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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
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Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum...

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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Lovely museum for a bus mad 2 year old

We went for the first time on our last visit to Manchester and had a great time. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. The museum is covered but still a bit chilly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Worsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with my 6 yr old son in early January 2016. The collection of buses is impressive and it is good that you can get onto some of them. The museum is clearly run by a group of dedicated volunteers who live and breathe buses. I felt that maybe the museum suffered from the intention to save all buses!... More 

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HCMC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the first time on our last visit to Manchester and had a great time. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. The museum is covered but still a bit chilly. They did have heaters around so it wasn't uncomfortable. It's set over two levels with a tearoom and little activity area. Most buses are privately owned... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Simply fantastic, an amazing collection of buses especially. Even if your not a bus spotter you will love this place. Great for the grandchildren!

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Thank Graham D
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Does not look much from the outside but this museum has a host of treasures for both transport lovers and those who just like to look back on the different stages of their lives . Loads of buses , some trams and a lot of other memorabilia

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Thank Alan W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The Manchester sunshine is bucketing down outside so the obvious choice for my eight year old and I is a trip to the bus museum. Run by friendly and enthusiastic staff the collection of beautifully restored and maintained buses is tremendous - plenty to climb aboard and relive the journeys from being a small boy and take in the smells... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Worth a visit, even if you have never travelled on the old buses on display. A fascinating selection of vintage vehicles plus a new Manchester Tram. Magazines, books and timetables to buy, and a cafe where you can have a sit and enjoy refreshments.

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1 Thank Ray O
Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fun for all the family. You can go on a few of the buses and a tram, dress up as a bus driver and conductor. Sometimes you are able to ride round Manchester on one of the old busses which the kids loved. In fact, they loved the place so much we went back the next day. They could also... More 

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Thank Janine M
cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This must be the best Museum for public transport including 'double-deckers' and coaches. Should bring back some interesting memorys!

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1 Thank cheshiredolphin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is run by a charming team of retired chaps and you can see all ckind and different busses from the greater Manchester area in different stages of restauration. Even a nice tearoom can be found. Recommendation!

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Thank FranzHefter
Devon, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We visited today and really appreciated the friendly, extremely knowledgeable and welcoming staff. We had a disabled child with us, and the disabled and a carer are given free entry here, and though it wouldn't be possible for those with more severe mobility issues to get on the buses, there are ramps and level walkways to view them all. The... More 

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