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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 #32 of 323 things to do 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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Cheshire, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a great day out for all ages. We got to explore lots of the old buses and trams, and got to ride on some old boneshaker buses that took us up to Heaton Park and back. There are some exhibits you can sit in (and pretend to drive a Manchester tram!). Little cafe with decent reasonably priced food,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Children and adults will both enjoy this trip down memory lane. You can sit in some of the old buses and they have even come up to date with a tram. There is a small cafe.

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Basic but brilliant cafe that is very reasonably priced. Loads of buses to jump on an off and take pictures of. Would recommend.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a great venue this is, lots to keep all the family happy and a good café too. the interaction areas for the kids is great. Will return soon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great transport museum with an emphasis on buses. Bit far out but worth the effort. All on the flat so buggy an wheelchair friendly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited this museum when I was taking some friends into Manchester and was dragged in but I was pleasantly surprised-I think all the museums in Manchester are worth a visit at some time or another

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A very comprehensive collection of transport artefacts in Manchester. The Museum is a little way from the City Centre, but is easily reached by buses on Route 135.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The museum is next to the Queens Road bus depot and has an excellent selection of old vehicles (including at least one that i travelled on as a kid)

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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

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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