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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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A lovely collection of classic buses from Manchester

It's more of a bus museum than "transport" although there's an old fire engine, a modern tram and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CheshireJenniferD
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Never heard of this place before I saw it on here so thought we should check it out we always love... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank tanya b
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Reviewed 5 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

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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

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 22 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!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Took a trip down memory lane looking at a history of buses, from horse drawn ones to modern day. Seeing buses you used to catch to school in a might make you feel a bit old though :-)

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

loved it my young son is mad on busses it was well worth a visit good for young children as well as adults

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We went as part of the Heritage Open Days and really enjoyed it. There's so much to see and a few buses you can go in. I really liked the vintage buses and the displays of old photos, posters and adverts. I couldn't believe the...More

Thank TheRelfster
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A depot full of buses. A VERY large selection of buses, but not exactly appropriately named as a 'Transport Museum'. (OK, there was a bus-tow-truck, half a Manchester tram, a trolley/tram-thing and a horse drawn stagecoach/bus, but not a comprehensive range of transport by any...More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband visited the museum with my son and found this to be a particularly interesting museum. The building was full of local buses and even included a tram prototype and trolley buses. Visitors can get onboard many of the exhibits and the staff are...More

Thank Lynda G
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