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

Destination Stations

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.

Starting an adventure, saying goodbye or rushing to work.  For nearly 200 years, railway stations have been the backdrop to our personal dramas and everyday routines.

As passenger expectations have changed, station buildings have developed from the modest to the monumental.  They are icons of our changing tastes and technology and have transformed our townscapes forever.

Destination Stations offers a glimpse into the expansion of railways, focussed on Manchester and the route to London. Featuring images from the National Railway Museum and the Science and Society Picture Library. This display expands on our Revolution Railroad gallery.

Top image credit: National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

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