Free entry – Donate online or at the museum Open 10am – 5pm daily

Revolutionary Railroad

Open daily

  • 10am to 5pm
  • Recommended for ages 12 and older
  • Free
  • Station Building
  • Limited step-free access. Wheelchair-accessible toilets between Power Hall and Station Building. Read our facilities guide.

World-shaping, record-breaking, life-changing. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the world’s first intercity line that started a transport revolution.

The completion of the great rail-road between Liverpool and Manchester...may assuredly be considered the greatest national triumph of the age.
James Scott Walker, 1830

Stand in the original waiting rooms of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and relive the delightful and strange sensation of being one of the first passengers on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Soak up the atmosphere of the Grade I listed building, find out how the railways revolutionised time and admire original artworks that charted the epic construction project of the 1830s.

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