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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 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.

Christmas Opening Times

Over the Christmas Holiday the following opening hours will be in effect:

Wednesday 20th Open 10am-4pm
Thursday 21st Open 10am-4pm
Friday 22nd Open 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 23rd Open 10am-4pm
Sunday 24th Open 10am-1pm
Monday 25th Closed
Tuesday 26th Closed
Wednesday 27th Closed
Thursday 28th Closed
Friday 29th Closed
Saturday 30th Open 10am-4pm
Sunday 31st Open 10am-4pm
Monday 1 January Closed

Museum Admission

Museum entry is FREE however we do kindly ask that visitors give a small voluntary donation if they are able. This helps us to continue to support and develop our celebration of Lancastrian heritage.


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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