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Wirral Transport Museum

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
0151 647 2128
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stepped off the Mersey ferry at Woodside and took a short run on the tram up to the Wirral Transport museum. Entry was free and the exhibits and wonderfully displayed. There are trams, buses, vintage cars and a fantastic model railway. A bygone era has been wonderfully re-created with shop fronts and garage scene vignettes. On the day we visited... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Love this place.. Kids want to come back and if i won the lottery, would give a donation.. The old buses took our imagination and the tram ride was in the true vintage spirit of times gone by.. The old cars, the model railway and nostalgia nostalgia..

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

IA fine collection of old buses and trams that my parents used regularly. Birkenhead still has many of its tram lines, they should be re-vitalised and used again. Still their historic value is tremendous.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

i liked the museum a lot as there are trams and buses all around. i particularly liked the one that used to run past my house when i was growing up. There were some people there actually renovating a tram and it was evident that they really enjoyed their job. i am not sure whether things have changed in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

if you get the ferry from the Pier head get off at Birkenhead and jump on the tram for a short run to the museum(only runs at weekends and school holiday as is the museum)it contains a few old trams and buses plus a great model railway,worth a little visit,after you return take a ten minute walk to the Birkenhead... More 

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59 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

i have visited this museum as part of the tram ride i did, you alight from the tram spend your time in the museum (free entrance) and when done board the tram back to the ferry. these old methods of transport have a smell about them and that brought back the memories, i said to a young couple who had... More 

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Happened upon this quite by chance. Although a Wirral resident all my life didn't even know it existed. Apparently Wirral Borough Council won't fund it. Shame on them! Really good collection of vintage vehicles including bicycles and motorcycles. Pictures of trams in use throughout Wirral and Liverpool. Also an interesting collection of old penny machines as used to be in... More 

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