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“A pleasant Sunday Afternoon”

Wirral Transport Museum
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a great afternoon at this little gem.I took a small party of clients from a local hostel were I work as a support worker to pass a sunday afternoon away .
A very interesting afternoon with friendly very informative staff who were more than happy to accomodate our group and give information and storys relating to all the exihibits on display

1  Thank Tom P
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Liked everything, but biased - I enjoy buses! And am joing the society.

What more can I say? I really liked it!

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was part of our "Wonders of Birkenhead" walk and well worth the visit. It is a very Interesting museum staffed by very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful people. We admired the trams, buses, bikes, cars and model railway, played the slot machines, bought some videos and books and then rode on the tram (very exciting). We had a good chat and a laugh with the staff and at the end we watched them turn the pole around. Brought back lots of memories for some of us.

3  Thank Viv B
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Taken along with a ride across the Mersey on the famous Ferry, you arrive at Woodside terminal were you can visit the WW2 submarine. Out side the terminal near the bus station is the tram stop. This is the only preserved tramway in Britain to run through the streets as all the other museums run on private land. The trams will take you to Taylor Street Museum were the Nine trams are stored Including the two new Hong Kong trams. Also in the large museum is the Guy line repair wagon and ten vintage buses. Other exhibits include a backstreet garage with vintage cars a large garden shed with tools for repairing the vintage motor bikes. The large model railway will keep the children happy. These and other exhibits are well worth the two pounds tram ride and free entry into the museum. for further information try www.mtps.co.uk Trams run Saturday & Sunday 1300-1700 and Wednesday to Sunday during the Summer holidays plus bank holidays

2  Thank David T
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you are in the area and stuck for something to do for a couple of hours it is worth visit

there is not muc to do in the musuem, lots of old trams that you can not go on and old motorbikes and a huge model railway system, it is good for the children but really in 30 minutes you are done in the museum

Worth going to have a short ride on an old tram from the museum to the ferry and back. This was good fun and a good exeperience. The ride itself is about 10 minutes and costs 80p for aldults

In under 1 and a half hours we were done but the children enjoyed it.

making a special trip from ar away you woudl be wasting yor time, but if you close by and perhaps couple it with a trip on the ferry too it is worth the trip

2  Thank Tony809
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