Town Trail

Bury’s history stretches back
for over 1,000 years.

By exploring the history of the town, pupils will understand just how an industrial town develops over time, the impacts of industry on a community and see for themselves – with period maps and old photos – how the town centre has changed right up to the present day.

Who’s it for?

Town Trail is recommended for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils.

Dates, times & prices

Town Trail is available Monday-Friday, April to September.

  • Bury Town Trail – Full Day Session
    £5 per pupil
  • Accompanying Adult Ticket


Taking place at the Bury Transport Museum and in the surrounding area, Town Trail includes a whole host of interactive sessions to bring historic Bury to life for enquiring young minds, including:

  • 60 minute sessions exploring local maps from 1847 and 1908, and comparing old and new photographs of the town centre
  • 60 minute guided walk around Bury town centre with regular stops to compare the Bury of old with the Bury of today
  • A 35 minute map hunt, where pupils will find the telltale evidence of industries that could be found around Bury throughout history
  • A 15 minute question and answer session where pupils can pose their questions to experts in local history
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What’s included?
  • Full risk assessment
  • Safety talk
  • Classroom introductions to finding evidence with photos and maps
What should we bring?
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm jumper and fleece (depending on the weather)
  • Gloves and hat (depending on the weather)
  • Packed lunch and drink