The world's first railways - Walking tour, Manchester

28 September, 2017 | 17:15 - 20:00

Venue address:

Central Library (St Peter’s Square entrance)
St Peter’s Square
M2 5PD
United Kingdom
Walking tour focusing on the Manchester - Liverpool railway
Walking tour focusing on the Manchester - Liverpool railway

About this event

Join the Manchester Branch as we explore the history of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Around 600 BC a railway called the rutway was built in ancient Greece. It took another two thousand years before the world's first passenger line opened, and it did so in Manchester. That line opened in 1830 and connected Manchester to Liverpool.

Please bring suitable walking shoes as the tour lasts approximately 2 hours with light refreshments at the end at a Castlefield bar.

Spaces are limited to 20 people, on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you register but can no longer attend, please let us know so we can reallocate your space.

Please arrive at 17:15 for 17:30 start.


For more information, please contact:

Katie Goode

Organised by ICE Manchester Branch

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