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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Admission||£4.00 per ticket|
|Over 60s||£2.00 per ticket|
|Under 16 - with Adult||Free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
By bus - Catch the 135 service towards Bury from the stop on Corporation Street in Manchester (outside Urbis). Alight at Queens Road and use the nearby Pelican crossing to cross Cheetham Hill Road. Walk along Smedley Street and at the end, turn left into Boyle Street. The museum is on your right (less than 5 minutes walk).By train or Metrolink: From Manchester Piccadilly, use Metrolink to reach Manchester Victoria, then follow the bus instructions above.
The Museum of Transport is located approximately one mile north of Manchester City Centre, at the junction of the A665 (Cheetham Hill Road) and the A6010 (Queens Road). It is at the north end of Boyle Street, adjoining First Manchester's bus garage. There are brown tourist direction signs for the museum nearby.
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