Wirral Transport Museum, Birkenhead

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Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated approximately 0.5mi from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England.A vintage tram service links the museum and the ferry at certain times. Admission into the museum is free with a broad selection of vintage and classic vehicles, including trams, buses, cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bikes, and a fire engine. It also includes views of ongoing projects in the museum's workshops, a 26 feet long model railway layout, a reconstructed 1930s garage scene and various other transport-related static exhibits.HistoryThe museum was established in 1995 as the tram shed for the Wirral Tramway. In 2009, as part of its Strategic Asset Review, owners Wirral Borough Council planned to dispose of the museum, transferring it to a Community Development Trust. It recommended that "... the specialist role of the Transport Museum be protected as far as possible." By 2014, the council was in discussions to hand over management of the museum to a volunteer organisation. The museum volunteers and its staff look forward to developing the museum further.In 2011, the museum welcomed Ken Dodd, who took a ride on one of the trams for a BBC documentary.TramsThe tramway collection was set up in collaboration with volunteers from Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society. The Wirral Tramway commenced service in April 1995 with the Hong Kong built 1948-style units. Operated under contract by Blackpool Tramways for Wirral Borough Council, who took overall control in 2005.
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  • August 4, 2017
    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 i...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    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...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    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, des...  more »
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  • This is the kind of place I love! Small, but perfectly formed. Free for some reason (should have a donations bucket at the front door). £2 return on the Tram ride. Absolutely packed with photos and paraphernalia as well as trams, buses, bikes, model trains, motorbikes. Something for everyone, kids and adults alike.
  • Love this place great for little ones who love bus / trams. Kids loved playing on the empty bus an the little tram coin operated ride is brilliant
  • An amazing and free attraction. The small fee for the tram ride is well worth the money.
  • Small but great for kids and the tram ride up from the Mersey ferry terminal is a great way to arrive. Freindly staff and a good stop for an hour with younger kids
  • Great place for people of all ages. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Tram ride is good fun and something different.

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