Museum of Transport Museums

Museum of Transport
Boyle Street, Cheetham
M8 8UW


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The Museum of Transport, Manchester has one of the largest collections of transport of its kind in the country. The vehicles themselves represent the development of public road transport in Greater Manchester, from horse-drawn vehicles to the first generation of accessible transport; and also includes the prototype for Metrolink trams.

Organised public transport in Greater Manchester dates from1st January 1824, when John Greenwood, proprietor of the Pendleton Toll Gates, started a regular horse bus or coach service to Manchester's Market Street. This catered for merchants and the better off, for at first the journey was made only three times a day, at a fare of 6d (sixpence)(2 p) for about three miles, but still cheaper than the Manchester hackney carriages. Each vehicle carried about eight or nine passengers, who were picked up or set down anywhere along the route.

The Museum of Transport is open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday.

Adult (over the age of 16): £4. 00

Over 60's: £2. 00

Child (between the ages of 5 and 15 inclusive): £2. 00

Children under the age of 5: Free

Family Ticket (up to two adults and up to three children): £10. 00 .

Attraction Details

VenueMuseum of Transport
AddressBoyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire, M8 8UW
Opening times10am - 5pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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