Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
1 Taylor St, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, UK
About Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated approximately 0.5 miles (800 m) from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England. Admission into the museum is free with a broad selection of vintage and classic vehicles, including trams, buses, cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bikes, and a fire engine. It also includes views of ongoing projects in the museum's workshops, a 26 feet long model railway layout.
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