Museum of Transport – The Christmas Cracker

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Museum of Transport – The Christmas Cracker
09 Dec

Manchester is a fantastic city. It is home to many spectacular locations such as the Museum of Transport. Owned and run by Transport for Greater Manchester, the museum can be found in Cheetham Hill.

There’s no denying that public transport is a huge part of most people’s everyday life. Buses, trains and trams can be found throughout Manchester, which is why they play a very important part in the city.

As much as we like to complain about how late the buses are or how packed the trams happen to be, we still have strong connection with them. We see the same people every morning during our daily commute, we experience the craziness of the ever so busy Manchester. Memories are created every day, which is why it’s so important to remember the history of our city’s public transport.

Museum of Transport is home to nearly 100 buses, two trolleybuses, the prototype Manchester Metrolink tram as well as an extensive archive collection featuring old maps, posters, timetables, manuals and plans.

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December 2015, the annual event called “The Christmas Cracker” took place at the museum.

Every year a market is held featuring books, models and collectables for sale. The various vehicles housed by the museum are also on display allowing visitors to journey back in time and experience the wonders of public transport from Manchester’s past.

Old double-deckers from the 1960’s and 1970’s provide free rides for visitors between the museum and Manchester’s Victoria railway station.

Visitors from the surrounding areas gather at the museum every December to take a break from their busy lives to enjoy the magnificent vehicles at the Museum of Transport.

If you’ve missed this year’s event, don’t worry! It will be back next year. In the meantime you can enjoy a variety of other fantastic events at the museum, all of which are listed here:

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