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Wirral Transport Museum

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Must visit

Fantastic place for a good day out, my wife and I spent a couple of hours looking around the trams... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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A nice little treat

Have fone Christmas here and other trips to the museum and I think it's lovely. They have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway is a working museum and working heritage tramway preserving Buses, Trams & other local transport related vehicles We are open every weekend from 1pm (Saturday & Sunday) and during school holidays we are open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday plus every Bank Holiday Monday. you can ride on original fully restored heritage trams, see our collection of preserved local Buses and in the museum our ongoing restoration projects and a huge working Model Railway. A HISTORY OF BIRKENHEAD TRAMWAYS Back when Birkenhead was a pioneering industrial town it was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway. Those trams ceased operating in 1937, but in 1995 they were revived and you can now travel on one of a series of historic vehicles and experience tram travel for yourself. Trams dating from as early as 1901 operate to make the short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum, where you can view the rest of the fleet - tram cars from Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wallasey and a recently restored car from Lisbon, Portugal. The Museum is a proud winner of the Wirral Unsung Hero of The Year 2012 with their volunteers. The transport collection was created as a celebration of Birkenhead's place in the history of public transport, and set up in collaboration with the volunteers of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, who restore old trams. In addition to trams, the museum houses a collection of local buses in running order and a group of cars and motorbikes from the Baxter Collection. There is also a 27 foot long model railway layout. Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society Limited is a Registered Charity . No. 1092127.
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1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England
+44 151 647 2128
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place for a good day out, my wife and I spent a couple of hours looking around the trams buses, cars, and motorcycles, all are accessible to the public and all in great condition and this is the surprising bit “ IT’S FREE “...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have fone Christmas here and other trips to the museum and I think it's lovely. They have activities on and able to get a drink and snack. The tram ride is fab

Thank amd1987wirral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the old trams, buses and cars. Reminded me of my childhood. Good displays. Also has a model railway and you can get there travelling on one old the trams from the Ferry Terminal. Unfortunately did not enough time as it was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wirral Tramway and Transport Museum was apparently the winner of the Wirral Tourism Awards 'Hidden Gem’ for 2017. Now the term Hidden Gem is sometimes banded about inappropriately, but for the Wirral Transport Museum it is well deserved. We searched it out on foot...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Whether a nostalgic trip for us older visitors or a new and exciting experience for younger folks who have never been on a tram before, this is an excellent visit. To make the most of the experience it is best to take the tram from...More

Thank 2mercury
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The signage does not seem to be the best if you are going straight to the museum ,It is far better to get on the tram from the ferry terminal Saying all that the museum is surprisingly good far better that we all expected there...More

Thank mrbnetherton
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Visiting with a group of 11, we enjoyed a return journey on a tram to the Woodside ferry terminal before looking round the museum. Access to the tram may be a little difficult for the less mobile, despite the step provided by the enthusiastic and...More

Thank WilliamRead
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Fascinating museum and marvellous tram ride from Woodside ferry terminal. Lots of trams, buses, and other vehicles. You can get on all the trams which have been beautifully restored. They are almost works of art - fine craftsmanship. Combine this with a ferry trip to...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lived on the Wirral for 22 years 1943-65 so it brought back many memories, especially the 'blue bus'.

Thank Canuck005
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I am not really into transport museums but I went for my partner and I really enjoyed the museum. Not very big but can pass an hour or so in here. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank bargainsavvy
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22 August 2016|
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Response from DJAJXKP | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted to travel on the trams and enter the museum - however all dogs must be kept on a full lead or carried if small enough at all times in the museum and whilst riding the trams.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Kieran M | Reviewed this property |
It's just off Taylor Street, which you can access from the A554 between Victoria Dock and Cammel Laird.