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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
61 205 2122
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Ranked #19 of 118 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We spend all afternoon in the museum. We very please that we have it in our city. I remember we visited London transport museum. They have huge place for the museum. our's a bit squash. But charge are twice cheaper. I like Manchester museum. You can find here some engines display and other's parts of buses.

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Todmorden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had been meaning to go for years but when it's fairly close to home you seem to forget to. The exhibits are mostly Greater Manchester buses with the odd exception and because of their size it tends to be a bit cramped. I wandered slowly round and the museum did what a social history museum should do..evoke memories of... More

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

Thanks for your review, Ian. We value all comments from our visitors. I am pleased to let you know we still build buses in the UK ADL at Falkirk and Plaxtons at Scarborough build many Enviro single and double decker buses on Alexander-Dennis chassis for Stagecoach and Arriva. Their open toppers can also be seen in Hawaii and New York.... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went last Saturday and it took us under 30 minutes to look around the entire museum, we even looked round twice, by that time my daughter was bored and wanted to go somewhere else. It was good to see the old buses and we enjoyed seeing them the first time round. The bus ride from the Museum was good,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went with 5 and 11 year old boys. The kind of boys who love a good root through some buses. And who loved the trip round Manchester on a Routemaster. Although my 5 year old fell asleep with the gentle rocking action. Run by people with a real interest in the exhibits. I would have liked some more information about... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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267 reviews 267 reviews
39 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited on a special event day.Not a place for the Visually Impaired.Staff wore red sweatshirts all with an anarak on top.Impossible to find staff to assist when from the rear they are like everyone else.The helpers seemed to have difficulty navigating and I was bumped into several times. A bit of training would be helpful. Bus to museum did not... More

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

Many thanks for your comments - we will do our best to take these on board and we hope your visit wasn't completely spoilt. We attempted to raise awareness of the changes to our free heritage bus service (caused by major road works), by covering this on our website home page and event page, through our social media channels, by... More

Manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The museum mainly contains buses from around Greater Manchester but also has a mock up of a tram, a historic fire engine (with a bell the kids can ring) and lots of transport memorabilia. We have two boys aged three and 18 months. They LOVED it. Ran around, climbing in and out of the buses and tram mock up. The... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

well run museum with very interesting exhibits and well informed volunteers who are there to answer any questions which they do in a friendly manner.Something to interest all ages.Will return on a special events day.

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Kingston, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Manchester Museum of Transport is, despite its name, primarily a collection of old buses from the Manchester area. It also has a good collection of pre-1970 road signs (pre-Worboys Commission). If you are interested in old buses, this place is right up your street. If you were expecting to see a varied collection of older vehicles including lorries and... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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277 reviews 277 reviews
90 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great little find. Lots for all ages and so just lose yourself there for a couple of hours. On the edge of the city centre so can even do it while the wife goes shopping!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Another great visit to a well run transport museum that should be the example for other cities to follow. A good selection of varied exhibits, lots of diverse stalls with plenty of bargains, cheap entrance fee and an excellent bacon sandwich to top it all off. A great day out for all from the serious enthusiast to the curious muggle... More

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