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!
Scotsman at the Museum, 21 – 22 March
Come and see the People’s Engine herself as she pays a visit to the Transport Museum. The Flying Scotsman will be static in front of Castlecroft shed for a ticketed theatrical event where visitors will be able to meet the characters that designed, fired and experienced the engine.
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Movies at the Museum, 28 – 29 March
Bury Transport Museum will be turning into a movie theatre for one weekend to show a series of British Transport films as well as footage of the refurbishment. We will also be taking a silver screen assisted stroll through videos of the many events and activities that have taken place over the years. The motion pictures will be accompanied by a photo exhibition and a will include a musical interlude with a mechanical organ on the 29th.
Model Railway at the Museum, 4 – 5 April
Looking for some miniature magic? The Bury Transport Museum will be the site of a model railway extravaganza, with over six confirmed displays that will be positioned on the viewing platforms on either side of the museum’s main hall.
Britannia: Best of British, 10 – 13 April
Join Bury Transport Museum and the East Lancashire Railway to welcome BR Standard Class 7 7000 “Britannia”! As well as riding the engine herself at the railway, visitors will be able to take in a wide array of activities, events, live music and entertainment, all themed around the things that make Britain great! There will also be a Classic Bike Rally on 12 April.
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Meccano at the Museum, 18 – 19 April
Get technical at this magnificent marvel of an event. The North West Meccano society will be displaying their projects with some hands on activities for those who fancy giving it a go.
Mini Model Railway Gala at the Museum, 25 – 26 April
The Bury Transport Museum’s own model railway will be welcoming a number of tiny locomotive titans as special guests. The diminutive engines will be on track all weekend and the event will also feature a talk of the life of Oliver Bulleid on the 25th and a performance from a Mechanical Organ on the 26th.
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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Traction Engines in the Museum, 20 – 31 May
If you are a fan of Traction Engine’s then the museum’s collection will be in steam during this two day event. The traction action will be accompanied by the incomparable sound of a vintage mechanical organ.
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.