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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Transport of the past

The story of transport museum - in greater Manchester is a well maintained museum with helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nickfranklin100
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Great for bus enthusiasts

An excellent collection of buses, mostly from 1950's and '60s and with a Manchester connection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry N
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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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) 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 likely you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The story of transport museum - in greater Manchester is a well maintained museum with helpful staff. Why not go their on the bus! - they said (!) - so we did! Starts off with a horse drawn bus from 1890's - to a prototype...More

Thank nickfranklin100
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent collection of buses, mostly from 1950's and '60s and with a Manchester connection. Very knowledgeable explainers.

Thank Barry N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant museum. Old school, for sure - but all the better for it. Kids are given a sheet, so that they can go on a kind of a treasure hunt. There is a great deal to see here, and it is ideal...More

1  Thank MancTeacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 6 year old, bus obsessed, nephew here and struggled to get him to leave! He absolutely loved the the place and went round every single bus at least twice. The staff were fantastic and opened one up so he could sit in...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon out and very interesting. Loads of buses from all over, you can climb onto most of them. Information boards give you plenty of information. Good little and well priced cafe to wet your whistle. Not a bus buff personally but loved every minute....More

1  Thank Frank S
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We welcome young people for whom there is no admission charge if under 16 and accompanied. We find young people are enthralled by the play bus, colouring sheets and our quiz sheets. Many are repeat visitors who explore the history of...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Whilst visiting family in England I had some free time and so took the opportunity to visit the museum, I arrived at 10.00 only to find it closed after knocking on the door one of the volunteers explained they couldn't open until another volunteer arrived...More

1  Thank QueenslandTommy
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

When I arrived at the museum I was greeted with a heavy sigh and a mumbled "oh for fu..." by the lady at the front desk for giving her a £20 note. Didn't make me feel very welcome. The museum itself is ok - there...More

Thank emma l
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

I am sorry you did not feel welcome on arriving at the Museum. We pride ourselves as a friendly museum as evidenced by other TripAdvisor reviews. We recognise that we have a lot of buses and other exhibits in the museum and space is at...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We are a varied group of people who enjoy trips out and talks. This trip to the transport museum was excellant . There is so much to see and the staff are so knowledgeable and courteous., As we had prebooked the tour they had even...More

Thank aljosouth
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Yoy can either get to this Museum by the Metreolink or Transport. A selection of different double deckers and also buses. They did have a railway sale the weekend that I was there. May 20-21. They have this one every year. Also gave a shuttle...More

1  Thank davidlJ5587IM
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Had another visit to this amazing museum. This time they had on a model railway exhibition on. So many buses from different boroughs across Greater Manchester, in different liveries, loads you are able to get on, also a horse drawn tram carriage, and a prototype...More

Thank bazonian2015
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for a wonderful review. Our MRX model railway weekend will be repeated in 2018. Check out our website for events when we run a free heritage bus service every twenty minutes to the top of Corporation Street using buses from the collection.

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