Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

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Boyle Street Cheetham
Greater Manchester
M8 8UW

  • Phone: 0161 205 2122

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Sat-Sun and Wed: 1000-1630 Also open on Bank Holidays, except at Christmas (see for details).


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)

Travel directions:

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.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

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.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Loan service
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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