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Greater Manchester Transport Heritage

As the birthplace of the industrial revolution the North West has a fascinating industrial history, with Greater Manchester playing a key role in many industrial developments, including the expansion and improvement of transport services.

From the world's first passenger railway to one of the busiest UK tram systems, Greater Manchester's transport achievements have shaped transportation networks across the globe.

The city's transport heritage can still be viewed today and is celebrated in a number of attractions across the region, including the East Lancashire Railway and the Bury Transport Museum, taking visitors on a journey of discovery through the exciting depths of the North West's transport past!

Why Not Visit...

Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

Celebrates the significant role the region has played in fire brigades and fire engineering. Boasting a large collection of vintage fire engines as well as medals, equipment, photographs and more!

For more information on the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum visit their website or call 01706 341219.


Heaton Park Tramway

The country’s only restored tramway set in the picturesque surrounds of Heaton Park. Visitors can enjoy a tram ride and take a look at the free museum, which contains artefacts and historic accounts.

For more information on Heaton Park Tramway visit their website or call 0161 740 1919.


Museum of Science and Industry

Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.

For more information on the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum visit their website or call 0161 832 2244.


Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Home to over seventy historic vehicles from a horse drawn bus of the 1890s to a Metrolink tram prototype! Complete your experience by visiting the Gift Shop and Café, all housed within a bus garage!

For more information on Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester visit their website or call 0161 205 2122.


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