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Address: Unit 9 Waddington Way, Rotherham S65 3SH, England
Phone Number: +44 7852 298082
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The South Yorkshire Transport Museum is a non-profit organisation which...

The South Yorkshire Transport Museum is a non-profit organisation which relies on donations, sponsorship, funding and the help of its volunteers to keep it running. A part of history is kept alive through the careful restoration of the vehicles.

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Visited this attraction for the first time today with a child with a learning disability, not the biggest of transport museums but the friendliness of the staff made up for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
Alan J
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here this morning with my daughter and granddaughter on a educational trip. We were split into two groups of about 12-15 and given a guide per group. This place is not the biggest transport museum and probably half the exhibits are buses. Much of what I saw reminded me of growing up in the 60's and related my memories... More 

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Thank bluescafe2015
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to visit this museum before and had a really nice day out so I had arranged to go again. I checked the website and it had a list of open days and said that if you went on a Saturday between 11-3 you could just have a walk round. I arrived at 11 on Saturday morning and... More 

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2 Thank Victoria P
David-Dean-roof, Vice Chaiman at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, responded to this review

Victoria this is truly awful and I would like to apologise. We do struggle getting enough volunteers to help at weekends and most folk who turn up have come to work on their vehicles and are perhaps not the best equipped to give guided tours. How ever I would be pleased if you were to contact us to arrange a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This isn't the biggest museum I have ever visited but I nonetheless had a most enjoyable time. A well laid museum housing a fantastic collection of local significance.

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1 Thank Thomas D
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Visited this attraction for the first time today with a child with a learning disability, not the biggest of transport museums but the friendliness of the staff made up for this.we were shown around by Kevin who couldn't do enough for the child I had taken. The exhibits brought back many memories of my younger years, buses, cars,motorcycles and army... More 

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2 Thank Alan J
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

loved being able to ride on the old busses all day on a wet day nice family day out. Interesting facts about the old bus services and one or two interactive exhibits

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2 Thank klg201
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

FABULOUS. Hired to take our guests from wedding at town hall to our function, took us on a tour around Sheffield first, the bus had ribbons in our chosen colour, certainly brought back happy memories, would recommend to anyone, Thank you so much for helping make our day very special

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2 Thank Bev T
Conisbrough, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I went with my sons nursery who is 3. I found it far too old for him, he wasn't really interested in any of the exhibits other than wanting to get on everything which he wasn't allowed to do. I understand that the majority of the vehicles are under reconstruction but it was frustrating because all the kids wanted to... More 

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Thank Gareth R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Checked website this morning stated that musuem is open every Saturday except 18th January. Arrived today Saturday 6th February to be told that musuem wasn't open as they had no one to run reception despite there being atleast 10 cars in their car park, suggesting that at least ten volunteers were present. Disappointed as had travelled to visit and had... More 

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2 Thank MadamPC
David-Dean-roof, Vice Chairman at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, responded to this review

Madman pc this is truly awful and I would like to apologise. We do struggle getting enough volunteers to help at weekends and most folk who turn up have come to work on their vehicles and are perhaps not the best equipped to give guided tours. How ever I would be pleased if you were to contact us to arrange... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Lovely morning out here. The staf are welcoming and the exhibits are fantastic. Well laid out and informative. Great place for a family day out with a beautiful picnic area and well stocked shop.

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Thank Michele N
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The best thing about the museum was that it was free. I wasn't sure what to expect from this place but was worth a look around. The main disappointment was that you couldn't get on any of the old buses to have a look around. All in all it passed a good ten to fifteen minutes although not sure you... More 

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