The Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
is a museum that aims to preserve and promote the public transport
heritage of Greater Manchester
, a metropolitan county
in North West England
. Owned by Transport for Greater Manchester
, the museum is located in the Cheetham Hill
area of Manchester
The museum holds a sizeable collection, one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Due to the size of the building, some vehicles have to be kept off-site, with exhibits changed around every so often. In addition, vehicles often attend events around the country during the summer months.
The museum itself is owned by Transport for Greater Manchester
, having been established at the Boyle Street site, Cheetham Hill
, since 1977. The museum, which was opened to the public in a blaze of publicity two years later on May 27 1979, was set up to actively promote interest in the history and heritage of Greater Manchester's local passenger transport system. The day-to-day running of the museum is carried out by volunteers from the Greater Manchester Transport Society (initially the SELNEC Transport Society).
The museum collection is constantly developing and restoration
work can be often be seen by visitors giving the display a lively, working atmosphere. In the future, the collection of vehicles and other artefacts relating to the roads of Greater Manchester will continue to grow, with the Museum further developing its facilities as well as restoring items which have already been... Read More