Rocket Returns to Manchester for the first time in 180 Years

Rail Report
Stephenson's Rocket at the Science Museum
Credit: Muesum of Science & Industry

One of the most famous, old and intresting steam locomotives in the UK is going back to Manchester for the first time in 180 years. 

The iconic locomotive was built to run on the Liverpool & Machester Railway ( The worlds first passenger railway). The Rocket will be on display in Manchester from the 22nd September until 21st April 2018

Sally MacDonald, Director of the Museum of Science and Industry, said:

“The story of Manchester’s role as the world’s first industrial city is one that is at the heart of our museum, and we are excited to be finding new ways to tell these huge stories in the run up to the 200th anniversary of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 2030. The arrival of Stephenson’s Rocket in Manchester for the first time in 180 years is a momentous occasion, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this iconic symbol of the Industrial Revolution in the city where it sparked ‘railway mania’.”

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