallery and theatres); BBC North and the Imperial War Museum North.

Manchester City Centre now boasts excellent shopping and hotels and a range of restaurants to satisfy any taste. We also have a new concert hall (home of the Halle Orchestra) and several good theatres and art galleries.

The Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry, or MOSI for short, will be the venue for our Welcome to Manchester Reception on Monday evening.

It is situated in the original Manchester-Liverpool railway station and houses a unique collection of machinery from the early Industrial Revolution – all in full working order. It also commemorates the contribution of Manchester-based scientists – Dalton, Joule, Rutherford and the early computers built in the city.

Manchester United

Manchester is also the home of Manchester United – one of the world’s most famous football teams. Old Trafford, their stadium, is only a short walk from the conference venue.

We will be holding the conference dinner in their banqueting hall on Wednesday evening.

Further Information

Find out more about our great city on, the official destination website for Manchester, UK.