SJ8297 : Former Liverpool Road Station

taken 6 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Former Liverpool Road Station
Former Liverpool Road Station
Site of the first passenger railway service. The station (on the right) and the warehouse (on the left) are both grade I listed buildings built in the 1830s by George Stephenson for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company. Both are grade I listed buildings and are now part of the Museum of Science and Industry complex.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester :: SJ8397

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 March, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 5 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Railways 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 829 978 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6313N 2:15.4745W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 829 978
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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London and North Western Railway  Former Railway Station  MOSI  Museum of Science and Industry  English Heritage  Grade I  Listed Building  19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Railway Tracks  Manchester  Liverpool Road Station  Beetham Tower 

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