If you fancy a really interesting, unusual and enjoyable day out, why not pay a visit to the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester? It's just like taking a trip back in time as you wander through one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams.
Your amazing time-travelling journey will take you all the way from an elaborately painted Victorian open-top horse drawn bus, to the streamlined prototype of Manchester's Metrolink tram. In between you'll be able to see and sit in fascinating vehicles that range from early trams, trolley buses and even the ‘charras' that took Manchester folk on their outings to the coast and countryside.
The museum is located within a genuine bus garage and features transport offices preserved like time capsules from the past, complete with original decor and furniture. There are also lots of smaller memory-joggers like old ticket machines, uniforms, timetables and photographs.
There are a number of Transport Museums all over the country, and all are just as interesting as the other for all fans of transport. However, for all visitors to this museum you need not be a fan of transport at all to appreciate all the hard work and dedication that is so clear to see within this attraction. There are dozens upon dozens of vehicles here, mainly buses and most are in absolute pristine condition, and so they should be, for some have only just become out of service. This place is steeped in Transport history from not only the Manchester area, but from all over the UK. I loved it here because I felt like I was on my own episode of ‘On the Buses' Just to be able to have a cuppa in the driver's tea room was amazing. A true hidden gem here!