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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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What a great place! The volunteers here were more than helpful and knowledgeable. Don't miss the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rowan B
Melbourne, Australia
It was ok ....

We came here from chesterfield as a day out exploring different museums. With it being called the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jessica T
Chesterfield, 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
Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place! The volunteers here were more than helpful and knowledgeable. Don't miss the video running near the kids activity centre. Fascinating history of the city's WW2 experience.

Thank Rowan B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here from chesterfield as a day out exploring different museums. With it being called the museum of transport we was expecting lots of different types of vehicles - what it is , is a bus museum . It is still interesting and you...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 5 days ago

You cant go wrong for an interesting day out. The Museum has guided tours during the year by arrangement, but bring your family for a look back at some of the best kept vehicles that kept the coubtry moving for many years. Children under 18...More

Thank Barrie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see a rich variety of different types of vehicles But it was emotional to see many people to make their own train stations, railway lines, trains, etc. It was an unforgettable experience!

Thank antonis k
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We have plenty of buses, two trolley buses and the odd tram, but no trains, railway lines or stations, I wonder whether this review should be of the Science and industry museum in the city?

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very friendly chat with the guys running the museum and they gave me a lot of tips where I should go to next.

Thank Friðrik S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my young bus enthusiast son recently and found the whole collection very interesting, like others have said the buses date from the 1940's through my to the 1980's and are very well looked after, you can climb aboard several examples, also featured a...More

Thank residentsbar
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank nickfranklin100
Paul W, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are open every day in August from 10am to 4.30pm. Our next event is the Trans Lancs Show, at Heaton Park on Sunday 3rd September from 12noon to 4pm. Over 100 classic buses, cars and lorries will be on display...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

1  Thank Barry N
Reviewed 4 July 2017 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

2  Thank MancTeacher
Reviewed 1 July 2017 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
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