What's On Calendar 2019

Feb 24: Morris Minor Show

 

Mar 23/24: The Spring Spectacular*, CentreShuttle 4

Apr 28: CentreShuttle 5 operating

May 18/19: MRX Model Railway Show*+, CentreShuttle 4

May 26: CentreShuttle 5 operating

 

Jun 30: CentreShuttle 5 operating

Jul 28: CentreShuttle 5 operating

Aug 25: CentreShuttle 5 operating

 

Sep 1: Trans Lancs Transport Show

Sep 14/15 & 21/22: Heritage Open Days

Sep 29: Standard Triumph Show

Oct 19: Transpo 50 Cavalcade  in Manchester city centre

Oct 20: Transpo 50 PTE Expo, CentreShuttle 4

 

Dec 7/8: The Christmas Cracker*, CentreShuttle 4

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.

 

*Model railway & transport collectors' market events mean fewer vehicles on display, but you can enjoy travelling on our free heritage bus services as well!

 

Getting to the Museum

Please travel to the Museum by public transport wherever possible. On event days it will often be difficult to park and at some events you can travel to the Museum on our free heritage CentreShuttle - see below.

 

+Admission charges

Revised charges apply at model railway shows.

Heritage Open Days events are free.

CentreShuttle 4 Free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre

CentreShuttle 4 operates only on the following dates in 2019:

March 23/24 | May 18/19 | October 20 | December 7/8

 

Departing Corporation Street, Bus Stop NU at

  • 0950, 1010, 1030 & every 20 minutes until 1630

Departing Shudehill Interchange, Stand E at

  • 0952, 1012, 1032 & every 20 minutes until 1632

Departing Queens Road Metrolink, Bus Stop B at

  • 1001, 1021, 1041 & every 20 minutes until 1641

Departing the Museum of Transport at

  • 1003, 1023, 1043 and every 20 minutes until 1643

 

CentreShuttle 5 Free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre

CentreShuttle 5 operates only on the following dates in 2019:

April 28 | May 26 | June 30 | July 28 | August 25

 

Departing Shudehill Interchange, Stand E at 1052, 1152, 1252, 1352, 1452

Departing Museum of Transport at 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401, 1501

Transpo 50

Events in 2019

 

 

In 2019 we'll be celebrating Greater Manchester's co-ordinated public transport and its famous orange buses. It's 50 years since the formation of the Passenger Transport Executive (PTE) in 1969. Initially known as SELNEC and then Greater Manchester Transport from 1974, the PTE brought together the county's bus and rail operations with the goal of improved integration.

 

Look out for our buses in town centres across Greater Manchester during the year. There'll also be a cavalcade through Manchester city centre on Saturday 19 October and a special celebration day at the Museum on Sunday 20 October, bringing together buses from PTEs across Britain!

 

What's On Calendar

 

Trans Lancs Transport Show

Sunday 1 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

Family friendly day out featuring classic & modern transport

 

 

The Trans Lancs Transport Show is a family friendly day out featuring classic and modern transport from all parts of Britain.

The Show is based in Heaton Park which is one of the largest public parks in Europe. With something for everyone, there’ll be classic and modern buses, military and commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles on show. Close by are the fun fair, Boating Lake and Lakeside Café. Also in the park are an animal centre and playground, a Pitch & Putt Course and Heaton Hall itself.

 

Throughout the afternoon, there will be regular heritage transport links between the Show and the Museum of Transport, using Heaton Park Tramway and heritage buses from the Museum’s Collection. This will give visitors the opportunity to see the large collection of local buses and coaches on display at the Museum and to visit Heaton Park Tramway.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

Admission to Heaton Park is free

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 
Free heritage bus service*

A free heritage bus service will operate between the Museum of Transport & Heaton Park (Middleton Road Gates):

from the Museum of Transport at 1210, 1230, 1250, then every 20 minutes until 1610

from Heaton Park (Middleton Road Gates) at 1200, 1220, 1240 and every 20 minutes until 1640

*all times are approximate and are subject to traffic disruption

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

Enter a vehicle for this event | Apply for a stall at this event
 

What's On Calendar

 

Model Railway Show

 

MRX: Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

Family friendly day out featuring a wide variety of working model railway layouts

 

Our annual model railway exhibition featuring over 20 operational model railway layouts set among our historic road transport collection. There will also be seminars and demonstrations for people wishing to learn more about Digital Command Control (DCC) railway modelling and a wide range of trade stalls for all your model railway supplies.

 

This event is jointly organised with the Lancashire & Yorkshire DCC Model Rail Group which aims to promote Digital Command Control (DCC) model railways.

 

Admission charges - revised charges apply
  • Adults £7, 65 & over £6, students £6, jobseekers £6
  • Accompanied children under 16 visit free, disabled visit free
  • GMTS Members, MoTGM Friends & TfGM staff visit free
  • Employees of GM bus operators & Metrolink with valid staff pass visit free

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage CentreShuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink.

