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“Excellent Would recomened” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Transport

Museum of Transport
Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
61 205 2122
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Ranked #22 of 120 attractions in Manchester
Type: Specialty Museums
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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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“Excellent Would recomened”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great to see all modes of transport, some of which was the same kind a vehicles as my family had the use of in years gone by..... amazing place for all ages.well worth a visit on a rainy day

Visited November 2012
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“worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A nice step back in time.We were given a tour by one of the volunteers there and saw some buses from our childhoods in the 60's and 70's.It's quirky to a degree and a little old fashioned but that adds to the charm..

Visited April 2012
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“One to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If your interested in buses and the history of transport then you will love this , take your camera.

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“Lovely volunteers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I visited the museum as my grandfather had worked for Manchester Transport and I decided to visit old haunts. There was an overwhelming number of buses on view in their original setting. Even if you are not a bus geek the varied displays (including clothing, equipment and history) and the staff make it a really interesting visit. Also very easy to reach by bus, just ask your driver he is probably going there anyway as the main bus depot is next door!
The volunteers were lovely, I saw them doing a great job with families with children and handicapped visitors, and they are very happy to look out anything for you.

Visited October 2012
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“Fantastic Bus Collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Unbelieveable number of busses on one site, Examples of all types and liveries including rarities. Free vinatge bus rides to and from Victoria Station on the Sunday we visited. Knowlegable friendy staff and modest entry fee, A bit hidden away and parking a little difficult to find but well woarth the effort for any transport enthusuast.

Visited October 2012
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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed our Heritage Bus weekend with the free bus services to/from City centre and around the area. Events further restrict the availability for parking as we have to get visiting buses parked up. The nearest parking areas are the nearby main Cheetham Hill Road, where the single yellow lines are not applicable for most of the daytime and not on Sundays. Alternativly, whilst the car parks at Manchester Fort are restricted to shoppers whilst they are at the shops, the stores' car park opposite has no such conditions at this time. We encourage people coming to our events to use public transport - the First bendy bus service 135 is frequent from the city centre to Bury. The next event is one of our twice yearly table top sales event, The Christmas Cracker, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. Full details on our website. Come and buy those Christmas presents!
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