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Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
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Having booked an overnight stay in Liverpool some time ago and found out online the museum was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BlueFox17
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26.10.18

Wow, what a transformation with the refurbishment!! Love this little museum. Took my father in law... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scouse_mouse_2000uk
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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All reviews trams and buses transport museum woodside ferry terminal tram driver pay and display model railway layout old cars well worth a visit tram service these guys missed opportunity tram takes to avoid disappointment dedicated volunteers ken dodd classic cars free rides
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having booked an overnight stay in Liverpool some time ago and found out online the museum was open, we decided to pop over on the train and see if it lived up to everything we had read about the place.
Indeed it did. Yes the museum is on the small side, but there are some lovely examples of trams, buses and cars on display, as well as a model railway.
There is a lovely little cafe , albeit with a limited selection of drinks etc, but very nice it is too. You can also do a short tram ride between the museum and Woodside Ferry Terminal ( for the Mersey Ferries). The tram ride is £1 single and £2 return.
The volunteers are very friendly and the museum is less than 10 minutes walk from Birkenhead Hamilton Square railway station. Well worth a visit.

Thank BlueFox17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a transformation with the refurbishment!! Love this little museum. Took my father in law as he was 84 today. Highlight was the little tram ride. It was good hearing him talk about his memories of the Liverpool trams and that lead to his memories of the Overhead Railway.
Great little cafe with decent coffee . Friendly staff, enjoyed talking with the guy in the cafe about his ancesters that lived on Crown Street (Liverpool). Thank you for allowing me to leave some leaflets.
Thanks to the tram driver for letting us stay on the tram while we had hail stone. Turns out he is a member of Friends of Williamson's Tunnels .
Booked two of my gradchildren in for Santa while I was there. The chap who was doing the books was lovely.
See, nothing but praise for these guys, you are all fantastic.
Little gift shop on site and WCs. Car parking around the corner, pay and display. Only fault today was the lift was out of order, so if you need this facility, please ring to avoid disappointment.
Will be back soon, I want a magnet
Massive thank you

Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a little gem this place is. A museum of transport with lots to see including trams, buses, cars and motorbikes and scooters. There is a tremendous model railway layout running. There are modern facilities and a refreshment area. It is run by very friendly and knowledgeable enthusiasts. It is normally only open at weekends but generally opens on a wed,thurs and fri during school holidays. Amazingly it is free entry. A brilliant tram service runs frequently just outside which is great fun and costs a mere £2 return to Woodside ferry. Kids love it. Highly recomend a visit.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to see and do - check opening times before you decide to go. On operating days has trams running between museum at Taylor Road and Woodside ferry. Cafe at Woodside Ferry now closed but nice cafe / bistro at Unit 4 Pacific Way

Thank Ken J
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once again a great event and well done to the volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the museum running with all the events during the year!

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

A really good place for a weekend visit, especially with kids who may be into trams, trains and busses. It's great to see the volunteers working on restoring some of the trams and busses to bring them back to how they were, especially the trams. You can ride on a tram from the museum to Woodside ferry and back, which although it's not a vary long run is enough to enjoy. Although there are no full-size train exhibits or restorations there is a quite outstanding model railway layout at the back of the museum, which is a real attraction for the youngsters. The staff there, all volunteers I believe are extremely pleasant and engaging. As others have mentioned it's free to enter the museum and there is a small charge for the tram rides, so I'm always happy to make a donation when we visit as I'd hate to see this place go the way so many other attractions sadly have over the years.

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is actually our second visit, we previously visited last year shortly before it closed down for refurbishments.

It’s clear to see a lot of thought went into how they could make it better and overall the Museum is easier to navigate now especially for those with reduced mobility. I also like the viewing platform area which allows us to see the volunteers undertaking various repair works to the trams.

The only criticism I would level is at the catering facilities. The location of the museum is quite isolated and there are no local cafes or pub restaraunts. I was therefore disappointed that the cafe did not offer anything beyond drinks and confectionary. A cafe in my mind is somewhere that does cater beyond basic snacks, perhaps a missed opportunity given the high mark up that exists on food and drinks these days?

Thank Mcdroitwich2
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

1st visit and we were bowled over.
Lovely layout, interest for all big kids and juniors alike.
Ride on a tram.

Simply a fantastic place.

Loos very clean this says a lot about the organisation.

Excellent treating

Love this place, we will be back

Thank Beesoviking
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Visited last month with group of friends from Aintree U3A. F ascinating place run by dedicated volunteers and exhibits of trams, buses, cars and memorabilia from by gone years all in wonderful condition. incredible large model train running in the museum too.
Great place to take children and grandchildren. Small cafe on site too and overall volunteers are knowledgable ad friendly willing to give time for questions.
we even had a nostalgic tram ride to Woodside terminal and back.
Open Saturday and Sundays afternoons outside school holidays. Highly recommend a visit. iTS FREE ADMISSION.

Thank Liz W
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great selection of motorbikes, cars though the main focus is buses and trams, some of which are open to clamber about on. My son loved it, especially the model railway and the double-decker bus that was open to access.

It was also good to see all the volunteers busily maintaining and restoring the vehicles as we were walking around.

The best thing though is that it's free! Though we gave some money to the collection box for the upkeep.

Thank TheBozzBozz
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