Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER
This museum is a must-see for fans of public transport. Among the many interesting exhibits are more than 80 beautifully restored buses and coaches from the region - the biggest collection in the UK. Displays of old photographs, tickets and other memorabilia complement the vehicles, some of which date back to 1890. Please visit the website (www.gmts.co.uk) or telephone for details of special events, most of which, unsurprisingly, relate to transport in some way. At many events there is an opportunity to ride on vehicles.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Wed, Sat, Sun & BHs (ex Xmas) 10-4.30. Also open every day in Aug
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About the area
Discover Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.
Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.
The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.
Places to Stay
At Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (MEN Arena/Printworks) you're in the centre of one of Europe's most exciting cities; the Phones 4U Arena is just a stroll away. See up-to-the minute acts at a comedy club, go vintage clothes shopping at Afflecks...
Restaurants and Pubs
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