There’s more to Manchester’s transport than bemoaning the latest ticket increase or dodging a snail-paced Met moaning at you in Piccadilly Gardens. In fact, Manchester has given a lot to the transport world, like the first ever public train service, which left the Cottonopolis on its way to Liverpool in 1830, or Barton Aerodrome in Salford – the UK’s first municipal airport. Between 4 and 12 August, the Museum of Science and Industry, which famously houses the station that launched the aforementioned train journey, is hosting a Transport Festival featuring a plethora of vintage buses and cars, its working steam train and, of course, the fantastic air travel annexe. Activities include building solar powered cars, launching rockets, a visit from the local London Bus owners club and a shuttle run between Mosi and the undervalued Transport museum in Cheetham Hill. Check website below for further details.

Sat 4 Aug – Sun 12 Aug, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3 4FP, Tel: 0161 832 2244, 10am – 5.00pm daily, FREE, with some charges for specific activities,

Sat 4 Aug - Sun 12 Aug
Sam Swaffield
Published on:
Fri 3 Aug 2012