Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Greater Manchester  /  Manchester  /  Museums  /  Museum of Transport
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.
Make Museum of Transport a part of your Manchester vacation plans using our Manchester itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full Manchester itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Manchester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Manchester by other users

13 days in Manchester, Iceland & London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in London & Manchester BY A USER FROM QATAR December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: January, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Plenty of buses to see with lots of older ones also. We were able to go inside many of the buses. The were was also a Metrolink vehicle to see. There was even one bus that had last been used as a cara...  more »
  • The museum displays different vehicles, mostly a lot of bus models. Their two-storeys and the Rainbow of colours gives a special touch inspection and joyous mood.
    View original
  • This is an excellent museum to visit-it was my first visit in 15 years and was glad to see recent history, such as the D-reg minibus and the Metrobus in First Manchester livery, represented. The free ...  more »
Google
  • 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.