This is a fabulous transport museum and if you have bought a full line return trip on the East Lancs Railway then entrance is free and it’s worth looking in. Situated across the road from Bury Bolton Street Station, it has recently undergone a £3 million refurbishment. Along with a beautiful restoration to the building, it has been transformed into a modern family-friendly museum.
We went on Harry’s birthday, taking along a school friend who turned out to be a real railway enthusiast. On the ground floor you will find vintage buses, a tram, a 1950s fire engine, a post office van and a steam locomotive amongst others. A quirky addition is the Yelloway Mobile Museum, popular with thousands of families who holidayed by the seaside in the 1950s.
Upstairs is a lovely gallery with a great dressing up selection. There were also a couple of old telephones once used between the station and the points, the kids didn’t have a clue how to hold them!
We had a quick bite at the Castlecroft Café, located in a former carriage outside the museum. It was pretty basic but served hot and cold drinks and excellent bacon barmcakes!
Weds-Sun plus Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-4pm.
Adult £3.40, Child £3, Family £9. Admission free for holders of an East Lancs Railway full line return ticket.
Bury Transport Museum, Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, Castlecroft Road, Bury BL9 0LN
Tel: 0161 763 7949