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Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A trip down memory lane.

This is a fantastic day out for all ages. There is a section for kids where they can dress up in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Fascinating experience.

Very informative and interesting. Took my son for a treat as he loves transport of any kind and I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic day out for all ages. There is a section for kids where they can dress up in old bus drivers uniforms. I found it an amazing experience to look around these old buses and I was particularly interested in the Lancashire...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and interesting. Took my son for a treat as he loves transport of any kind and I was surprised how very much I enjoyed it also

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum tucked away in the backstreets of Cheetham Hill. Excellently presented throughout, taken with great care. Although I was not too interested in the subject matter one cannot be impressed with the way everything is kept within keeping of yesteryear and the theme of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RMiddleton
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind comments. New for 2019 will be an hourly free heritage bus service, Centreshuttle 5, to and from Shudehill Interchange on the last Sunday of the Month. Full details on website.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two adjoining and interlinked bays of a former Manchester Transport garage are filled with a variety of exhibits detailing the history of transport in Manchester. Well worth a visit. Allow a couple of hours to read everything.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Les R
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

A fantastic place to bring children. The collection of vehicles is so big they are running out of room. The event days are extra special.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martyn S
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I had visited this museum with my son some years back and felt that there wasn't enough of an interactive element for a child to enjoy. However I returned today with my two children and was pleasantly surprised to see more has been added to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Museum of Transport was the my highlight dyring my stay in Manchester. Absolutely fantastic, a fairy tale for vintage style lovers. 5 stars, highly recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jercampos
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Full array of transport vehicles plus links across the industries. Positive point, beining able to touch exhibits

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott-ManchesterUK
Reviewed December 15, 2018

if you like vintage buses this is the place for you, packed to the rafters with amazing specimens. you can speak to some of the owners if they are there and find out even more about their restoration projects

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank thejohnelliott
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is easily my favourite museum in Greater Manchester, myself and my family continue to visit this museum at numerous times during the year, usually when events are on as was the case on this day when we visited. The event was labelled as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry H
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October 22, 2018|
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Response from Paul W | Property representative |
Sorry missed this question at the time. We are open our normal Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at half term but closed over Christmas and New Year. All our events are on our website - including the newly released 2019... More
July 5, 2018|
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Takes about 15 minutes walk to tge 135 bus stop on Lever Street, ask the driver for Queens Road bus garage bus stop, walk over the dual carriageway, the turn left onto Boyle Street, the museum is right at the end, but only... More
March 31, 2018|
Response from Paul W | Property representative |
We are open Weds Sat and Sundays only 10 -4.30pm. Play bus and colouring table for children, access to around 6 buses to explore. All under cover but a little cold at this time of year Probably a taxi would be best from the... More