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“Very interesting and informative”

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 August 22, 2013

The museum will keep all age groups interested - there are designated areas set out for families with young children where they can partake in activities, try on costumes and go in and out of the vehicles. Some of the restorations that have been completed or are in progress are really quite fascinating. You can easily spend 2 hours there reading through all the displays, they have some video displays too and a cafe if you want to stop for a drink. It's not the biggest of museums but they certainly have packed a lot in and whilst you have to pay to visit, (I think it was £4 or £2 for over 60's) I felt it was well worth it and really enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Check opening times on the wensite before you visit as it isn't open every day.

The museum exceeded expectations! There were more exhibits than expected and the children were interested for longer than I thought they would be. You don't have to be heavily into buses to appreciate the exhibits. The opportunity to go on (stationary) buses and a tram were highlights for children (who travel in cars most of the time).

Staff were friendly and informative.

There is a tea room there selling simple fayre at reasonable prices (unlike some other attractions).

The museum accommodates wheel/pushchairs and even had a highchair in the tea room!

Glad we made the vist.

Thank oink671
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Went today with my daughter 5 and son 3
He loved the drivers hats and coats ,she loved hopping on and off the busses going upstairs and downstairs.
The staff here are really nice and helpful, allowing my children to pretend to drive an old double decker bus .
We will all be coming again!

Thank Luan W
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

A group of us from New Mills visited the Museum and were given an excellent guided tour. The exhibits are well laid out and there is plenty of opportunity to get hands on.
The cafe provides all the basics for a good snack at reasonable prices.
We found all the staff ( most of whom are volunteers) to be both knowledgeable and friendly.
Finally the shop had a range of appropriate goods to purchase.

Thank 1946Patrick
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Really enthusiastic museum of buses and trolley buses. We had a guided tour from a volunteer guide who really knew his stuff and helped us to relive the era of mass transportation.cafe is very basic but if you like beans on toast or soup from a tin this is the place for you!

Thank Steve M
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