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Wirral Transport Museum

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Well worth a visit

Lived on the Wirral for 22 years 1943-65 so it brought back many memories, especially the 'blue... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not really into transport museums but I went for my partner and I really enjoyed the museum... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Preston, United Kingdom
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Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway is a working museum and working heritage tramway preserving Buses, Trams & other local transport related vehicles We are open every weekend from 1pm (Saturday & Sunday) and during school holidays we are open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday plus every Bank Holiday Monday. you can ride on original fully restored heritage trams, see our collection of preserved local Buses and in the museum our ongoing restoration projects and a huge working Model Railway. A HISTORY OF BIRKENHEAD TRAMWAYS Back when Birkenhead was a pioneering industrial town it was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway. Those trams ceased operating in 1937, but in 1995 they were revived and you can now travel on one of a series of historic vehicles and experience tram travel for yourself. Trams dating from as early as 1901 operate to make the short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum, where you can view the rest of the fleet - tram cars from Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wallasey and a recently restored car from Lisbon, Portugal. The Museum is a proud winner of the Wirral Unsung Hero of The Year 2012 with their volunteers. The transport collection was created as a celebration of Birkenhead's place in the history of public transport, and set up in collaboration with the volunteers of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, who restore old trams. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of local buses in running order and a group of cars and motorbikes from the Baxter Collection. There is also a 27 foot long model railway layout. Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society Limited is a Registered Charity . No. 1092127.
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1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lived on the Wirral for 22 years 1943-65 so it brought back many memories, especially the 'blue bus'.

Thank Canuck005
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I am not really into transport museums but I went for my partner and I really enjoyed the museum. Not very big but can pass an hour or so in here. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank bargainsavvy
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Where else in this country that you can visit a transport museum arriving and departing in a tram on the public highway? Birkenhead has it all! Being a Transport Historian and a volunteer member of another transport museum, I occasionally do some crazy things!! Like...More

1  Thank DaveJC
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Take advantage of the Tram ride from the station - only £1. It has even more buses than trains - and a model railway. Cost - a donation if you want. The Grandaughter really got involved with the iSpy trail. Also amazing at nearly 7...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on Saturday for their Easter Trail and pleasantly surprised. Would advise a trip on the old tram which is good value at £2 and the museum itself is full of old memorabilia. It's only open for 4 hours on Saturday and Sundays but...More

Thank Paul H
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We have a toddler obsessed with everything transport related. We have all visited before and found it to be a great little afternoon out, this time he even went on the tram which made his day. Lots of things to explore and see, one firm...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry across the river and stopped to see the uBoat experience but unfortunately the automatic doors were broken so we could not visit the actual submarine. We went out to the car park and were approached by a tram driver. He told...More

1  Thank dawnGalicia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great place for those interested in old vehicles, trams and buses. You can travel on the tram along the waterfront looking out onto the amazingly beautiful Liverpool pier head waterfront.

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 22 December 2016

we visited Wirral Transport Museum and found the volunteers there very friendly, the old shop fronts were interesting, the model railway superb, the buses with their histories very absorbing. The selection of Trams stimulating especially showing the rebuilding of the Warrington Tram. And then the...More

Thank lesviv
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this on the tram from the nearby frost fair. Loved the tram rides. Hadn't realised that some trams had an upstairs. Can see so much more from upstairs. The museum was good. However we were with a 2 year old and although...More

1  Thank suscame
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22 August 2016|
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Response from DJAJXKP | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted to travel on the trams and enter the museum - however all dogs must be kept on a full lead or carried if small enough at all times in the museum and whilst riding the trams.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Kieran M | Reviewed this property |
It's just off Taylor Street, which you can access from the A554 between Victoria Dock and Cammel Laird.