Wonderful Wheels

Teach enquiring young minds all about wheels and axles on this wheel-y great school day out!

Pupils will learn all about the materials used to make wheels, then roll through interactive activities where they design, make and test a moving vehicle of their very own!

The aim of the visit to Bury Transport Museum is to explore changes in transport over the years by looking at vehicles in the museum collection.

Who’s it for?

Wonderful Wheels is an educational trip recommended for younger Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils. We can help you expand and adapt the trip to suit Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils, or for groups with Special Educational Needs.

Dates, times & prices

  • Option One – Half Day without Railway Journey
    £5.00 per pupil
  • Option Two – Full Day without Railway Journey
    £6.00 per pupil
  • Option Three – Full Day with Railway Journey
    £11.00 per pupil
  • Accompanying Adult Ticket free

Dates available:

  • Option One and Two: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11/05/2022 – 08/07/2022 (excluding 30/06/2022) and 07/09/2022 to 23/09/2022 (excluding 16/09/2022), other dates May – July and also September available.
  • Option Three: 13/05/2022, 20/05/2022, 26/05/2022, 27/05/2022, 10/06/2022, 17/06/2022, 23/06/2022, 24/06/2022, 07/07/2022, 08/07/2022, 08/09/2022, 09/09/2022


Option One:

We look at why wheels are important and how they have developed. The children produce a simple working model of a vehicle.


Option Two:

We build on Option One by giving visitors the option to:

  • Look at the development of buses.
  • Produce a place name totem.
  • Look at railway safety.
  • Explore a railway station.
  • Spend time drawing an exhibit in the museum.


Option Three: 

We build on Option One by taking a full line return journey on board a heritage locomotive.

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What’s included?
  • Full risk assessment
  • Entry to the museum
  • Return railway journey pulled by a heritage steam locomotive, with reserved seats to keep pupils together (Option Three only)
What should we bring?
  • Warm clothes, as the museum’s main floor is unheated and can be cooler than it is outside
  • Packed lunch (Options Two & Three)