Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

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updated on 17 September 2019

Food hygiene

Name:

Museum Of Transport

Business type:

Other catering premises

Local authority:

Manchester

Date of inspection:

24 February 2019

Risc scoring:

Hygienic handling of food is considered to be very good

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building are rated good

Management of food safety is also considered to be good

Last update from FSA 21 September 2019

Opening Times

SaturdaySa
10:00 – 16:30
SundaySu
10:00 – 16:30
MondayMoClosed
TuesdayTuClosed
WednesdayWe
10:00 – 16:30
ThursdayThClosed
FridayFrClosed
Closed.
Opens in  17 h 21 min.
17 h 21 min

Official Data

Official Name
GREATER MANCHESTER TRANSPORT SOCIETY
Reg. office address
MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT, BOYLE STREET, M8 8UW, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester England
Company Number
03169301
Jurisdiction
England/Wales
SIC Code
91012 - Archives activities
91020 - Museums activities
Date of Incorporation
07 Mar 1996
Company Type
PRI/LBG/NSC (Private, Limited by guarantee, no share capital, use of 'Limited' exemption)

Description

The Museum tells the story of public road transport in Greater Manchester from its very beginnings in to the present day. The collection spans over 100 years, from an 1890s horse bus to a full size prototype Metrolink tram. Opened in 1979, the Museum is a partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Transport Society and is an early example of successful partnership working between a local authority and a voluntary body. The Museum is based in one of Greater Manchester’s earliest bus garages, adjoining Manchester’s first electric tram depot: Queens Road (opened in 1901). The entire building is Grade II listed and the Museum frontage is on Boyle Street, named after Councillor Daniel Boyle, the Chairman of the Manchester Corporation Tramways Committee which was responsible for electrifying the newly acquired tramway system, which had previously been run by private companies. The Museum premises are divided into two main buildings.
The Upper Hall is the original Queens Road motorbus garage, added to the main tram depot in 1928. The Lower Hall is a fill-in building, constructed on the tram depot’s rear yard and used as the washing shed for the motorbus fleet in the 1930s and 1940s. The building continued to be used by Manchester Corporation Transport as a workshop and bus washing area until 1 May 1955 when buses were fully accommodated next door in Queens Road Garage. It was taken over some time later by the General Post Office (GPO) for use as a vehicle maintenance facility. Greater Manchester Transport Society moved into the building in 1977 after it had been vacated by the GPO and the Museum of Transport first opened to the public in 1979.
Many of our restored buses are maintained in roadworthy condition by our volunteers and can be driven on public roads. Throughout the year we hold a number of events which often give people of all ages an opportunity to travel on some of our historic vehicles. The photographs below show some of the t…


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Services
Entertainment, Transportation, Tours
Categories
Art Gallery
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