Liverpool Overhead Railway
© Mark McNulty
Please note that visitors will not be able to go inside the Overhead Railway coach from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 December as it it will be closed for essential maintenance. The rest of the gallery is open as usual on these dates.
The Liverpool Overhead Railway gallery tells the remarkable story of the first electric elevated railway in the world. In the gallery you will find out why and how the railway was built along seven miles of docks in 1893, meeting some of the people who worked and travelled on it along the way. You can climb aboard the carriage, which is fixed at the exact height of the original railway at 4.8m (16 feet) above the ground.
The displays also explore why the railway was eventually pulled down in the late 1950s and the legacy it has left behind.
Liverpool Overhead Railway gifts and souvenirsare available from the online shop.
Creating the gallery
The Overhead Railway motor coach was the first object to be installed in the Museum of Liverpool. See photos of it arriving on Flickr.