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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
61 205 2122
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Ranked #22 of 121 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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Travelexperience12
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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 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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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Dear dear me. What a waste of time. 2 sheds, full of buses. Old, musty, smelly buses. Very un-child friendly as nothing catered to them to try and make it fun Not enough parking Only positive was that the toilets were clean.

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

Thanks for your feedback Hollie. Sorry it was not what you expected. You must have missed our colouring table and Playbus which allows our smaller visitors to dress up as drivers. Some of our musty old buses are out at the Trans Lancs Show in Heaton Park on Sunday 7th September with other classic cars, lorries and cars. A free... More

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We chose to visit the museum on a very wet, windy and cold day. The welcome we received couldn’t have been any more different. The two chaps that were manning the front desk were lovely with the kids and made us all very welcome. This was a theme that would follow our whole visit round the excellent museum. The Museum... More

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Nottinghamshire
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99 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Not too difficult to get to with public transport. Well worth a visit. We spent a couple of very present hours looking at the exhibits and watching DVDs. Some very historic manchester buses. Will be back for the open days when vintage buses run as looks fun. The building itself is very interesting and cafe very nice to sit and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We took the bus from Stockport to Manchester, then got the 135 bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Cheerham Hill Road about five minutes away. We crossed the road and walked down Boyle Street - on the right hand side is a working depot and at the very end of the street is the Museum of Transport, . Dedicated volunteers run... More

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cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What a beauty. Leave the ladies shopping in Manchester and spend time here. 135 service from Piccadilly drops you at the end of the street. Very reasonable entrance fee. £4 but only £2 for coffin dodgers and free for children. Open Weds Sat & Sun + Bank hols. A fascinating history of public transport from the horse drawn bus of... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This museum is tucked away behind a working bus depot off Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester but it is only 5 minutes away on the 135 bus from Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of town. It is run by very knowledgeable volunteers who are all bus addicts (in fact one even owns one of the exhibits). The entrance fee is modest... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We had our Mum, kids and grand kids to tour the museum and the price to enter is so minimal for the amount of enjoyment you get from exploring! A curator found us and was so full of knowledge and enthusiasm that we were hooked right away! The teenage grand kids really enjoyed exploring the double decker buses and our... More

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