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“Rattling good excursion”

The Birkenhead Tramways
Ranked #7 of 33 things to do in Birkenhead
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Rattling good excursion”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A ten minute trip on an old tram (or a new one in our case, from Hong Kong in 1991) from Woodside ferry terminal (just downhill from Hamilton Square station) to the tramway museum. £2 return on tram (with concessions) and free at the museum (more trams, buses, cars, bikes, and a model railway). Worth the trip over the Mersey.

Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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“A step back in time”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I'm too young to remember the trams but we have all heard the stories and seen the black and white photos. This short trip is a real taster of a by-gone time. The kids loved it and, at £2.00 return for adults and half price for kids, it's not going to break the bank.

Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic old trams just not much to see out of the window”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

The heritage tramway runs from Woodside ferry terminal to the Transport museum.

It is fantastic to see the old trams working. They are over 100 years old so its amazing to see them still working.

The trams are restored fantastically well to an excellent standard. Getting on one really is like stepping back in time.

The conductor and driver are dressed in period uniform and the price is a bargain at only £2 return from Woodside to the transport museum.

It is only a short journey of approx 5 minutes each way but you do get the full authentic experience. The only downside is that there really isnt alot to see outside on the way to either destination. But as its only a short ride, that time is taken up in awe of the old tram and the internal decoration.

Definatly worth a trip of you are in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Fun”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

took niece and son and friends and all had a great time. The drivers and conductors and museum staff couldnt have done more to make our 7yo happy. He was in his element! I wish all museums were similar. Its a great little track and a really good experience for younger and a superb memory for older (me). Simply loved it.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Superb Day”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

It rattled down the line sounding its whistle and a conductor collected the fares as we worked our way down to Woodside Ferry Terminal and then back again.

Visited October 2013
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