Manchester Victoria Railway Station

Your itinerary for Manchester when discovering Amazing Women by Rail .... 

Manchester is full of places to visit to explore the lives and achievements of women.

If you feel up to it - and/or it is not raining - you can walk all day around the city.

As you leave Victoria Station walk past the Football Museum (M4 3BG) through Cathedral Gardens.

Check out the only bronze plaque for a female player - Lily Parr.

As you go past Marks and Spencers (M1 1WT) look out for Elizabeth Raffald's blue plaque.

Walk along Deansgate and turn right at Bridge Street for The People's History Museum (M3 3ER).

Here you can learn a lot about the lives of working women and their struggle for political representation and equality.

Cafe, bookshop and toilets.

The Museum Of Science And Industry (M3 4FP) is a short walk away; here you can learn how the Industrial Revolution changed people's lives.

Across the River Irwell in Peel Park, is Salford Museum & Art Gallery (M5 4WU).

This was visited by Frances Hodgson Burnett as a child.

Lark Hill Place is a whole recreated Victorian street.

Train from Manchester Victoria to Salford Crescent Station or a Number 36 bus. (226).

IWM (Imperial War Museum) North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, M17 1TZ.

Take Metrolink to MediaCityUK and walk past the Lowry over the pedestrian bridge to the museum.

There is a permanent display section "Women And War" which includes uniforms, letters, artefacts and case studies.

For other Manchester attractions, please visit our pages on Manchester Piccadilly on the Mid Cheshire Line.