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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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great place for kids and aduts alike. spent many a sunday morning in here when my kids were younger. lots of buses and trams to get onto .

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great place for kids and aduts alike. spent many a sunday morning in here when my kids were younger. lots of buses and trams to get onto .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being bank holiday its hard to find something to do that doesn't cost a lot, with 3 kids we visited the museum of transport cheap entry £4 for adults, kids go free BONUS... They all got a quiz sheet to do this kept them busy, and determined to get them all, they got a lolly when complete, we had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great museum for young and old alike. Well set out with loads of information about the vehicles. Our grandson had great fun driving the tram and hopping on and off the buses.

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North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

the blackpool bus but I went with my husband as he always fancied it, it's very interesting and they have toilets and a cafe and a gift shop, it's value for money xxxxx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The museum is attached to the bus depot and houses two halls of buses and trams some of which you can board including a prototype Manchester tram. As well as the actual buses there are other exhibits including a selection of ticket machines. There is an entrance fee but it is money well spent, the staff are very friendly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Friendly staff, nice little café and buses, buses, buses and more buses. A history of bus transport in the Manchester area. Took me back although I didn't live in Manchester. You can sit on some of the buses and re-live your child hood. And a lovely oily smell pervades the atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

i went because i love busses and trams and all transport i loved that they had my busses that i get on to get to school

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A real hidden gem within North Manchester, spent over an hour looking around the exhibits. Road transport is not really my forte but still, there are lots of interesting exhibits such as a trolleybus (never knew what they were before my visit), old double decker buses, and above all, the prototype T-68 exhibit (being a tram enthusiast, I tend to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Was very impressed with this museum, very well laid out, lots of information, plenty of seats to sit and enjoy the view all around, you can spend ad long as you like in there, and its FREE, but you can make a contribution, well worth a visit.

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

Thanks for the review but not sure if it refers to the Museum of Transport as we do charge admission: £4 adults, £2 concessions and free to accompanied children under 16. Full details on our website. We are open every day in August and our next event is the Trans Lancs show in Heaton Park with around 120 classic vehicles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Came here with my 3 year old who loves trains/planes/buses, anything with a steering wheel! You can only get on SOME of the buses, not all of them, and you can't get into the drivers cabin on any of them (apart from the little play bus in the childrens area) So he was a bit upset about not being able... More 

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