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Museum of Transport

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Address: Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
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+44 612052122
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum...

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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Transport fans of all ages will love this place.

Something here for everyone who is interested in the public transport of Greater Manchester. Vintage buses of all types and in every livery, as well as coaches and a mock up of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Normski49
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Something here for everyone who is interested in the public transport of Greater Manchester. Vintage buses of all types and in every livery, as well as coaches and a mock up of the new trams. Coffee and a cake for those who don't want to walk around, and a toy and book shop for kids of every age. Can't praise... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Muesum really reasonable priced, not very big takes a hour to get round unless real bus enthusiast, the cafe is nice and cheap, there little shop and free parking outside. The staff were really helpful and it killed hour or so on a rainy day worth a visit if in area or doing few things in one day

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Scalloway, Shetland.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was good to say the least. It has very affordable admission fees to enter the museum, it is full of buses and that's practically it. It could be renamed as 'museum of buses' because that's all there is in the museum itself.

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Thank Sarah H
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped in on my own as I was working away and it was my day off. It is a really nice and interesting museum with lots of different vehicles to discover. I would suggest it is well worth a visit. Especially if you have any budding transport enthusiasts.

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Thank JMacPherson1973
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great reasonably priced place where the kids can have a good time. Already read their webpage and did not expect modern facilities etc but their volunteer spirit makes this place wonderful as everybody is so helpful and kind. My son had the chance to ring the fire truck bell and seat on the driver seat of a 1960s bus... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went with my son to spend some time while girls were out shopping. Although place is not bad, something is defiantly missing. While google says people tend to spend on average 2 hours in there, we went through in 40minutes. And it as not rushing, but slowly walking and climbing in all available busses (please note that all busses on... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A brilliant place , excellent vehicles, friendly staff nice simple cafe excellent access for people with limited mobility and some vehicles you can get on , well worth it .

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Thank DWilbur
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a gem! I took my grandson and was more childlike in my delight than he was!! It really was a return to MY childhood, with buses from all the then separate corporations that now form Greater Manchester. If, like me, you are from the Greater Manchester area you really should make a visit to this museum. The people who... More 

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Thank daddyjames
York, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Took a group of ~60 5/6 year olds. It was brilliant, they were able to go on lots of old buses, had their lunch upstairs on an open top bus, pretend to be the driver, ring the bell on an old fashioned fire engine.. only downside was how cold it was, and the bathroom taps were very extreme temperatures for... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The area around the museum has seen big changes - and none for the better so to step inside this place was a breath of fresh air. The fact it's actually based inside the bus depot adds to the nostalgia and the smells of the buses adds to it. There are buses right back from when granddad was a lad... More 

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