When: 12th May 2016, performances at 6.30pm, 7.45pm and 9pm
Where: Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
£: Costs £3.50 which includes a drink on arrival. Recommended for ages 14 and older
What is it?
Take a Steam Train Tour at the Museum of Science and Industry, as part of Manchester After Hours. Hey! Manchester invites visitors aboard for a musical tour of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway.
Local music promoters Hey! Manchester bring their favourite acts for three special one-off acoustic performances on the station platforms at the Museum of Science and Industry. Soak up the sounds of the foot-tapping Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, ethereal Liz Green, and the wildly experimental Paddy Steer.
Visitors can also ride back in time to experience the Manchester to Liverpool line’s opening day on the 1830 Express, revealing the story of the world’s first passenger railway.
Manchester After Hours is taking place as art of the bi-annual and UK wide celebration of nocturnal culture, Museums at Night. Manchester After Hours takes northern culture buffs on a night-time adventure around the city for one night only, on Thursday 12th May, to enjoy a strange mixology of cultural combos, odd couplings and unexpected partnerships.
More info: manchesterafterhours.co.uk