A working Museum

Maintaining our historic vehicles

Many of our restored buses are maintained in roadworthy condition by our volunteers and can be driven on public roads. Throughout the year we hold a number of events which often give people of all ages an opportunity to travel on some of our historic vehicles.
The photographs below show some of the things behind the scenes which help keep the Museum and its collection of vehicles 'working' - find out how you can get involved:

Eningeering equipment

Our Workshop contains all the tools necessary to keep our heritage buses on the road and to undertake restoration and repair work.


The engine compartment of our Greater Manchester Transport Leyland PD2 - 5871, formerly Stockport Corporation 71.


We've benefitted from donations by bus garages of large quantities of parts which aren't needed for modern buses, now held in our stores.

Inspection pits

Our inspection pits allow maintenance and repair work to be undertaken easily.

Tin shop

Pictured is our tin shop which contains equipment for the manufacture of replacement bus body panels.


Maintenance and restoration work is carried out regularly on all our vehicles by our volunteers.


Vehicles regularly move around the Museum to allow them to be used on the road or to rearrange displays


A large amount of restoration and repair work is undertaken in-house by our volunteers

Keep in touch

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

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