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Wirral Transport Museum

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Excellent for enthusiasts

Great place for those interested in old vehicles, trams and buses. You can travel on the tram along... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Keith T
Merseyside, United Kingdom
For a good day out

we visited Wirral Transport Museum and found the volunteers there very friendly, the old shop... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2016
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway is a working museum and working heritage tramway preserving Buses, Trams & other local transport related vehicles We are open every weekend from 1pm (Saturday & Sunday) and during school holidays we are open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday plus every Bank Holiday Monday. you can ride on original fully restored heritage trams, see our collection of preserved local Buses and in the museum our ongoing restoration projects and a huge working Model Railway. A HISTORY OF BIRKENHEAD TRAMWAYS Back when Birkenhead was a pioneering industrial town it was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway. Those trams ceased operating in 1937, but in 1995 they were revived and you can now travel on one of a series of historic vehicles and experience tram travel for yourself. Trams dating from as early as 1901 operate to make the short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum, where you can view the rest of the fleet - tram cars from Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wallasey and a recently restored car from Lisbon, Portugal. The Museum is a proud winner of the Wirral Unsung Hero of The Year 2012 with their volunteers. The transport collection was created as a celebration of Birkenhead's place in the history of public transport, and set up in collaboration with the volunteers of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, who restore old trams. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of local buses in running order and a group of cars and motorbikes from the Baxter Collection. There is also a 27 foot long model railway layout. Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society Limited is a Registered Charity . No. 1092127.
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1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

Great place for those interested in old vehicles, trams and buses. You can travel on the tram along the waterfront looking out onto the amazingly beautiful Liverpool pier head waterfront.

Thank Keith T
Reviewed December 22, 2016

we visited Wirral Transport Museum and found the volunteers there very friendly, the old shop fronts were interesting, the model railway superb, the buses with their histories very absorbing. The selection of Trams stimulating especially showing the rebuilding of the Warrington Tram. And then the...More

Thank lesviv
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We went to this on the tram from the nearby frost fair. Loved the tram rides. Hadn't realised that some trams had an upstairs. Can see so much more from upstairs. The museum was good. However we were with a 2 year old and although...More

1  Thank suscame
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We went to the tram museum, me and my 12 year old. It was our fist trip to the museum The place is only the size of a small warehouse but well worth a visit. It's packed from floor to ceiling with old trams and...More

Thank Ellie P
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Found out about this place by accident via Facebook and decided to visit. We set off on a 40 min drive to find it. Sat nav did not find it but thanks to passers by and phone ap we managed to get there- saw only...More

1  Thank chocmak
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We decided to take our 5 year old nephew to see the trams. Although he enjoyed the trams and model railway, we were very disappointed in the catering. No drinks for children, no eats or catering for children - just either tea or coffee. Aside...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed October 23, 2016

a lot of love, care an time has gone into this place and its really impressive. My two year old loved the place climbing on and off the trams seeing the buses and trains and the model railway. (hed still be there now). Shame we...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were to go over the water on the ferry but both boats out of action so no ferries running. There was a tram outside the ferry terminus so we hopped on for a ride. We were very pleasantly surprised to be charged only £2...More

2  Thank Schoolgirl
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We were to go on the ferry, but it wasn't running and we stumbled upon Transport Museum. Caught the tram from Woodside to the museum (easiest way to find museum). It has an interesting local collection of buses and trams plus information on the walls....More

Thank Chester14
Reviewed October 5, 2016

An interesting museum with plenty of displayed items. Enlightening to read the letters sent to women working in transport after the war requesting them to leave their jobs to provide work for returning soldiers. A nostalgic view of an old garage and an individual 's...More

Thank pumuki4
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August 22, 2016|
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Response from DJAJXKP | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted to travel on the trams and enter the museum - however all dogs must be kept on a full lead or carried if small enough at all times in the museum and whilst riding the trams.
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Kieran M | Reviewed this property |
It's just off Taylor Street, which you can access from the A554 between Victoria Dock and Cammel Laird.