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Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

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I liked the aircraft in exposition.

A very interesting display of Manchester´s industrious past. From the famed fabric machinery, to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Esteban B
A fine museum with items that are not only for the bus enthusiast

Two adjoining and interlinked bays of a former Manchester Transport garage are filled with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Les R
Newark-on-Trent, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
+44 161 205 2122
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting display of Manchester´s industrious past. From the famed fabric machinery, to heavy power (steam, electrical products), to telecommunications and media displays. You will find all iconic industries that placed Manchester in a priviledged position. My only caveat is that I did find...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Esteban B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Two adjoining and interlinked bays of a former Manchester Transport garage are filled with a variety of exhibits detailing the history of transport in Manchester. Well worth a visit. Allow a couple of hours to read everything.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Les R
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

A fantastic place to bring children. The collection of vehicles is so big they are running out of room. The event days are extra special.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

I had visited this museum with my son some years back and felt that there wasn't enough of an interactive element for a child to enjoy. However I returned today with my two children and was pleasantly surprised to see more has been added to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank peeyaboo
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Museum of Transport was the my highlight dyring my stay in Manchester. Absolutely fantastic, a fairy tale for vintage style lovers. 5 stars, highly recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jercampos
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Full array of transport vehicles plus links across the industries. Positive point, beining able to touch exhibits

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott-ManchesterUK
Reviewed 16 December 2018

if you like vintage buses this is the place for you, packed to the rafters with amazing specimens. you can speak to some of the owners if they are there and find out even more about their restoration projects

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank thejohnelliott
Reviewed 2 December 2018

This is easily my favourite museum in Greater Manchester, myself and my family continue to visit this museum at numerous times during the year, usually when events are on as was the case on this day when we visited. The event was labelled as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed 28 November 2018

my younger children enjoyed the experience, but my teen-agers found it a bit boring. Nevertheless, there WERE things for all ages and it's a good activity for a rainy day

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Battylop
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is a very comprehensive collection of (mainly) buses from the Greater Manchester area from the early days to more recent times. A trip down memory lane for anyone of a certain age who has lived in the area. Our twin three-year old grandsons had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Andy R
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22 October 2018|
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Response from Paul W | Property representative |
Sorry missed this question at the time. We are open our normal Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at half term but closed over Christmas and New Year. All our events are on our website - including the newly released 2019... More
5 July 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Takes about 15 minutes walk to tge 135 bus stop on Lever Street, ask the driver for Queens Road bus garage bus stop, walk over the dual carriageway, the turn left onto Boyle Street, the museum is right at the end, but only... More
31 March 2018|
Response from Paul W | Property representative |
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