Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Vehicles from the Museum of Transport's Collection outside the Museum
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Find out about Greater Manchester's transport history with the Museum of Transport in Manchester. Opened in 1979, the Museum has a large and varied collection of exhibits, charting the development of public transport in the county, ranging from a Victorian horse-drawn bus to a full size prototype for Greater Manchester's Metrolink.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Sat-Sun and Wed: 1000-1630

Also open on Bank Holidays, except at Christmas (see www.gmts.co.uk for details).

Admission charges

Adults (16 and older): £4.00
Over 60s: £2.00
Children under the age of 16: Free (must be accompanied)
Employees of Transport for Greater Manchester, Metrolink and GM bus operators: Free
Registered disabled: Free (proof must be shown)
Students: £2.00 (proof must be shown)
Persons in receipt of income support: £2.00 (proof must be shown)

Getting there

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.

Additional info

Bus exhibits are available for hire for film work, special events etc. (but not for public passenger carrying duties where a charge is made). Requests for other appearances may be accepted without charge for certain causes and bodies.

Includes buses, trams, trolleybuses, coaches and other vehicles which formerly provided public transport services in Greater Manchester. Also includes historical records relating to public transport in the county, such as company records, photographs and films and a large collection of objects ranging from street furniture to ticketing equipment.

Collection details

Social History, Land Transport, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Victorian horse bus
  • bus
  • trolleybus
  • tram
  • Metrolink
  • Greater Manchester
  • public transport
  • Lancashire United
  • North Western
  • Wigan
  • Bolton
  • Leigh
  • Bury
  • Ramsbottom
  • Salford
  • Trafford
  • Manchester
  • Stockport
  • Ashton
  • SHMD Board
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • ticket machine
  • Videmat
  • bus conductor
  • ticket
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester: Bus Tours

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

An opportunity to ride on historic buses from the collection of the Museum of Transport. Tours will run on the hour, every hour, calling at the Manchester Jewish Museum (Sunday only), Museum of Science & Industry and the People's History Museum in Manchester city centre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/museum-of-transport-greater-manchester-bus-tours

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport, Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams. From a Victorian horse drawn bus to the prototype Metrolink tram, see and sit in fascinating vehicles that took Greater Manchester folk to work, shops and outings to the coast and countryside. Special behind the scenes tours of the Museum this weekend. Free heritage bus service to other local heritage events. See website www.gmts.co.uk for full details.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/museum-of-transport-greater-manchester1

Getting there

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.

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
Boyle Street
Cheetham
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M8 8UW
England

Website

Visit our website

www.gmts.co.uk

E-mail

email@gmts.co.uk

Telephone

0161 205 2122

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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