There are trains running today using the 1940s Weekend Timetable 2016

25 - 27 May: Due to ongoing refurbishment, the trackside pub will not be serving food. Our Buffet on platform 3/4 will be open serving sandwiches, snacks, cakes and drinks. - 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Historic Bury Transport Museum
Caption: The Historic Bury Transport Museum
Vintage Vehicles and Hands-On Exhibitions
Caption: Vintage Vehicles and Hands-On Exhibitions
Family Fun at Craft Workshops
Caption: Family Fun at Craft Workshops

The industrial heritage of the North West is brought to life before your very eyes at Bury Transport Museum. Through stunningly restored vehicles, original artifacts and interactive exhibits, your family can explore the lives and jobs of people in the early 20th Century.

There is plenty to keep both adults and children entertained, whether that’s discovering the horse drawn tram that was once a chip shop, learning about how “Hilda” the steam roller almost met her end, meeting the bus with a history in movies or taking a look around the smallest museum inside of a museum in the UK!

Children’s Craft Workshops

Keep your little one’s mind active over the school holidays with the museum’s regular drop in craft workshops, from illustrating your dream railway line to building a dancing train guard puppet, the only limit is your imagination! Craft Workshops run from 11am - 3pm every Wednesday throughout the School Holidays and cost standard museum admission plus £1 per child to cover material costs.

Museum Opening Times

Bury Transport Museum is open 10am - 4pm Wednesday - Sunday as well as Bank Holiday Mondays.

Museum Admission

Adult £3.50
Child (aged 5 - 15) £2.00
Adult Concession (60+ or Concessionary Pass Holder) £3.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £9.00

Entrance into the museum is free with a Rover ticket or Full Line Return ticket (excluding Privilege Tickets and Resident’s Permits). Discounted admission is available with any other travel ticket from the East Lancashire Railway.


The Museum is housed in the Castlecroft Goods Warehouse which is just across the road from Bury Bolton Street Station.

For further information on the Bury Transport Museum, including exhibitions, parking and events please contact 0161 763 7949 or email


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