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“Not value for money unless you LOVE buses”

Museum of Transport
Ranked #29 of 189 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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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) 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 likely you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us! CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR: CLOSED after Weds 20th Dec and REOPEN Weds 3rd JANUARY 2018
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Good collection of buses but a very crowded space. Not able to go on board except for one or two. It is really a bus / tram museum not general transport. A long way out but not worth the trip or the entry fee in my opinion.

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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Thanks for your response. Our Museum is in a Grade 2 listed bus depot built in 1928 as an addition to the adjacent tram depot currently occupied by First in Greater Manchester as a bus depot. Hence why it is around two miles from the city centre. The Museum is run by volunteers and we rely on admissions to cover our costs and develop the museum. Accompanied under 16s go free - we only charge adults. We have around 70 vehicles on display, laid out as a bus depot so some buses are close together. We are reviewing our vehicle access policy to allow visitors more access to some of the buses.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We took our granddaughter aged 7 to see the museum yesterday, she thought it was wonderful. She really enjoyed getting on the buses and completing the worksheet and being able to dress up. Wonderful little cafe with very friendly staff. What a walk down memory lane seeing all the old transport.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Well worth visiting for a family day out, the children loved it and there is a lot of interesting things to see and learn about!

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

it was lovely seeing all the old buses and how transport has changed nice seeing buses from overseas

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Excellent place to visit, very informative and some interactive equipment that made it very interesting for the children.

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