According to the Manchester Evening News, MOSI is in talks to acquire the lot and open it to the public. It apparently hopes that it will provide new streams of revenue after mass cuts.
Museum director Tony Hill said: "We have always said that we'd be interested in talking to Granada about Coronation Street and we'd welcome the opportunity to continue that dialogue. They are next door to us and the sites were originally linked, so there's a natural means of linking them back together again.
"As the pre-eminent visitor attraction in the city centre there's an absolute logic that the set of the pre-eminent media attraction becomes a part of MOSI. We need to look at new commercial options and this wouldn’t require an awful lot of work or additional resource to run."
Speaking of Coronation Street's decision to stay in Greater Manchester, creator Tony Warren added: "The Manchester Ship Canal is one of the great glories of the North of England, and Coronation Street is another. I'm delighted to think the future of Coronation Street will be safe for the next 50 years on the banks of the canal."