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#MitchellCurious: Railways

Each week we’ll bring out some unique items from our rich and varied collections. Reflecting the constantly changing world events, social conditions, technological advancements and cultural ideas since The Mitchell opened in 1877, our collections cover books, photographs, maps, journals, music scores and historical documents. 

Travel back in time to the golden age of railways. Come along and see some items from our collections including a drawing of a Great Northern Railway 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive, which was the first of a class that would include the “Flying Scotsman”; coverage of the Tay Bridge Disaster; the iconic Forth Bridge; and the Bennie Railplane: the most powerful steam locomotive to run on British rails. 

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  • Date 28th Mar 2018
  • Time 12:30pm - 12:45pm
  • Age range All ages
  • Admission Free - Drop-in - no ticket required

Venue Information

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Get directions

Tel: 0141 287 2999

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Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Access Information

Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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