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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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a step back in time certainly worth a few hours of your time very interesting and varied collection and the guys that show you around have loads of information some have driven... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

a step back in time certainly worth a few hours of your time very interesting and varied collection and the guys that show you around have loads of information some have driven the buses cheers mo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

nice place to visit in Manchester .Ideal for a rainy day .If you are on a budget youth hostel is nearby for cheap accommodation

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum, very friendly staff, gave us a trail for going around the museum. Dressing up area for kids.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited in a rainy mid morning with my husband. If you like busses then you will love this place if you don't then stay away. There were plenty of people to give us information and we played dress up. Price is ok as it helps with the upkeep. The whole thing took us 15 mins but for someone Interested in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I am a bus enthusiast and there were plenty of interesting vehicles on display and other information. However, I felt slightly disappointed by the way in which the buses were parked so closely together that it was impossible to walk around the vehicles, let alone on/in some of them. My visit was back in 2007, so things may have changed!... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

excellent place to visit, took my grandson, a nostalgic trip for me and a wonderful experience for him, well worth an afternoon out, nice cafe to have a good cup of tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very much a bus museum rather than a transport museum, so if you like buses you will love this place. Great selection of around 60 buses on display, several of which you can go onboard. A good selection of other artifacts around the museum to look at also. All indoors so a great place to visit on a rainy day... More 

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Bury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is principally a bus museum, although there are some models of trams and a Metrolink mock-up. So whether you will enjoy this place or not depends largely on how interested you are in old buses. There is an excellent selection here, mostly, if not all, from Manchester and the towns around, and for an old gimmer like me it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I recently visited the Museum Of Transport while I was in Manchester and I really enjoyed seeing all the old buses, coaches and trams. It costs £4 for adult entry (free for under 16s) and there is plenty to see and read while wandering around the Museum, The staff were friendly and on hand to explain the history behind many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visited on a Sunday morning with our two children (3 and 1 years old). We really enjoyed having a meander around the buses and the tram, and the little ones loved getting on the buses, there's lots of information to read but we didn't get to read much with the munchkins running off, what we did read seemed well... More 

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Address: Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
Phone Number: 61 205 2122
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester

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