One of the star attractions on the ELR, don’t miss the amazing Bury Transport Museum, packed with historic vehicles of every shape and size.
Hop off the train at our Bury Station, and just across the road – in the restored Castlecroft Goods Warehouse from 1848 – you’ll find the Bury Transport Museum. It’s a must-see stop for all visitors to the East Lancashire Railway, old and young.
Inside, we’ll take you back through the 20th Century, recreating what life was like with loads of hands-on exhibits and full-size vehicles.
The whole family will be amazed at the stories we share and the cars, trucks, buses and trains we have on display. You’ll find a treasure trove of vintage vehicles to climb aboard and period costumes to try on, alongside loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into.
We’ve got dozens of original artifacts from the turn of the 20th century and beyond, each telling its own unique tale about the people living and working in the industrial North West – and how they travelled about.
Discover the horse drawn tram that was once a chip shop. Learn how “Hilda” the steam roller almost met her end. And take a look around the Yelloway Bus – the UK’s smallest museum-inside-a-museum!
Special Workshops and Exhibitions
We’re always changing our exhibitions and bringing in new experiences, so watch this space to see what’s new at the Bury Transport Museum. During the school holidays, we host drop-in craft workshops and special events, and we can also organise special visits for school groups.
Free entry to the museum
The Bury Transport Museum is FREE * for anyone who’d like to visit. But to help support our running costs, we do ask for a small, voluntary donation. Any help you can give us is always greatly appreciated, allowing us to keep preserving our heritage and open up new exhibits.
*There may be a small cost on special event days.
Museum opening hours below. Last entry is 3:30PM. Advanced booking is advised:
Where to find us
We’re in the Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, just across the road from the Bury Bolton Street Station. You won’t miss us, there are plenty of signposts from the platform.
If you’re coming by car our address is Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY. Parking is limited.
For further information on the Bury Transport Museum, including exhibitions, parking and events please contact 0333 320 2830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that dogs are not allowed into the museum, except for official guide and assistance dogs.