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Museum of Transport

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Address: Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
Phone Number:
61 205 2122
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum...

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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Darrell Wilbur

A brilliant place , excellent vehicles, friendly staff nice simple cafe excellent access for people with limited mobility and some vehicles you can get on , well worth it .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A brilliant place , excellent vehicles, friendly staff nice simple cafe excellent access for people with limited mobility and some vehicles you can get on , well worth it .

Thank DWilbur
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem! I took my grandson and was more childlike in my delight than he was!! It really was a return to MY childhood, with buses from all the then separate corporations that now form Greater Manchester. If, like me, you are from the Greater Manchester area you really should make a visit to this museum. The people who... More 

Thank daddyjames
York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a group of ~60 5/6 year olds. It was brilliant, they were able to go on lots of old buses, had their lunch upstairs on an open top bus, pretend to be the driver, ring the bell on an old fashioned fire engine.. only downside was how cold it was, and the bathroom taps were very extreme temperatures for... More 

Thank Sarah B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area around the museum has seen big changes - and none for the better so to step inside this place was a breath of fresh air. The fact it's actually based inside the bus depot adds to the nostalgia and the smells of the buses adds to it. There are buses right back from when granddad was a lad... More 

Thank mysonjohn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a vehicle obsessed toddler, we thought we'd try this museum out and i'm very glad we did. It's literally packed with old buses, many of which you can get on. There's also an old tram, a glorious old fire engine and other bits and bobs. There are also buses that are still restorations in progress with people working on... More 

Thank Timothy I
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great museum. It feels like walking round a working depot from days gone by. It's great to be able to get on the old buses and trams, I went with a transport enthusiast who had never been before and he loved every minute of the visit. It isn't a large museum but there are many different buses to... More 

Thank AndySin65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My toddler absolutely loves all modes of transport, so we thought this would be the perfect place to go, and it was. He loved getting on all the buses and sitting up at the top, and when we saw the old tram... well we didn't move off it for 15 minutes or so. Staff were lovely and the chap in... More 

Thank Bernadette G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ‘How to get there’ instructions on the website are excellent. This is a friendly place, full of information, industrial history, local heritage and overflowing with enthusiasm. Splendid examples of transport heritage. You can go on some of the buses too. Nice cafe as well.

Thank john592
Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Took my grandchildren on a wet, miserable Sunday afternoon. Had a lovely time. My grandson was in transport heaven. Excellent value for money, had a bite to eat in the cafe and was amazed at how cheap it was. Best cuppa in ages. Nostalgic trip for me and took me back to my childhood. Really recommend this museum, staff so... More 

Thank kizzyblossom14
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

if your bored on a rainy day lol happens a lot in manchester good for families as well and brings back plenty memories

Thank Ronald W

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