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Museum of Transport, Manchester

(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
If you fancy a really interesting, unusual and enjoyable day out, why not pay a visit to the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester? It's just like taking a trip back in time as you wander through one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams.
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  • What a gem! I took my grandson and was more childlike in my delight than he was!! It really was a return to MY childhood, with buses from all the then separate corporations that now form Greater Manch...  more »
  • Took a group of ~60 5/6 year olds. It was brilliant, they were able to go on lots of old buses, had their lunch upstairs on an open top bus, pretend to be the driver, ring the bell on an old fashioned...  more »
  • The area around the museum has seen big changes - and none for the better so to step inside this place was a breath of fresh air. The fact it's actually based inside the bus depot adds to the nostalgi...  more »
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  • Lots of old buses to see and many of them are open to go on board and look around. It's really lovely but not very big so will probably only fill a couple of hours maximum.
  • I went today with my two boys. It was lovely experience the staff were very helpful and went above beyond giving the children a background/ history of the buses. Would recommend it to anybody. The only thing I could say is it's a shame there were a few buses which were out of order that you couldn't go on but otherwise very good.
  • Great collection of trams and buses, in an apt location. Could be more interactive and updated to make it more interesting for younger kids.
  • My 3 year old son loves this place
  • Excellent range of buses from a 19th Century Horse Bus to recent additions that look as if they just came in off duty. The Cafe was basic but well managed.