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“Wirral transport museum ”

Wirral Transport Museum
Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Birkenhead
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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.
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“Wirral transport museum ”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Very small museum, but was many interesting things to see tram, bus, bike, cycle. Nice staff too very friendly

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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“Ramshackle little gem”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This place is a bit like Steptoe's yard but don't be put off its a little gem of a place, run by volunteers who dedicate their lives to getting it going and it is free, not large but a good way to while away an hour, parking easy but no catering here...hardly any wonder the chaps are busy tinkering with their trams.....do visit.

Visited June 2014
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“Great little museum”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The ride on the tram from Wooside ferry terminal was great fun!! The museum is run by an enthusiastic team who are happy to talk about the exhibits. There are some interesting motorbikes as well as the model train and the trams and buses. Also a wealth of information about trams in general.

Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A brilliant day out!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Not very well sign posted but worth the effort. I went with my 10 year old son and he was very impressed by the huge model railway. We enjoyed the tram journey to Woodside and back, and were taken on a personal guided tour of all the old trams and buses by Dave. He let us go inside even though they were roped off, and told us all about them. It was a really interesting afternoon and I think we'll be going back in the summer holidays. The tram was £3 return for us both, and that was the only expense as the actual museum was free.

Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A bit ramshackle but worth a fleeting visit”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Take the tram ride from the Woodside Ferry terminal and you end up at the Wirral Transport Museum. It's a bit ramshackle but it is worth half an hour to an hour of anyone's time. The kids particularly loved the (working) model train lay out.

Visited May 2014
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