On some event days large parts of the Museum may be used as part of the event, so there might be fewer vehicles on display. We may even be running a free heritage bus service, so you might be able to arrive in style!
We are 1.25 miles north of Manchester city centre, at the end of Boyle Street (M8 8UW), just off Queens Road (A6010). We are close to Manchester Fort Shopping Park which is on Cheetham Hill Road (A665).
*Closed over the Christmas and New Year period
(from Christmas Eve to the New Year's Day Bank Holiday inclusive).
Under 16: free
(must be accompanied by an adult)
Disabled: free (includes carers)
GMTS Members visit free*
We always recommend travelling to the Museum by public transport wherever possible. If you are travelling to the Museum on an event day, please check our event page.
Employees* of TfGM, Metrolink and GM bus operators visit free, except at events. Events: £2
Bus services close to the Museum (TfGM Route Explorer):
We are approximately a 10 minute walk from Queens Road Metrolink Station. Travel by train to Manchester Victoria, then change onto Metrolink and travel to Queens Road.
Turn left out of Queens Road Metrolink Station and walk along Queens Road. Cross Queens Road at the second Pelican Crossing and then turn next right onto Boyle Street and we are at the far end on the right, beyond First Manchester's bus garage.
Limited on street parking is available outside the Museum.
The nearest motorway junction is M60 Junction 20. The Museum is then reached by taking the A664 (Rochdale Road) following signs to Manchester, then turn right onto the A6010 (Queens Road) following signs for Cheetham Hill. Pass through one traffic light junction, then, after the second Pelican Crossing, turn next right onto Boyle Street and continue to the end. The Museum is at the far end on the right, beyond First Manchester's bus garage.
*Proof of status is required to qualify for this discount.
Different charges may apply on event days.
Contact us to arrange a group visit.
School visits are free, but must be pre-booked (limited numbers).
We are family friendly and have a colouring and activity area. Displays include videos and sound effects and at special events you can travel free on a selection of our buses.
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.
The Museum is designed so that everyone can enjoy it, fully undercover with level or ramped access throughout. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.
Toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet and baby changing facility are provided within the Museum.
For a genuine taste of the past, you’ll find simple, tasty food served all day in our traditional cafeteria.
Choose from a selection of hot and cold light meals and refreshments:
When you’ve had a good look around the Museum no doubt you’ll wish to take home a little memento of your visit. The Museum Shop has a large choice of souvenirs, models, badges, books and other transport memorabilia. There are miniature vehicles produced with astonishing detail for the serious collector or fun toys, ideal for children of all ages.
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