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Sunday 24 September 2017 A selection of classic Standard and Triumph cars on display The Standard Motor Company of Coventry produced cars from 1903 to 1963 and in 1945 it purchased Triumph, after which it produced cars under both marques as Standard Triumph. The company eventually became part of Leyland Motors and then British Leyland. The Standard Motor Club was formed in 1973 to promote interest in cars produced by The Standard Motor Company and Standard Triumph and The Manchester Standard Triumph Group of the Club was formed in 1999. Opening times 10am to 4.30pm (cars will be on display until around 3pm) Admission charges Standard charges apply Getting to the Museum We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum Refreshments Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017 Free admission & free heritage buses between the Museum, Museum of Science and Industry & People’s History Museum Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Every year in September we take part by providing free admission to the Museum for the event and operate a free heritage bus service linking the Museum of Transport with the People’s History Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester Jewish Museum. Opening times 10am to 4.30pm Admission charges Admission is free for this event Getting to the Museum We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum Free heritage bus service A free heritage bus service will link the Museum of Transport with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, plus Manchester Jewish Museum on the Sunday. Refreshments Our usual selection of light meals and refreshments will be available all day

Family friendly day out featuring classic & modern transport The Trans Lancs Transport Show is a family friendly day out featuring classic and modern transport from all parts of Britain. The Show is based in Heaton Park which is one of the largest public parks in Europe. With something for everyone, there’ll be classic and modern buses, military and commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles on show. Close by are the fun fair, Boating Lake and Lakeside Café. Also in the park are an animal centre and playground, a Pitch & Putt Course and Heaton Hall itself. Throughout the afternoon, there will be regular heritage transport links between the Show and the Museum of Transport, using Heaton Park Tramway and heritage buses from the Museum’s Collection. This will give visitors the opportunity to see the large collection of local buses and coaches on display at the Museum and to visit Heaton Park Tramway. Opening times 10am to 4.30pm Admission charges Standard charges apply Admission to Heaton Park is free Getting to the Museum We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum Free heritage bus service* A free heritage bus service will operate between the Museum of Transport […]

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017 Greater Manchester’s buses 1960s style! Experience 1960s bus travel in Greater Manchester Display of buses which served the county in the 60s Free heritage bus service to and from the Manchester Victoria area every 20 minutes Frequent free heritage bus services around the local area with photo opportunities Opening times 10am to 4.30pm Admission charges Standard charges apply (event price of £2 for employees of TfGM, Metrolink and GM bus operators) Getting to the Museum We recommend that you use public transport to travel to the Museum, or use our free heritage Manchester Victoria Shuttle (see below). Don’t forget you can use rail tickets showing Manchester CTLZ as the destination to reach Manchester Victoria via Metrolink. Manchester Victoria Shuttle* Our free heritage Manchester Victoria Shuttle will operate: from Manchester Victoria (Corporation Street bus stop NU) at 0950, 1010, 1030 and every 20 minutes until 1630 from the Museum of Transport at 1003, 1023, 1043 and every 20 minutes until 1643 *all times are approximate and are subject to traffic disruption Free heritage bus service Free heritage bus services will operate from the Museum of Transport at this event Refreshments An expanded selection of […]

Planning has now reached an advanced stage for this year’s Steam and Vintage Rally to be held at the Showground on 13th & 14th August. In addition to all the regular attractions and exhibits ranging from the majestic steam Showmans’ engines to vintage bicycles there will be some unusual and very interesting items making their debut at Driffield. Among these for the first time ever in the UK and, probably for the first time anywhere since they were built in the USA in the 1920s, there will be two working Doble steam cars appearing together. Only 15 of the 45 cars built still survive worldwide and these rare cars,  described as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of steam cars,  were the most advanced steam car ever made. The two cars are model D2 of 1921, the oldest Doble still in existence, and E22 of 1925. This latter car was new to the multi-millionaire aviator and film producer Howard Hughes  and is reputed to have been timed at 133m.p.h by the Texas police. Another exhibit making its first public appearance will be a Rolls Royce ‘Griffon’ aero engine from a 1940s ‘Shackleton’ bomber. This working 37 litre, V12, engine will be demonstrated regularly […]

Otley Vintage transport Extravaganza ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: FAIRGROUND ORGANS CLASSIC & VETERAN CARS MOTORCYCLES MILITARY VEHICLES HEAVY & LIGHT COMMERCIALS TRACTORS STEAM ENGINES TRADE STANDS CAR BOOT SALE DISPLAYS BRASS BANDS CHILDREN’S AMUSEMENTS PUNCH & JUDY SHOW MOUNTAIN DOGS ACCORDION BAND CITY OF LEEDS PIPE BAND BIRDS OF PREY TERRIER RACING AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!! FREE CAR PARKING All profits from the O.V.T.E. go to Hang on to a Dream and the Otley Town Mayor’s charities.

Do come along and join us for our working weekend and see a variety of excavators in action. All are welcome and there will be a selection of food and drinks available! Annual Steam Gala with visiting steam locomotives – July 29/30 Situated in a microgranite quarry, the museum takes full advantage of its position within the Northern Lake District. It is close to many of the classic, well-documented sites used by geologists for their excursions. The quarry itself is a RIGS site and displays contacts between the “Skiddaw Slate” and the granite intrusion, as well as other fascinating features. The museum now has a new mining section which has been developed with the help and cooperation of the Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society and a number of individuals. The Mining Room contains artefacts, plans and photographic records of explorations of many local mines, which, in this area, exploited copper, iron, lead, zinc, tungsten, graphite, barites and fluorite. A representative display of local minerals can be seen and there is a section on lighting, drilling and explosives. The Quarry Room explains the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite […]

Do come along and join us for our working weekend and see a variety of excavators in action. All are welcome and there will be a selection of food and drinks available! Situated in a microgranite quarry, the museum takes full advantage of its position within the Northern Lake District. It is close to many of the classic, well-documented sites used by geologists for their excursions. The quarry itself is a RIGS site and displays contacts between the “Skiddaw Slate” and the granite intrusion, as well as other fascinating features. The museum now has a new mining section which has been developed with the help and cooperation of the Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society and a number of individuals. The Mining Room contains artefacts, plans and photographic records of explorations of many local mines, which, in this area, exploited copper, iron, lead, zinc, tungsten, graphite, barites and fluorite. A representative display of local minerals can be seen and there is a section on lighting, drilling and explosives. The Quarry Room explains the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite and slate. Samples of rocks from all the important local […]

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