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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
61 205 2122
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Ranked #25 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty 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... more » 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! « less
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West Lancashire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are many buses here and that's about it. There are one and a half trams - one prototype modern one and the basics of a lower floor of an old tram. I would have expected at least a couple of old trams, and the modern one had no controls to play with in the drivers cabin. A disappoinment. They... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a great visit to the museum of transport. Very pleased with admission price Saw many old buses and coaches From around the Manchester area ,many of the exhibits you can go on to. There's also a small cafe on site that does a proper brew

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

if you have an interest in old vehicles, and buses in particular, then you need to visit here. Loads of old buses, many of them ready to drive on the road.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is a hidden gem !!!! Loved it... Awesome to see how much buses have changed over the years... Fabulous in the fact you're able to clamber on aboard and mooch round some of the buses. Think every one should visit this place irrelevant of age everyone will have a truly wonderful day. Nice little café n the guys... More

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UK
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173 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I cannot recommend Manchesters Museums enough and with the funding now being a issue, they are a range of events and activities to keep little and big kids amused for hours. Highly recommended for its honest portrayal of the ages of transport in the North west.

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Tczew, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'm sure very few local people from Manchester have ever been there! It's very well hidden. ANd it's a real hipster place! It takes you back to the old times where good old buses used to be seen on the streets. And everything here is like that! Including the guides, the cafe, the shop! The very best and the absolute... More

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Glasgow United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

went to see the model tram show which was good but museum was quite small and not the best we have seen good corner for the children

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Travelexperience12
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited this museum on one of the "open days" when free transport in vintage buses is provided from/to Manchester Victoria Station. We rode on an ex Bolton Corporation double deck bus, which added to the occasion. Some of the exhibits were parked outside the museum and were used for the journeys to the Station and also local tours to... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having been there on a number of occasions it amazes me what bus travel was like in days gone by. There are all sorts and ages of public transport on display. Take the family.

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

Thanks for the feedback, Lewis. We are open every day in August with free admission for accompanied under 16s. Check out our website for events where we run our heritage buses on free services from the Museum. More

Nelson, Lancs, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Easy to find with directions off the website. Lot of old buses, but strangely interesting for a couple of hours!

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