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Bury Transport Museum


Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY

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Bury Transport Museum

The industrial heritage of the north west is brought to life before your very eyes at Bury Transport Museum.

One of the star attractions on the East Lancashire Railway, don’t miss the amazing Bury Transport Museum, packed with historic vehicles of every shape and size.

Hop off the train at our Bury Station, and just across the road, in the restored Castlecroft Goods Warehouse from 1848, you’ll find the Bury Transport Museum.  It’s a must-see stop for all visitors to the East Lancashire Railway, old and young.  Inside, you will be taken back through the 20th Century, recreating what life was like with loads of hands-on exhibits and full-size vehicles.

The whole family will be amazed at the stories shared and the cars, trucks, buses and trains on display.  You’ll find a treasure trove of vintage vehicles to discover and period costumes to try on, alongside loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into. 

Dozens of original artifacts from the turn of the 20th Century and beyond are on display, each telling its own unique tale about the people living and working in the industrial north west and how they travelled about.

Discover the horse drawn tram that was once a chip shop, learn how Hilda the steam roller almost met her end and more.

A day out on the East Lancashire Railway is guaranteed to work up your appetite.  While the hungry engines are guzzling water and being refuelled, why not take a break in one of the cafes or local family friendly pubs or indulge in a sophisticated dining experience onboard.​​​​​

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per ticket
Children£3.00 per ticket
East Lancashire Railway day rover ticket holdersFree
Family (one adult/two children)£8.00 per ticket
Family (two adults/three children)£13.00 per ticket

Tickets to the Bury Transport Museum can only be purchased online or on the day and are valid for entry in a twelve month period, providing the Gift Aid option is selected.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Bury Transport Museum is open whenever public services (excluding dining services) are running at the East Lancashire Railway. Check the website for details.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

There are plenty of signposts from the platform.  Parking is limited. Please note that dogs are not allowed into the museum, except for official guide and assistance dogs.



  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant


  • Café
  • Catering On Site

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Close to rail network



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