Museum of Transport, Manchester

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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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  • August 21, 2017
    The museum is dedicated to preserve the heritage of greater Manchester public transport and it does so beautifully. All objects presented are well preserved and maintained, it is obvious and visible t...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    What a great place! The volunteers here were more than helpful and knowledgeable. Don't miss the video running near the kids activity centre. Fascinating history of the city's WW2 experience.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We came here from chesterfield as a day out exploring different museums. With it being called the museum of transport we was expecting lots of different types of vehicles - what it is , is a bus museu...  more »
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  • A fantastic place for all the family. I would recommend coming to one of the various events that are held throughout the year. There are lots of exhibits to see and the museum captures the public transport in Greater Manchester from times bygone to the present day. The bacon barms at the café are of particular note if you come in the winter time, as are the warm pies served traditionally with peas.
  • Interesting to see all the old busses. Not extremely kids friendly. It's understandable why your not allowed on all the busses but my children were quite disappointed they couldn't drive a double decker bus.
  • A great day out for kids and adults alike. Small cafe on-site, lots of different exhibits, some you can climb aboard, a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon!
  • You can actually go into some of the really old buses. Great experience. Some of the bus routes are still in use.
  • OK if you like busses. Only takes about an hour to get round but it's inexpensive and good to visit on a rainy day.

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