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The North West Museum of Road Transport

A unique & extensive collection of vintage buses, British trolleybuses and classic cars in the UK are the centrepiece of this regional transport museum formerly known as St Helens Transport Museum. Following its extensive and comprehensive refurbishment the North West Museum of Road Transport has joined the ranks of the top North West attractions. The North West Museum of Road Transport (formerly St.Helens Transport Museum) is based in Hall Street Depot, the ex-St.Helens Corporation Transport Depot and a significant place in the North West history of public transport. A depot has been on this site since 1881 when privately owned horse trams entered service in St.Helens. These were later replaced by steam trams which, in turn, were replaced by electric trams. The depot was extensively rebuilt for the electric trams in 1899, and the building is basically the one which you see today. Hall Street Depot 1999: St.Helens Corporation took over the New St.Helens and District tramway company in 1919, continuing tramway operation. Trolleybuses were introduced in 1927, necessitating alterations to the overhead wires. The electric power was supplied from a substation in nearby Tolver Street. In 1929 the Tolver Street part of the depot was opened as a bus garage, being converted into the present workshops after the trams had ceased running. The last tram ran in 1936, leaving a mixed trolleybus / motorbus fleet until the trolleybuses were abandoned in 1958.


 

Opening Times : Open Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm till 4.00pm. Every first Sunday of the month free vintage bus rides
 
Address
The Old Bus Depot
Hall Street
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1DU

 
Contact Details
01744 451681

External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.

www.nwmort.co.uk



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