Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport Greater Manchester
4.5
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
About
Open on Wednesday, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 1000 to 1630. No booking necessary. Keep checking our website for information. Twitter and Facebook update regularly. 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. 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 fascinating vehicles that took Greater Manchester folk to work, shops and outings to the coast and countryside. Free heritage bus rides on certain days Easter to Sept.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Carol B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
    Great museum, a little gem for reminding us of what transport used to be like, and particularly for me the bus journeys I used to make in the 70s and 80s. It is beautifully kept and maintained and the plants everywhere are a lovely added touch. Friendly and enthusiastic staff too. I would recommend it and there are plenty of activities for children of all ages too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Stephen M
    Cambridge, United Kingdom147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place to visit, if you like busses.
    If you like old busses then this is a great place for you to visit. We spend a couple of hours looking around and reading the information about the old vehicles. I would like to return on a day when they are operating some of the busses to enjoy a ride or two.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Margaret B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society had a visit on 16th Sept 2023.
    We had an excellent guided tour by Kelvin. His depth of knowledge about buses, Manchester, WW2 & public transport was very impressive. This was interspersed with entertaining tales relative to the numerous exhibits. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit, but it is much better with a guide. Gordon Browne
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Littlebobby87
    Hyde, United Kingdom444 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap day out for bus enthusiasts
    Reasonably priced museum with 2 halls of buses giving the information on transport including buses, trams and more and their history. Plenty of information to read. Good to spend a rainy day with children and adults, could spend more time depending how interested you are. Some vehicles you are allowed to board. Very cheap little tea room with excellent staff, toilets, informative man on the reception desk and a small gift shop. It is cold inside due to being an old depot. No parking specifically but easy to park on side streets. There are events on through the year which would be better to attend
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 March 2024
  • Becky J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out for bus obsessed toddler
    We took our toddler and he absolutely loved it. Theres loads to see and you're able to go on quite a few of the buses. I especially enjoyed the buses and carriages from the 1930s and older. We will definitely be visiting again.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2024
  • Nicholas R
    Manchester, United Kingdom36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good museum for young and old
    With time on my hands, I called in to the transport museum as I am enthused about anything mechanical. The museum is at the end of a cul-de-sac , the front of which is a bus garage. Don’t walk in there! The museum has buses from the horse drawn era up to the 1990s with most exhibits from bus companies across the greater Manchester area. There is a good presentation on the history of the modern tram network and loads of associated paraphernalia such as ticket machines. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe is great value and toilets very clean. There is a small gift shop. For £6.00 it is good value for money and you can while away a couple of hours there. There are activities for children too and is disabled friendly.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 May 2024
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Nicholas R
Manchester, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
With time on my hands, I called in to the transport museum as I am enthused about anything mechanical. The museum is at the end of a cul-de-sac , the front of which is a bus garage. Don’t walk in there! The museum has buses from the horse drawn era up to the 1990s with most exhibits from bus companies across the greater Manchester area. There is a good presentation on the history of the modern tram network and loads of associated paraphernalia such as ticket machines. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe is great value and toilets very clean. There is a small gift shop. For £6.00 it is good value for money and you can while away a couple of hours there. There are activities for children too and is disabled friendly.
Written 17 May 2024
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Angus75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Nice museum with plenty of buses however most buses you could not go in which doesn’t justify the price, out of all the buses in the museum three you were able to go in. One member of staff on the floor gave a very unwelcoming atmosphere and I feel like he should be more engaging to visitors. The price doesn’t justify the visit as it wasn’t interactive. I would of liked to of gone on my old school bus which was 1999 to 2021 but it was locked and dark.
Written 14 May 2024
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Becky J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We took our toddler and he absolutely loved it. Theres loads to see and you're able to go on quite a few of the buses. I especially enjoyed the buses and carriages from the 1930s and older. We will definitely be visiting again.
Written 29 April 2024
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Littlebobby87
Hyde, UK444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Reasonably priced museum with 2 halls of buses giving the information on transport including buses, trams and more and their history. Plenty of information to read. Good to spend a rainy day with children and adults, could spend more time depending how interested you are. Some vehicles you are allowed to board. Very cheap little tea room with excellent staff, toilets, informative man on the reception desk and a small gift shop. It is cold inside due to being an old depot. No parking specifically but easy to park on side streets. There are events on through the year which would be better to attend
Written 22 March 2024
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Jonathan
Airdrie, UK405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Interesting visit. Would be better if some of the newer vehicles could be entered. Daughter enjoyed also. Good wee shop and cheap entry.
Written 18 February 2024
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Emily W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Went for toddlers 3 rd birthday he loved it lots of buses to look at and go onto and able to see the volunteers workers on restoration was able to entertain a 3 year old for a good two hours
Small note it is cold inside so wrap up
Written 17 December 2023
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Cath F
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We took my parents-in-law who are in their 80s and they loved it. It's pretty much all buses, apart from a tram, a fire engine, a couple of coaches, a horse-drawn bus and two towing vehicles. Well set out, with plenty of information, and a couple of video screens. You are allowed to get on a few of the vehicles.
There is a small café with very reasonably priced drinks and food; and a small gift shop for the enthusiast. The staff were extremely pleasant & helpful. No car-park, but some free on-street parking available near the entrance.
Written 15 November 2023
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Keith M
Hyde, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I have visited the Museum many times but it is always worth a visit, the vast collection of vehicles are well preserved and some are very rare, the vehicles operated all around the Manchester area i think the entry fee is just right for the Museum,
i will certainly be visiting again.
Written 9 November 2023
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andy c
Manchester, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Great little museum, friendly volunteers. There was also a small classic car show on today and they were running the free heritage buses in addition.
Written 24 September 2023
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Margaret B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had an excellent guided tour by Kelvin. His depth of knowledge about buses, Manchester, WW2 & public transport was very impressive. This was interspersed with entertaining tales relative to the numerous exhibits. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit, but it is much better with a guide.
Gordon Browne
Written 17 September 2023
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