 

CentreShuttle 4 - our free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre - will operate throughout this event

 

Refreshments

An expanded selection of light meals and refreshments, including a greater range of hot food, will be available

 

What's On Calendar

 

History and Heritage

 

Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

Free admission & free heritage buses between the Museum, Museum of Science and Industry & People’s History Museum

 

Heritage Open Days is England's biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - all of which are FREE to explore.

 

Every year in September we take part by providing free admission to the Museum for the event and operate a free heritage bus service linking the Museum of Transport with the People’s History Museum, the Science and Industry Museum and Manchester Jewish Museum.

 

Admission charges

Admission is free for this event

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 
Free heritage bus service*

A free heritage bus service will link the Museum of Transport with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, plus Manchester Jewish Museum on the Sunday:

*all times are approximate and are subject to traffic disruption.

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

What's On Calendar

 

Transport Collectors' Markets

 

The Spring Spectacular

 

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles

 

The North's most unusual gift fair extravaganza: part of our collection of historic buses and coaches will move to one side to make way for nearly a hundred stalls, stands and sellers offering everything from books about local transport to genuine historic bus ticket machines, and from photos of long-gone trams to real bus stops.

 

An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as a free heritage bus service using old double-deckers from the 1960s and 1970s will link the Museum with Manchester’s Victoria railway station throughout both days of the event.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage CentreShuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink.

 

CentreShuttle 4 - our free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre - will operate throughout this event

 

Refreshments

An expanded selection of light meals and refreshments, including a greater range of hot food, will be available

 

Apply for a stall at this event

 

What's On Calendar

 

The Christmas Cracker

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles

 

Christmas draws near and this is the event to bring the year to an end in a happy way with opportunities to spend your money on transport memorabilia from books to models, photos to spare parts.

 

Part of our collection of historic buses and coaches will again move to one side to make way for nearly a hundred stalls, stands and sellers offering everything from books about local transport to genuine historic bus ticket machines, and from photos of long-gone trams to real bus stops. An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as a free heritage bus service using old double-deckers from the 1960s and 1970s will link the Museum with Manchester’s Victoria railway station throughout both days of the event.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage CentreShuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink.

 

CentreShuttle 4 - our free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre - will operate throughout this event

 

Refreshments

An expanded selection of light meals and refreshments, including a greater range of hot food, will be available

 

Apply for a stall at this event

 

What's On Calendar

 

Car Shows

 

Morris Minor Show

Sunday 24 February 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

(cars will be on display until around 3pm)

 

Classic cars from the 1940s to the 1970s on display

 

The Morris Minor was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis (creator of the Mini) and was built by Morris Motors, later by the British Motor Corporation and eventually British Leyland.

 

The Morris Minor Owners Club promotes the preservation and use of the post war Morris Minor, 1.6 million of which were produced between 1948 and 1971. This event is organised by the Manchester Branch of the Morris Minor Owners' Club.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

What's On Calendar

 

Standard Triumph Show

Sunday 29 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

(cars will be on display until around 3pm)

 

A selection of classic Standard and Triumph cars on display

 

The Standard Motor Company of Coventry produced cars from 1903 to 1963 and in 1945 it purchased Triumph, after which it produced cars under both marques as Standard Triumph. The company eventually became part of Leyland Motors and then British Leyland.

 

The Standard Motor Club was formed in 1973 to promote interest in cars produced by The Standard Motor Company and Standard Triumph and The Manchester Standard Triumph Group of the Club was formed in 1999.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

What's On Calendar

Contact us

 

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Transpo 50

Events in 2019

 

 

In 2019 we'll be celebrating Greater Manchester's co-ordinated public transport and its famous orange buses. It's 50 years since the formation of the Passenger Transport Executive (PTE) in 1969. Initially known as SELNEC and then Greater Manchester Transport from 1974, the PTE brought together the county's bus and rail operations with the goal of improved integration.

 

Look out for our buses in town centres across Greater Manchester during the year. There'll also be a cavalcade through Manchester city centre on Saturday 19 October and a special celebration day at the Museum on Sunday 20 October, bringing together buses from PTEs across Britain!

 

What's On Calendar

 

Trans Lancs Transport Show

Sunday 1 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

Family friendly day out featuring classic & modern transport

 

 

The Trans Lancs Transport Show is a family friendly day out featuring classic and modern transport from all parts of Britain.

The Show is based in Heaton Park which is one of the largest public parks in Europe. With something for everyone, there’ll be classic and modern buses, military and commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles on show. Close by are the fun fair, Boating Lake and Lakeside Café. Also in the park are an animal centre and playground, a Pitch & Putt Course and Heaton Hall itself.

