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Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport
Find yourself transported to an age when all the local authorities around Manchester, plus many private operators too, ran their own public transport fleets - 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.