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Wirral Transport Museum

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Great for all ages

Whether a nostalgic trip for us older visitors or a new and exciting experience for younger folks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Formby, United Kingdom
Surprisingly good

The signage does not seem to be the best if you are going straight to the museum ,It is far better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway is a working museum and working heritage tramway preserving Buses, Trams & other local transport related vehicles We are open every weekend from 1pm (Saturday & Sunday) and during school holidays we are open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday plus every Bank Holiday Monday. you can ride on original fully restored heritage trams, see our collection of preserved local Buses and in the museum our ongoing restoration projects and a huge working Model Railway. A HISTORY OF BIRKENHEAD TRAMWAYS Back when Birkenhead was a pioneering industrial town it was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway. Those trams ceased operating in 1937, but in 1995 they were revived and you can now travel on one of a series of historic vehicles and experience tram travel for yourself. Trams dating from as early as 1901 operate to make the short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum, where you can view the rest of the fleet - tram cars from Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wallasey and a recently restored car from Lisbon, Portugal. The Museum is a proud winner of the Wirral Unsung Hero of The Year 2012 with their volunteers. The transport collection was created as a celebration of Birkenhead's place in the history of public transport, and set up in collaboration with the volunteers of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, who restore old trams. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of local buses in running order and a group of cars and motorbikes from the Baxter Collection. There is also a 27 foot long model railway layout. Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society Limited is a Registered Charity . No. 1092127.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether a nostalgic trip for us older visitors or a new and exciting experience for younger folks who have never been on a tram before, this is an excellent visit. To make the most of the experience it is best to take the tram from...More

Thank 2mercury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The signage does not seem to be the best if you are going straight to the museum ,It is far better to get on the tram from the ferry terminal Saying all that the museum is surprisingly good far better that we all expected there...More

Thank mrbnetherton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting with a group of 11, we enjoyed a return journey on a tram to the Woodside ferry terminal before looking round the museum. Access to the tram may be a little difficult for the less mobile, despite the step provided by the enthusiastic and...More

Thank WilliamRead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating museum and marvellous tram ride from Woodside ferry terminal. Lots of trams, buses, and other vehicles. You can get on all the trams which have been beautifully restored. They are almost works of art - fine craftsmanship. Combine this with a ferry trip to...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lived on the Wirral for 22 years 1943-65 so it brought back many memories, especially the 'blue bus'.

Thank Canuck005
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I am not really into transport museums but I went for my partner and I really enjoyed the museum. Not very big but can pass an hour or so in here. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank bargainsavvy
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Where else in this country that you can visit a transport museum arriving and departing in a tram on the public highway? Birkenhead has it all! Being a Transport Historian and a volunteer member of another transport museum, I occasionally do some crazy things!! Like...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Take advantage of the Tram ride from the station - only £1. It has even more buses than trains - and a model railway. Cost - a donation if you want. The Grandaughter really got involved with the iSpy trail. Also amazing at nearly 7...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on Saturday for their Easter Trail and pleasantly surprised. Would advise a trip on the old tram which is good value at £2 and the museum itself is full of old memorabilia. It's only open for 4 hours on Saturday and Sundays but...More

Thank Paul H
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We have a toddler obsessed with everything transport related. We have all visited before and found it to be a great little afternoon out, this time he even went on the tram which made his day. Lots of things to explore and see, one firm...More

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22 August 2016|
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Response from DJAJXKP | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted to travel on the trams and enter the museum - however all dogs must be kept on a full lead or carried if small enough at all times in the museum and whilst riding the trams.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Kieran M | Reviewed this property |
It's just off Taylor Street, which you can access from the A554 between Victoria Dock and Cammel Laird.