 

Throughout the afternoon, there will be regular heritage transport links between the Show and the Museum of Transport, using Heaton Park Tramway and heritage buses from the Museum’s Collection. This will give visitors the opportunity to see the large collection of local buses and coaches on display at the Museum and to visit Heaton Park Tramway.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

Admission to Heaton Park is free

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 
Free heritage bus service*

A free heritage bus service will operate between the Museum of Transport & Heaton Park (Middleton Road Gates):

from the Museum of Transport at 1210, 1230, 1250, then every 20 minutes until 1610

from Heaton Park (Middleton Road Gates) at 1200, 1220, 1240 and every 20 minutes until 1640

*all times are approximate and are subject to traffic disruption

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

Enter a vehicle for this event | Apply for a stall at this event
 

What's On Calendar

 

Model Railway Show

 

MRX: Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

Family friendly day out featuring a wide variety of working model railway layouts

 

Our annual model railway exhibition featuring over 20 operational model railway layouts set among our historic road transport collection. There will also be seminars and demonstrations for people wishing to learn more about Digital Command Control (DCC) railway modelling and a wide range of trade stalls for all your model railway supplies.

 

This event is jointly organised with the Lancashire & Yorkshire DCC Model Rail Group which aims to promote Digital Command Control (DCC) model railways.

 

Admission charges - revised charges apply
  • Adults £7, 65 & over £6, students £6, jobseekers £6
  • Accompanied children under 16 visit free, disabled visit free
  • GMTS Members, MoTGM Friends & TfGM staff visit free
  • Employees of GM bus operators & Metrolink with valid staff pass visit free

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage CentreShuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink.

 

CentreShuttle 4 - our free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre - will operate throughout this event

 

Refreshments

An expanded selection of light meals and refreshments, including a greater range of hot food, will be available

 

What's On Calendar

 

History and Heritage

 

Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

Free admission & free heritage buses between the Museum, Museum of Science and Industry & People’s History Museum

 

Heritage Open Days is England's biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - all of which are FREE to explore.

 

Every year in September we take part by providing free admission to the Museum for the event and operate a free heritage bus service linking the Museum of Transport with the People’s History Museum, the Science and Industry Museum and Manchester Jewish Museum.

 

Admission charges

Admission is free for this event

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 
Free heritage bus service*

A free heritage bus service will link the Museum of Transport with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, plus Manchester Jewish Museum on the Sunday:

*all times are approximate and are subject to traffic disruption.

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

What's On Calendar

 

Transport Collectors' Markets

 

The Spring Spectacular

 

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles

 

The North's most unusual gift fair extravaganza: part of our collection of historic buses and coaches will move to one side to make way for nearly a hundred stalls, stands and sellers offering everything from books about local transport to genuine historic bus ticket machines, and from photos of long-gone trams to real bus stops.

 

An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as a free heritage bus service using old double-deckers from the 1960s and 1970s will link the Museum with Manchester’s Victoria railway station throughout both days of the event.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage CentreShuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink.

 

CentreShuttle 4 - our free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre - will operate throughout this event

 

Refreshments

An expanded selection of light meals and refreshments, including a greater range of hot food, will be available

 

Apply for a stall at this event

 

What's On Calendar

 

The Christmas Cracker

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

 

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles

 

Christmas draws near and this is the event to bring the year to an end in a happy way with opportunities to spend your money on transport memorabilia from books to models, photos to spare parts.

 

Part of our collection of historic buses and coaches will again move to one side to make way for nearly a hundred stalls, stands and sellers offering everything from books about local transport to genuine historic bus ticket machines, and from photos of long-gone trams to real bus stops. An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as a free heritage bus service using old double-deckers from the 1960s and 1970s will link the Museum with Manchester’s Victoria railway station throughout both days of the event.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage CentreShuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink.

 

CentreShuttle 4 - our free heritage bus link with Manchester city centre - will operate throughout this event

 

Refreshments

An expanded selection of light meals and refreshments, including a greater range of hot food, will be available

 

Apply for a stall at this event

 

What's On Calendar

 

Car Shows

 

Morris Minor Show

Sunday 24 February 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

(cars will be on display until around 3pm)

 

Classic cars from the 1940s to the 1970s on display

 

The Morris Minor was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis (creator of the Mini) and was built by Morris Motors, later by the British Motor Corporation and eventually British Leyland.

 

The Morris Minor Owners Club promotes the preservation and use of the post war Morris Minor, 1.6 million of which were produced between 1948 and 1971. This event is organised by the Manchester Branch of the Morris Minor Owners' Club.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

What's On Calendar

 

Standard Triumph Show

Sunday 29 September 2019 - 10am to 4.30pm

(cars will be on display until around 3pm)

 

A selection of classic Standard and Triumph cars on display

 

The Standard Motor Company of Coventry produced cars from 1903 to 1963 and in 1945 it purchased Triumph, after which it produced cars under both marques as Standard Triumph. The company eventually became part of Leyland Motors and then British Leyland.

 

The Standard Motor Club was formed in 1973 to promote interest in cars produced by The Standard Motor Company and Standard Triumph and The Manchester Standard Triumph Group of the Club was formed in 1999.

 

Admission charges

Standard charges apply

 

Getting to the Museum

We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum

 

Refreshments

Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

 

What's On Calendar

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester