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Museum of Transport

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Address: Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
Phone Number:
61 205 2122
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum...

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 2013) 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 likley you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us!

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Took my grandchildren on a wet, miserable Sunday afternoon. Had a lovely time. My grandson was in transport heaven. Excellent value for money, had a bite to eat in the cafe and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
kizzyblossom14
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my grandchildren on a wet, miserable Sunday afternoon. Had a lovely time. My grandson was in transport heaven. Excellent value for money, had a bite to eat in the cafe and was amazed at how cheap it was. Best cuppa in ages. Nostalgic trip for me and took me back to my childhood. Really recommend this museum, staff so... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

if your bored on a rainy day lol happens a lot in manchester good for families as well and brings back plenty memories

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

if you go on an event day you get free rides on vintage buses which adds to the feel of a great day out . we went on christmas cracker day and lots of themed stalls - only dissapointment - the bacon butties ran out too soon!

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Thank j2tatum
Montreal Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Plenty of buses to see with lots of older ones also. We were able to go inside many of the buses. The were was also a Metrolink vehicle to see. There was even one bus that had last been used as a caravan and was presently being restored. Had lunch in the café. Steak pie and mushy peas very reasonably... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museum to visit-it was my first visit in 15 years and was glad to see recent history, such as the D-reg minibus and the Metrobus in First Manchester livery, represented. The free bus from Manchester Victoria on special events is great. Entry price seems fair to me; I'll definitely be visiting again on another special event.

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Thank Eric H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Whether you are interested in public transport or not, this museum has something for everyone,set in a beatiful converted bus garage. There are numerous examples of buse's throughout the ages, with examples including a bus from the 1920's, right up till about 10 years ago. Buse's in lots of colour's from all boroughs of Greater Manchester, lots of buse's to... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited as part of a car club – and found the staff friendly and helpful. The museum has many interesting old vehicles (Busses, trolly busses, etc.), some restored, a few awaiting restoration, which, in some ways, made them more interesting. There were also some interesting videos showing which were associated with the exhibits – very good. The cafe is... More 

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Thank Gordon C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I love the museum! A very enjoyable afternoon out. Well displayed exhibits and the buses were brilliant and all the volunteer staff are lovely.

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Thank Craig H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Husband loved it, it is a must for all transport fans, Husband was like a little boy again and had a great time

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A very interesting museum to spend a couple of hours. You don't need to be a Transport or bus enthusiast to appreciate the exhibits. Its interesting to see how transport has changed in the last twenty year not to mention the las 100! To make the most of a visit its worth looking on their web site to see when... More 

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