North West Museum of Road Transport

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North West Museum of Road Transport

North West Museum of Road Transport
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ianbyers
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
Nov 2021
Friendly staff. Many exhibits. Reasonable cost. Their web site does not do this attraction justice. Took my bus mad grandchild there who enjoyed the experience greatly especially the vintage bus ride round St Helens.
Written 8 November 2021
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Richard E
Egremont, UK51 contributions
Oct 2021
A great museum cataloguing over a hundred years of road transport history. The exhibits are well laid out. Catering for the car, lorry and bus lover.
Written 13 October 2021
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Margaret L
St Helens, UK46 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The staff, volunteers and exhibitors at St Helens bus museum should be congratulated on hosting a brilliant Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st August. It had something for everyone. My grandson LOVED it. Thanks to you all.
Written 9 August 2021
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William G
1 contribution
Jul 2021
I have visited this place over a long period. It is full of interest and while it calls itself a museum of "road transport" it also includes a lot of material on water-borne and railway transport as well; there is for example a very interesting display about the history of the Sankey Canal, part of which runs nearby. You can't get every type of vehicle inside any museum so there are also displays of models. photographs and memorabilia as well. There is a wealth of information including panels on the theme of "Did you know?" which tell you about things you probably didn't know or had forgotten. The whole place is run entirely by volunteers and they have achieved an amazing place. The majority of the exhibits are buses, not surprising as it was once a bus garage, but there are cars, motorbikes, pedal cycles and fire engines, too, as well as a couple of lorries. There is a shop and refreshments are usually available as well. The pity of it is that they are not open more, but I gather that is because of a shortage of volunteers and of course in recent times the Covid crisis kept people away when the place was closed to everyone, so maybe it needs to get fully into its swing again. I must admit to being very puzzled by a previous review which described many of the exhibits as "used as garden sheds" as I saw no evidence of this today.
Written 25 July 2021
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Desk_Pilot_83
Liverpool, UK2 contributions
Jun 2021
Visiting here was a complete waste of time and money, we went after my friend recommended the place. It calls itself a Transport museum but it’s full to bursting with buses. There are a few lorries and cars in there but it’s mainly buses, things from buses and models of buses. Boring!
The place is a complete mess, oil all over the floors and in places which they’ve attempted to clean it up but couldn’t be bothered finishing. Inevitably my kids walked in some oil and that’s now all over the carpet in the car and in my hall. The vehicles are all full of junk too, the buses all seem to be used as garden sheds and there was a little lorry which had the back full of old bus seats and scrap.
Access to the toilets is hidden by yet another bus and to get to them you have to walk across a dusty floor from where they’re trying to paint an old tram. My daughter went to look inside the partly open door on the tram and came back covered in green dust, I can only imagine it’s old paint and the dust is full of dangerous things and it’s everywhere in there.
The staff in the place all seem to be miserable old men, they weren’t very welcoming when we arrived and didn’t even say goodbye to us when we left. It took less than 20 minutes to go around the place because it’s just a load of buses painted different colours. Save yourself the displeasure of going here, unless you’re a bus anorak it’s a waste of time.
Written 25 June 2021
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Kev P
St Helens, UK42 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Not very big and a bit expensive for what it is if you are taking the family. Saying that kids enjoyed it so if you like old busses it’s worth a visit
Written 27 December 2020
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RopentaStones
St Helens, UK1,914 contributions
Mar 2020
Having lived in the area for a few years now, I really felt guilty for not having visited this museum so decided to go. Entry is just a few quid and I believe it is all staffed by volunteers too. On entry we were surprised on how big the museum was to start with and also with the variety of transport on offer...now granted, it is very bus orientated but there are a host of other transport in here too. So how many buses do you think you can look at before you get bored of seeing them??? Well the answer still confounds us as we surprisingly didn't get bored...almost all of the buses in there are unique and tell a story (you can go on most of them as well) and some are quite fascinating and bizarre (like the big green one that was converted into a mobile home..or the very bus Sidney Poitier rode in To Sir With Love)
All-in-all, this was an interesting and fun couple of hours and the information write-up blurbs in front of each bus have definitely been written by someone who truly loves buses...and thus are very interesting and informative.
Shame the cafe wasn't open but glad we went.
Written 21 April 2020
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Ken J
Birmingham, UK944 contributions
Mar 2020
There is so much to see at this road transport museum, not just buses, although it is in a former bus depot. The refreshments were served from a preserved van, and lots of details around the building about the vehicles on show, At the far end you can see the entrance to the hay loft and stables when the building was used for horse trans. if you are lucky the workshops in the adjacent Tolver Street building may be open. More to do when there is an event or running day taking place as free vintage buses operate services at such events. More information on their website. The model railway was closed when I went because they had an event on in Rainhill, but the museum provided a free shuttle service to and from the Rainhill event. Sometimes an open top bus is in service
Nice and friendly and worth a visit
Written 10 March 2020
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WaRPiG
St Helens, UK8 contributions
Feb 2019
had a fantastic time here looking at all the old styles of buses, I went with a friend who used to be a bus driver and he walked around the place reminiscing about old routes, buses, friends etc,
Written 28 January 2020
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Janet S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom27 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Took my grandson to the museum and once again we had a brilliant time. This time we visited Santa, really well thought out with 2 decent pressies and a trip on a double decker included. Excellent value. Highly recomend.
Written 15 December 2019
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