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Greater Manchester's Museum of Transport
A visit to Greater Manchester's Museum of Transport is a journey back in time.
You will find yourself transported to an age when all the local authorities around Manchester ran their own buses, proudly painted in local colours and adorned with the Corporation's crest.
You'll be reminded of a more tranquil age when these mighty buses and trams, with their drivers and 'clippies', were the most familiar form of transport for virtually everyone. You will discover around ninety vintage vehicles, many of which have been fully restored and now look resplendent in their original liveries.
Pride of place in the museum must go to the Victorian horse drawn bus, circa 1890. It is a wonderful example of an early public transport vehicle and you can see exactly how passengers would have travelled about town at the turn of the nineteenth century.
The museum is actively involved in restoring the region's forgotten buses. It also plays host to special events throughout the year, some of which give you the chance to ride vintage buses around the streets of Manchester.
For more information go to: gmts.co.uk