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Coach Trips to Manchester Museum of Transport

The Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester is the custodian of Greater Manchester’s public road transport heritage.

The Museum consists of 5 categories:


The Museum’s focus is the history of road passenger transport in Greater Manchester and there are over seventy buses and other vehicles on display. It is a ‘working’ museum, with as many vehicles as possible maintained in full working order. This helps give the Museum the atmosphere of a bus garage of bygone years, lending a realistic setting to the vehicles themselves.

You can look inside several vehicles but some are fragile, so unfortunately we can't open them all. Please ask staff if you would like to see inside a particular vehicle. Vehicles often move around and many are on the road, so not all of our collection will be on public display when you visit.

Object Collection:

Architectural, Badges and Buttons, Bus Stops Signs and Memorials, Destination Blinds and Equipment, Engineering Equipment, Office Equipment, Street Furniture, Ticketing Equipment, Vehicle Fittings and Uniforms.

Document Collection:

They have an extensive collection of documents relating to the transport history of Greater Manchester.

They have virtually every published book on local transport history, technical workshop manuals, around 200 periodical titles, over 2,000 time and fare tables, annual reports and accounts, commemorative brochures, Acts of Parliament, and examples of tickets from all the Greater Manchester operators.

Image Collection:

Several thousand photographs, transparencies and glass plate negatives, film and video, taken by official photographers, manufacturers or interested amateurs, depicting buses, trams, trolleybuses, personnel, buildings, street scenes or events are held in our comprehensive image collection.


They hold the official publicity archives of Transport for Greater Manchester and our collection of 'Job Bags' holds the historical records of publicity material, together with examples of the finished products. Material ranges from leaflets to Bus Guides, bus interior coving posters and adverts to beer mats!

There is also publicity material from manufacturers of vehicles, ticketing and other equipment, and from operators for holidays, tours and excursions, supported by posters for such activities.

Opening Times:




Bank Holidays

Every day in August 

Admission Costs:

Adult £4

Over 60 £2

Student £2

Job seeker £2

Under 16 Free when with a paying Adult

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