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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 #22 of 80 Attractions 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We took our 6 year old son as a distraction from the wait for Christmas, he was in small boy heaven. As any parent knows when your child is happy you can also enjoy the trip. We were there about 2 hours which was just long enough to see all the exhibits without him getting bored. We would definitely recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I go there on regular visit with service user from work , it's free for people with learning difficulties. Last weekend on Saturday was special event. Didn't know about it just thought we'll go anyway, when we got there it was packed out so many people. Wow .Had lunch in there and walked around the crowd, all those stalls set... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our children love a morning out here. Lots of buses to climb aboard and look at. It can be a bit chilly in the colder months, so wrap up warm!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The idea is good but unless you're a grey-haired mancunian with your memories of bus trips with Nan and Grandad it falls a bit flat. The buses and coaches have been lovingly restored/preserved but they deserve a more imaginative setting, maybe including photos or videos or recorded interviews with people who remember their places in history, a la Monsall Trail... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum is based at Boyle Street, off Cheetham Hill Road, 10min walk from the Fort Shopping Village. Inside there are a wonderful mix of buses from the various companies that ran whatv is now Greater Manchester. The museum also has a good cafe and book/gift shop inside. Admission cost is very low, and it makes a pleasant way to... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is my third visit to this Museum and its a fantastic place. 12 of us had an evening tour ran by Paul which was excellent, paul was extremely informative and everyone enjoyed the evening . This is ran by volunteers and they do an excellent job of keeping the buses going and restoring. This is part of our history... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visited on a Saturday morning just after opening time of 10.00 a.m. The museum is located at the top end of a fully operational bus depot. The adult entrance fee is £4 and worth every penny, I would suggest you allow around 2 to 3 hours for a visit. Found the staff to be very helpful, amenable and very enthusiastic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you like old buses then it is well worth taking modern bus No. 135 for the mile or so trip north of the centre to the Museum of Transport (get off at Cheetham Hill Road/Queen's Road junction, just after the Fort shopping area). There is one modern tram, the lower deck of an old wooden tramcar, a brewery truck... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

this is a great transport museum Lots of the old buses old depot offices This is a private old garage Keep up the good work staff it's great you can go inside the buses and sometimes go for rides it brings back Memories when I was a kid I wish they were back on are roads

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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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