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Museum of Transport

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Address: Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
Phone Number: 61 205 2122
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the...
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 2013) 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 likley you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us!
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took my 5 year old son here, was great, the trains are the best area, was a really epic experience, the planes are also amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

took my 5 year old son here, was great, the trains are the best area, was a really epic experience, the planes are also amazing

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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this review

Thanks for your review but we have no trains nor planes at Boyle Street. Suggest you went to Museum of Science and Industry in city centre. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a fantastic collection of old corporation and private bus company vehicles from the North West. As well as around 80 vehicles, most of which are in working order, the collection includes roadside furniture associated with public transport, uniforms and ticket machines. A must for the transport enthusiast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are into transport of old you'll be in heaven here. There is so much to see. It's not only for kids

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

By chance I visited the bus museum on Saturday 16 May when there was a model rail show. The advantage of going on such a day is there is a free bus to the Queens Road tram station. The disadvantage is that many of the exhibits are not accessible due to traders stalls and model rail layouts. Apparently a repeat... More 

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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Jeff S. It was a busy weekend with over 1200 people visiting over the weekend. By its very nature, the annual Model Railway event means we move buses out for the weekend to give some space for the model train layouts. On most event weekends we run a free heritage bus from the city centre, stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a good time, been a few times even took my dad in the wheelchair, easy to get around loads to see kids and adult alike will love it

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been here afew times and my little boy loves it.i can't believe some of the poor/terrible reviews about it.This is a great place yes it's quick to get round in a way but there's lots to see plus you are getting a real life bus garage with smells and sounds too! Let's not forget under 16s get in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The title is misleading - transport is more than buses - but the huge array of exhibits was impressive, though perhaps more interesting if you know the area better than I do. The shop caters especially for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Museum of transport greater manchester is in great old building housing trams, old recovery vehicles, horse carriages and lot of lovely old double deckers some before ww2 some after but it's nice that you can go on some.Love the smell of place. Take your dad here.He will love it

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely place to take kids. My 2 year old loved the buses and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Nice place.

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a great day out for all ages. We got to explore lots of the old buses and trams, and got to ride on some old boneshaker buses that took us up to Heaton Park and back. There are some exhibits you can sit in (and pretend to drive a Manchester tram!). Little cafe with decent reasonably priced food,... More 

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