Whilst the museum name might imply something more, this is essentially a museum of buses/coaches with the prototype Manchester tram and bus support vehicles as extra features. A bus enthusiast could spend several hours here - probably all day - and someone with just a general interest in local history could easily spend a couple of hours. At £4 for an adult (£2 for over 60's) and accompanied children free, I think it is good value for money. The volunteer staff were enthusiastic and very helpful. The museum is located in a bus depot, with high ceiling height necessary for the double deck buses. It was a cold day outside and not surprisingly given the size of the building (and the enormous cost that would be incurred to make the place warm enough to walk around in your shirtsleeves) you needed to keep your coat on inside. That is not to say that there was no heating - but go wrapped up in winter!! It was easy to find off Cheetham Hill Road, north of the City Centre. I will certainly go back for a longer visit. Not open every day, so I recommend that you go on their website to check when the Museum is open and also for information on special events.
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