160th Anniversary Railway Exhibition in the station will be returning by popular demand for four more days between now and Christmas.
The first railway in Harrogate opened in 1848. In 1849 a line opened running through Starbeck. Plans to link the routes were formed in 1859 and the "new" station opened in 1862.
Principally designed to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Railway Station (but with fascinating detail about the Barber line taking coal to the gas works of New Park and the railway connections that at one time radiated from Harrogate) the exhibition proved a phenomenal success. So much so that the railway authorities with whom we partnered (Network Rail, Northern and LNER) have decided to extend the exhibition for two further weekends.
It will be open on 5 & 6 November and 3 & 4 December between 10:00 and 16:00.