If you’re heading down to the store you might be looking for lathes, hunting for hydrometers or searching for shuttles, but you might also discover an unexpected slice of history.
You may be surprised to learn that our ‘Great Western Warehouse’ (formerly ‘Main Building’) has been renamed ‘New Warehouse’. What’s so new about it?
Michael Bailey, author of Rocket: A history of a pioneering locomotive, talks about the engineering that set Rocket apart from its rivals.
To celebrate the 189th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials, let’s take a look at how the names of the engines captured the spirit of the era, and how what you call something continues to shape how we think of the past and the future.
We asked historian Shirin Hirsch from our neighbours, People’s History Museum, to explain the politics of the time around 1830 and why the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway turned out to be such a rebellious and highly charged day.