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Museum of Transport

Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Unexpected delight

My husband and I visited here after a quick tram journey and walk from the town centre. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toni S
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Really enjoyable

Amazing looking at all the little trains and big buses. Really enjoyable afternoon. Got photos... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cassie N
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here after a quick tram journey and walk from the town centre. It is located inside an old bus depot showing buses and trams spanning decades, and was a great little find! We learnt a lot, you can go on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing looking at all the little trains and big buses. Really enjoyable afternoon. Got photos taken on the really old buses.

Thank Cassie N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

SWent with a friend last year and really enjoyed the afternoon their looking at all the old buses, more in there than i thought there would be. Took me back looking at all of them especially as i had used some of them in the...More

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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks John for your welcomed review Just to clarify - there is an entrance fee - it is not free entry Paul W

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to visit, if you like buses, its brilliant,everytime you go, something new to see,everytime, some people love trains, others love the buses, but being a clppie (kidding) great place to visit, well done, Not sure if i,m off my trolley, at times.? the...More

Thank Gertie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a family and enjoyed a really interesting hour long visit to this transport museum run by volunteers. Almost all of the vehicles exhibited are buses but, once you start looking carefully at them, you can see how their transformation over time has...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as never been before. Interesting but my problem was the price. £7.50 per adult is way too much I feel. We did have a good time but I think even £4 per adult is too much. I know there is a maintenance requirement...More

Thank bill a
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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. Last weekend was a special Tramway Festival model trams event with revised prices. Our normal entrance price is £4 adult, £2 for over 60s and free for those under 16 accompanied by an adult. Full details of prices and events on...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 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 15 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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 24 March 2018

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

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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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