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The History of Making History


Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, which now houses the Bury Transport Museum, was built in 1848 on the site of farmland used to provide food for nearby Bury Castle.  It is a rare example of a warehouse and yard in the centre of a town. Once a hive of activity, the goods shed was a sturdy construction built to last.

The first Transport Museum was opened here in 1972, but by 2003 the building had become too unstable for visitor access.  After much fundraising and an HLF grant, the building has been restored to the smart structure you see today.

If you would like further information about the history of the warehouse or the refurbishment project, please contact the museum on transport.museum@east-lancs-rly.co.uk