Bury Transport Museum

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Bury Transport Museum
4.5
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Barry H
Stockport, UK5,260 contributions
Excellent as always. Glad to visit again.
Jun 2021 • Family
I had not been to this museum since before covid. You now have to book in advance. You have your temperature taken at the entrance. Then you have a route you follow. You start off following the timeline of transport in Bury. Some interesting displays about the early days of metrolink including a old ticket machine. Numerous vehicles in the museum including a display of old bicycles, 3 old buses, traction engines, tractors, old industrial engines, old cars, a old post office van and various other gpo related items. Also lots of old railway signs a model railway, videos to watch, children's interactive sections including a dressing up section. Loads to see and do. Well worth a visitm
Written June 6, 2021
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David0ff82
Liverpool, UK858 contributions
A look around
Jul 2019
Me and my partner were in Bury for a couple days July 2019 we visited a few places around town and found the museum whilst checking out were the east lancs railway station was. The place is full of transport history and although not a huge place if it’s an area you have a particular interest in there’s plenty to keep you interested. We had a little look around exploring the different areas and reading some information. The staff on the way in were friendly too.
Written June 28, 2020
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pahhpow
Bury, UK6 contributions
Great for toddlers - amazing staff
Mar 2020 • Family
My wife and I went here with a one year and two year old. Both toddlers loved it! It’s a great place to keep toddlers entertained and it also has some interesting vehicles and information for adults too. My 2 year old loved going on the double decker bus, pretending to drive a real bus, and the mock up managers office. There was also some interesting steam vehicles. They have fancy dress you can try on, again my toddler loved wearing the bus drivers hat. The place is free although it’s run by volunteers and donations can be provided. We was greeted by a very friendly and enthusiastic volunteer who told us about the history of all the main exhibits, and what each section of the museum held. Just a note that it’s a cobbled floor so we couldn’t push our pram around, so maybe not ideal for babies who can’t get walk (unless you have a carrier, or happy to carry baby around).
Written March 26, 2020
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Marjorie W
Oldham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Very Interesting
Nov 2019
The Bury Transport museum may be small but it was very interesting we were able to go on some on the buses etc and there were also some interactive games for children. I went with my 10 year old Grandson and we both enjoyed it immensely.
Written March 7, 2020
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Duncan Dalzell
Bolton, UK19 contributions
Memory visit.
Feb 2020 • Solo
I am severely visually impaired (certified blind) but I have some residual eyesight, and visited the museum hoping to see things from my past before I lost all of my eyesight. I was greeted at the door by two or three gentlemen and was informed that the main floor of the museum was of a reasonable level cobblestone construction and housed the exhibits, there were two balconies on which there were different displays, on the right hand balcony there were public toilets. I had look on the left hand balcony first, there was a display table with various blocks to build a bridge. At the end of this balcony there is a flight of stairs or a lift to return to the ground floor, on this floor there is a variety of buses single and double decks, cars and Van's, a fire engine and traction engines and tractors.
On the right hand side balcony there is a large model train display and a few cabinets with large scale models. Towards the end of this balcony are a number of wardrobes with old fashioned clothes in for you dress up in to have your photo taken in , if someone is willing to take it. Also the toilets which is disguised as a single deck bus. Next to that through a door to the ground floor.
I then had a pleasant talk with some of the custodians of the museum about one of the exhibits, as I was an apprentice at the company it was from.
I hope to visit again and I hope that I might go back on a day when the steam train is running from the station across the road.
Written February 29, 2020
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Barry H
Stockport, UK5,260 contributions
Excellent transport museum
Feb 2020 • Family
When we visit the east lanc railway, we always visit this place as well as it is next door. A amazing selection of traction engines. Old buses, a horse drawn tram, tractors, old vans, a old post office van and display. Great interactive sections upstairs, a timeline of transport in Bury and history, dressing up sections, front of a bus for children to play with, a goods managers office and films to see. Great staff. Well worth a visit.
Written February 2, 2020
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scaniaman 45
Liverpool, UK10 contributions
Bus and truck museum
Jan 2020
Great place to visit in-between trips on the elf railway, coaches trucks cars and steam rollers all in one place.
Written January 20, 2020
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adeb8888
Manchester, UK166 contributions
Bus and train fun
Jan 2020
Took my 3 year old son. Very enjoyable visit. The interactive activities are very good, dressing no up, driving buses and building bridges. There is a viewing area outside to view the steam train going past!!
Written January 19, 2020
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Richard G
Nottingham, UK102 contributions
Surprise Visit
Dec 2019
Casual visit while in Bury very surprised small very friendly museum. Transport from my past. The staff were very knowledgable and totally committed to giving all their experience to make your visit enjoyable.
Well worth a visit and free entrance
Written December 31, 2019
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Stuart R
Dewsbury, UK49 contributions
Great Museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
Visited as part of an East Lancashire Railway day experience, fantastic place, very informative and the vehicles are extremely well restored, great friendly helpful volunteers
Written December 30, 2019
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