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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, focused 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 the ideas in our Revolutionary Railroad gallery.