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Manchester Transport Museum
Heaton Park
Prestwich

M25 5SW
Contact
Telephone: 0161 740 1919 (during open hours)
Fax: 0161 798 0107

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Overview of collections

The museum aims to collect and preserve material associated with the history and development of the Greater Manchester trams. It holds collections of restored tramcars, associated objects and working models ranging from the introduction of horse-drawn tramcars in 1877 to present day trams.

Overview of how collections are displayed

In addition to the operating trams, visitors can visit the tram depot and see restoration work in progress on the 19th century Manchester horse tramcar, together with displays of associated objects and photographs.

Star Objects at this location

Trams include the Hull 96 - built in 1901 as a double-decker but operated from 1933 as a single deck passenger car and the Manchester 765 - a 'California' type single-decker built in 1914.
Collection Descriptions
Archives Collection (Manchester Transport Museum)
Documents, plans and drawings.
Costume & Textile Collection (Manchester Transport Museum)
Staff uniforms.
Photographic Collection (Manchester Transport Museum)
Photographs.
Transport Collection (Manchester Transport Museum)
The collections of vehicles include tramcars and associated engineering vehicles together with ancillary equipment su...

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