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Museum of Transport

Address: Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
Phone Number: 61 205 2122
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Ranked #17 of 96 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent set of exhibits which take you back the age of the steam era. Easy to walk around and very interesting and informative. Buggy friendly and places to have a snack and drink.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

i have lived in manchester for a long time before i visited this venue, and enjoyed it a lot. very interesting, educational and felt comfortable going about at my own pace and returning to parts more than once.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Just couldn't get enough of this place so close are the exhibits it was a pure joy to take my friends son around and listen to all the questions he had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went with my family for my son's 4th birthday and had a wonderful time! He loved going up into the buses and doing the colouring and dressing up, and we really enjoyed ourselves too and found the history of the transport in Manchester really interesting! It was self-guided, in an enormous warehouse-type building. It seemed a bit overwhelming at... More 

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Stockport Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Parts are a bit higgledy pigeldy-but because of the nature of the constant vehicles being renovated this is to be expected. Excellent for photography and staff very nice

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We took our 6 year old son as a distraction from the wait for Christmas, he was in small boy heaven. As any parent knows when your child is happy you can also enjoy the trip. We were there about 2 hours which was just long enough to see all the exhibits without him getting bored. We would definitely recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I go there on regular visit with service user from work , it's free for people with learning difficulties. Last weekend on Saturday was special event. Didn't know about it just thought we'll go anyway, when we got there it was packed out so many people. Wow .Had lunch in there and walked around the crowd, all those stalls set... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our children love a morning out here. Lots of buses to climb aboard and look at. It can be a bit chilly in the colder months, so wrap up warm!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The idea is good but unless you're a grey-haired mancunian with your memories of bus trips with Nan and Grandad it falls a bit flat. The buses and coaches have been lovingly restored/preserved but they deserve a more imaginative setting, maybe including photos or videos or recorded interviews with people who remember their places in history, a la Monsall Trail... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum is based at Boyle Street, off Cheetham Hill Road, 10min walk from the Fort Shopping Village. Inside there are a wonderful mix of buses from the various companies that ran whatv is now Greater Manchester. The museum also has a good cafe and book/gift shop inside. Admission cost is very low, and it makes a pleasant way to... More 

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