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Wirral Transport Museum

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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"Planes, Trains and automobiles"

Amazing place can lose self for a good couple of hours here. Lots to see and do and if young/er... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
forever-ill
A great family experience

We visited this museum in October last year, there is an extensive collection of trams, buses and... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Neil S
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Ormskirk, 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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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place can lose self for a good couple of hours here. Lots to see and do and if young/er kids in the group it's a 'Touchy feely' type place so they won't get bored!

Thank forever-ill
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We visited this museum in October last year, there is an extensive collection of trams, buses and exhibits plus free rides on their tramway. Well worth a visit, there are plenty of things to see and do!

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a really fun little place to visit,lots of really old veichles and lots of info. Didn't get to ride the tram but hope to one day. Defnitely worth a little visit.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I Have visited this Museum on numerous occasions and it is a pleasure to see what is going on here. To have a tram track with trams is in my mind a little gem in this part of the Wirral. It is not open all...More

1  Thank HarryS70
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

An amazing collection of old and vintage vehicles7. Some past my memory others bringing nostalgia back to the day. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Tina L
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

As I am restoring a BSA motorcvcle, I was looking for a similar model, a C10L, to examine, and photograph - and the museum has one. A telephone call one week ahead of my visit, revealed that photography is not only welcomed, but positively encouraged,...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place for a good day out, my wife and I spent a couple of hours looking around the trams buses, cars, and motorcycles, all are accessible to the public and all in great condition and this is the surprising bit “ IT’S FREE “...More

1  Thank Alan_W186337
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Have fone Christmas here and other trips to the museum and I think it's lovely. They have activities on and able to get a drink and snack. The tram ride is fab

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Very interesting to see the old trams, buses and cars. Reminded me of my childhood. Good displays. Also has a model railway and you can get there travelling on one old the trams from the Ferry Terminal. Unfortunately did not enough time as it was...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Wirral Tramway and Transport Museum was apparently the winner of the Wirral Tourism Awards 'Hidden Gem’ for 2017. Now the term Hidden Gem is sometimes banded about inappropriately, but for the Wirral Transport Museum it is well deserved. We searched it out on foot...More

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JanetJoop
9 April 2018|
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Response from DJAJXKP | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Janet - We do have trams running every Saturday from 1.00pm until 4.30pm until May - in May Trams wil run every Saturday & Sunday - but at the moment - Until June 2018, the museum building is closed to all visitors - this... More
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edsylv
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.
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Triciadelicia58
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.
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