Came here today with my 7 year old son after looking on the website were it says it is closed every day of the week apart from Saturday from 1 o'clock to 5 o'clock so decided to see if it was good. Got there 5 minutes before opening on a warm sunny day and the guy in the museum say us standing there while he was busy doing whatever he was doing and came and told us it was closed. My son and I were both gutted having travelled close to 2 hours to get there and sitting in a traffic jam just to top it off. I told the guy this at the museum all of this that we had travelled a long way and it did say on the website it was open and the chap said he could quickly walk and talk us around the place which was good of him. To be honest it was very awkward him walking us around because half of what he was saying I wasn't bothered about like the history behind every detail of everything there when all I wanted to do was look at each thing in my own time and absorb it all at my leisure and you can't do that with someone walking you around as you feel obliged to look interested in what he's saying....I just want to point out though that the gentleman was only being friendly and helpful and he didn't have to let us in but probably felt bad we had travelled so far and it wasn't our fault as it was there's because the information about opening and closing times was wrong on the website. The place itself is very small with about 6 trams in there and about 10 buses and a couple of old cars plus a green fire engine which we didn't see properly. They were doing work on the place I think he said for disabled access and the place was a little disorganised thus the reason it's not open...there seems to be some projects on going with buses and the like going through renovation. Not sure of the cost to go in the place when it's finished but a 100 yards outside there is a tram track and you can get on an old team to the U boat museum down the road and back again with a return ticket for adults is £2 and for kids it's £1 which is good value and enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend travelling a long way to get here but if you are in the area for any reason then when the place is open again it will probably be worth going. I will probably go again in a year or 2 when it's in a better state and I can do things at my own pace.
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