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BTM Building
Family Fun
Day Out With Thomas
Model Gala
1940s Weekend
Traction Engines
Transport Fair

10 Fantastic Years!

2020 marks the 10th year since Bury Transport Museum re-opened its doors to visitors, offering a space to explore the rich transport history of the region through interactive exhibits and original artefacts.

It has been a fantastic decade. We have seen the building play host to live music, light displays, Teddy Bear’s Picnics, Wookies, super spies and even an actual working Spitfire! To commemorate this momentous occasion the museum will be holding a number of events throughout the year, so why not come and celebrate with us!

Day Out With Thomas, 2 – 3 May, 29 – 31 August, 24 – 25 October

Calling all little engineers, the Bury Transport Museum joins the fun as Thomas, the number one blue engine, will be paying a visit to the East Lancashire Railway. This fun filled day out includes rides with Thomas, a chance to meet the Fat Controller and friends, live performances from cheeky station sweepers Rusty and Dusty, Thomas themed activities, live scenarios and more.

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Mini Model Railway Gala at the Museum, 16 – 17 May

The Bury Transport Museum’s own model railway will once again be welcoming a number of tiny locomotive titans as special guests. The diminutive engines will be on track all weekend, so if you’re a fan of model locomotives, don’t miss out.

1940s Weekend, 23 – 25 May

Get your dancing shoes on, the Bury Transport Museum is taking part in the East Lancashire Railway’s famous 1940s Weekend. Come along for a three day weekend of all singing, all action, all vintage fun, featuring live music, historical displays, battle re-enactments, memorabilia stalls and much more.

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Transport Extravaganza at the Museum, 6 – 7 June

We’ll be finishing things off with a transport extravaganza including stalls chock full of souvenirs and memorabilia, vehicles running on the road and static displays in the museum yard. A real treat for transportation fans!

Important information and getting here

Each experience takes place within Bury Transport Museum or along the East Lancashire Railway. Please see individual event pages for admission prices.

The museum is located just across the road from Bury Bolton Street Station. For more information on how to find Bury Bolton Street Station, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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