Telling the Story…
After undergoing a £3 million refurbishment, partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Bury Transport Museum was officially re-opened by the Duke of Gloucester on the 26th March 2010. The museum has been completely transformed into a modern family friendly attraction. It tells the story of the history of transport in the North West area and is full of exciting exhibits and interactive hands-on galleries to keep both adults and children entertained.
Visitors can learn all about the people who worked at Castlecroft Goods Shed and the jobs they did in the recreated Goods Manager’s Office. The collection of exhibits includes a wide range of vintage buses, a tram, tractors, road transport vehicles and a goods train headed by a historic steam locomotive, we have many fascinating exhibits on display. If you have a particular area of interest, please contact the museum for further information.
Tenants include an ice cream vendors bicycle painted in the livery of local established firm Granellis Ice Cream. You can also see a 1936 Ford Car, a 1950′s Dennis’ fire engine and a post office van. You can also gain a new perspective on the museums Holden and Sons van which has been raised to a higher level.
A new addition to the museums growing collection is the Yelloway Mobile Museum. The Yelloway Motor Services were synonymous amongst thousands of families with holiday excursions to the seaside, and the restored coach contains a fascination collection of rare artefacts and memorabilia from the heydays of Yelloway coach travel.
Some of our vehicles attend rallies and events across the region. To prevent disappointment if you are coming to see a specific exhibit, please phone in advance so we can confirm it will be on site on the day.