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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
61 205 2122
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Ranked #23 of 127 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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West Lancashire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a great visit to the museum of transport. Very pleased with admission price Saw many old buses and coaches From around the Manchester area ,many of the exhibits you can go on to. There's also a small cafe on site that does a proper brew

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

if you have an interest in old vehicles, and buses in particular, then you need to visit here. Loads of old buses, many of them ready to drive on the road.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is a hidden gem !!!! Loved it... Awesome to see how much buses have changed over the years... Fabulous in the fact you're able to clamber on aboard and mooch round some of the buses. Think every one should visit this place irrelevant of age everyone will have a truly wonderful day. Nice little café n the guys... More

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UK
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173 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I cannot recommend Manchesters Museums enough and with the funding now being a issue, they are a range of events and activities to keep little and big kids amused for hours. Highly recommended for its honest portrayal of the ages of transport in the North west.

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Tczew, Poland
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154 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'm sure very few local people from Manchester have ever been there! It's very well hidden. ANd it's a real hipster place! It takes you back to the old times where good old buses used to be seen on the streets. And everything here is like that! Including the guides, the cafe, the shop! The very best and the absolute... More

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Glasgow United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

went to see the model tram show which was good but museum was quite small and not the best we have seen good corner for the children

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