About the Museum of Transport

The Museum of Transport, Greater Manchestertells the story of, and promotes, public road transport in Greater Manchester from its very beginnings in 1824 to the present day.

The collection spans over 100 years, from an 1890s horse bus to a full size prototype Metrolink tram. Opened in 1979 the Museum is a partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Transport Society and is an early example of successful partnership working between a local authority and a voluntary body.

Our product is a living history experience visitor attraction, with a strong emphasis on nostalgia.

It is designed for audiences who want to experience and understand what it was like to live and travel in times gone by.

Our collection and displays are the experience:

Contact us

Our media team welcomes enquiries from the media about the Museum and Greater Manchester's public transport history.

For media requests, interviews and images, please email: media.relations(at)

News and updates

For all the latest news from the Museum of Transport:

Film and television

As museum pieces, Museum vehicles are not licensed to carry passengers for hire and reward. Sorry!
However we can help for appearance work, especially in film, TV and exhibitions. We have vehicles that are historically accurate from 1890 to 2000 - so if your street scene requires a bus, and it simply must be right, then the Museum can help. Over 60 of the Museum’s collection can be available with sufficient notice - please contact us to discuss your requirements. View full details of our vehicle collection...
Even many of the Museum’s objects can be hired as props - maybe you need to place that street conversation at a 1950s Salford bus stop, or your bus conductor needs a ticket machine? View details of our objects...
For all your requirements, please contact us using the details below.

Keep in touch

Museum of Transport,
Boyle Street, Cheetham,
Manchester M8 8UW
 0161-205 2122

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