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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Nice place to spend some time

If you like buses and things of that nature you will like it here. I've come here with my young son... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven S
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Very Interesting

I am not much of a museum person but to see the evolution of transportation made it really worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet C
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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! CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR: CLOSED after Weds 20th Dec and REOPEN Weds 3rd JANUARY 2018
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like buses and things of that nature you will like it here. I've come here with my young son several times over the last couple of years and we have both found it interesting. The entrance fee is reasonable and there are lots...More

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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, Steven. We always seem to have more visitors on rainy days!. We had a very busy Wednesday after Easter with 317 visitors in one day. Our next special event is next weekend with Model Tramway show Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not much of a museum person but to see the evolution of transportation made it really worth visiting this museum. If you have extra time in Manchester I would suggest seeing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family we have been, and continue to go to this museum on numerous occasions. Primarily this museum is a bus museums with 2 large halls full of various buses from different parts of Greater Manchester over a time period of nearly 100 years....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A hidden gem full of Nostalgia. A magic little bus depot showing Manchester transport over 200 years. Great example of Horse drawn up to modern buses. Everything from advertising to the bosses office. If your a fan of " On the buses and good old...More

2  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It was great to see the local buses of yester-year at this museum along with other transport from past years. Highly recommend this museum if you have an interest in this type of history.

2  Thank Mancs_Travellers
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

It's more of a bus museum than "transport" although there's an old fire engine, a modern tram and an older tram - it is 99% buses but don't let that put you off. It is a lovely visit for 1-2 hours with a pleasant tea...More

1  Thank CheshireJenniferD
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Never heard of this place before I saw it on here so thought we should check it out we always love finding new museums to go to this place was lovely loved the old buses

1  Thank tanya b
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was a favourite place of mine as a kid and I remember spending many weekends here many years ago! There are many vehicles to see here - many of them refurbished and many undergoing refurbishment. It goes from horse drawn vehicles through to the...More

1  Thank northernbloke79
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Visit this great collection of buses who used to ride in the streets of Greater Manchester. The place is run by enthusiastic volunteers who are very willing to tell you all about the vehicles. The museum offers two large halls filled not only with buses...More

1  Thank Machiel S
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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks for your review, Machiel. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We close after Wednesday 20th December for the Christmas and New Year holiday period. We reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Merry Christmas to all our visitors and supporters. Here's to another great year in...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a birthday party here last week, It’s a lovely clean place and a lot of buses, And the staff was lovely! Would come back to visit!

1  Thank chloee1995
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Response from Paul W | Property representative |
We are open Weds Sat and Sundays only 10 -4.30pm. Play bus and colouring table for children, access to around 6 buses to explore. All under cover but a little cold at this time of year Probably a taxi would be best from the... More
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