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Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

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Love museums. This isn't your typical museum as it's off the beaten track and very quiet. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Outstanding

Visit to the museum today Staff were friendly and helpful a very interesting little museum Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BRIAN F
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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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Boyle Street | Cheetham, Manchester M8 8UW, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 June 2012

not a musuem type of person however it still wowed me! we had a fab morning out, lots to see, very interesting would love to go again. took my 7 year old boy who had a great time. staff are wonderful with kids!

4  Thank laura-aymie c
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Never again.... I suppose it does what it says on the tin. It s clean, but climbing up double decker buses lost its spark quickly. There is the option of looking at different patterned seats throughout the decades.....

4  Thank hayley584
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love museums. This isn't your typical museum as it's off the beaten track and very quiet. But though and ready. But if you're into transport then this is a must to visit. Lads of memories of younger times came flooding back looking set the massive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit to the museum today Staff were friendly and helpful a very interesting little museum Well worth a visit easy to get to by Metro tram The only thing I would say But they need to put some signs up at Queens Road station. Or...More

Thank BRIAN F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to spend some time. Maybe the smell of oil is not great, but seeing all of these "old" English busses was a great adventure. You don't need too much time for the whole visit. Near each bus is a description. Some busses are...More

Thank Joanna_Bi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Manchester for the Rugby League Final for a fourth time, but hadn't really taken in any Museums on previous visits, so I decided to add an extra day to my stay to check out what I had previously missed!! This place is...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Spent two hours wandering around here looking at all the exhibits. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it highly. Not really ideal for kids - more for nostalgia fans .More

Thank Paddy1303
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your review. We have lots of young people visiting our museum with colouring sheets, quizzes to complete and a play bus with dressing up uniforms available. Several buses are available around the museum to get on and explore upstairs! School visits for all...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Set in a former Tram and Trolleybus depot the musuem houses a collection of buses and trolley buses representing the Gtr Manchester area. The exhibits are well presented and explained. The absence of a lot of patronising "interpretation" is very welcome letting the buses speak...More

Thank rpearce36
Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your review. We have recently updated our signage outside the museum to assist people finding us at the top of Boyle Street nearest the blue school gates. We have applied to the City Council for new roadside direction signs to supplement those already...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Visited during one of the heritage weekends that was held in September, so we were lucky enough to have a ride on one of the buses too. It is a great little museum showing loads of vehicles (mainly buses). It felt like a real step...More

Thank haychcee23
Reviewed 12 September 2018

What a place! Mainly buses but provides a history of Greater Manchester's road transport right up to the Metrolink tram system. Even if you are not an enthusiast, go and have a look - all that civic pride displayed in the colours of the old...More

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Paul W, Manager at Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for your review. Our gift shop and tea room is open every day the Museum is open - ie Wednesdays, Saturdays,Sundays and bank holidays. Check out our event days on our website. The next being Sounds of the 70s weekend: Saturday 20 and Sunday...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here for the first time. On arrival the staff are really friendly and helpful and like to have a chat with you. We continued into the museum andit was really interesting to see all the different types of buses and being able to go...More

2  Thank Yvonne K
Reviewed 7 September 2018

visited yesterday the museum was quiet so it was easy to just wander around. however a very helpful member of staff took time to show us around and explain items of interest, there are nearley 100 busses, trolly busses and trams . there is a...More

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dipotter
22 October 2018|
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Response from john o | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't know ,but if you go to their Web site I think they have have an upcoming events page if not they have a contact section so you can speak to them direct. I hope this helps
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5 July 2018|
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Response from philq62 | 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
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31 March 2018|
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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
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