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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Lots and lots of buses to see!

We went as part of the Heritage Open Days and really enjoyed it. There's so much to see and a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Buses, lots!

A depot full of buses. A VERY large selection of buses, but not exactly appropriately named as a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen M
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport, approximately one mile north of Manchester City Centre near Manchester Fort Shopping Park. Open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday (and every day in August) from 10am until 4.30pm. Adults £4.00, students / over 60s £2.00, accompanied children under 16 visit free. Take a trip back in time with one of Britain’s biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams. From a Victorian horse drawn bus to the prototype Metrolink tram, see and sit in fascinating vehicles that took Greater Manchester folk to work, shops and outings to the coast and countryside.Leaving a review?: Please note we have no planes, cars or motorbikes, nor a planetarium! If you saw these it is likely you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us!
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Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as part of the Heritage Open Days and really enjoyed it. There's so much to see and a few buses you can go in. I really liked the vintage buses and the displays of old photos, posters and adverts. I couldn't believe the...More

Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A depot full of buses. A VERY large selection of buses, but not exactly appropriately named as a 'Transport Museum'. (OK, there was a bus-tow-truck, half a Manchester tram, a trolley/tram-thing and a horse drawn stagecoach/bus, but not a comprehensive range of transport by any...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband visited the museum with my son and found this to be a particularly interesting museum. The building was full of local buses and even included a tram prototype and trolley buses. Visitors can get onboard many of the exhibits and the staff are...More

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a bus enthusiast although I have travelled on buses all my life and still do, I find trains of more interest. We took our 7-year-old grandson to the Transport Museum on a day when the weather wasn't forecast to be too good...More

Thank drjohn030151
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is dedicated to preserve the heritage of greater Manchester public transport and it does so beautifully. All objects presented are well preserved and maintained, it is obvious and visible that the crew and volunteers are taking good care of the buses and tram...More

Thank LY315
Reviewed 19 August 2017

What a great place! The volunteers here were more than helpful and knowledgeable. Don't miss the video running near the kids activity centre. Fascinating history of the city's WW2 experience.

Thank Rowan B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We came here from chesterfield as a day out exploring different museums. With it being called the museum of transport we was expecting lots of different types of vehicles - what it is , is a bus museum . It is still interesting and you...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

You cant go wrong for an interesting day out. The Museum has guided tours during the year by arrangement, but bring your family for a look back at some of the best kept vehicles that kept the coubtry moving for many years. Children under 18...More

Thank Barrie R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You can see a rich variety of different types of vehicles But it was emotional to see many people to make their own train stations, railway lines, trains, etc. It was an unforgettable experience!

Thank antonis k
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We have plenty of buses, two trolley buses and the odd tram, but no trains, railway lines or stations, I wonder whether this review should be of the Science and industry museum in the city?

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I had a very friendly chat with the guys running the museum and they gave me a lot of tips where I should go to next.

Thank Friðrik S
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