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News 2022

To our Visitors
We would like to thank all of our visitors, school parties and private interest groups fpr coming to the Museum and riding on the trams since we re-opened after Covid back in March of this year.

The volunteers at the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Night at The Museum
Wirral Transport Museum once again hosted A Night at the Museum. The museum was lit up like a disco with an array of different lighting courtesy of R Discos and DJ AJ who organised the evening. The Museum has never seen so many people in the building at the same time. Three trams were ruunning and they were all packed all evening. We sold out of Hot Dogs and the cafe went through 16 pints of milk and nearly sold out of everything. If you haven't been before, make sure you come to the next one and see what the museum looks like at lit up at night. Ride the trams in the dark or practice your night time photography.
pictures below courtesy of Chris McWeanwhite.
trams at night 1
trams at night 2
trams at night 3
trams at night 4

2022 Bus & Tram Show
Sunday 2 October was the day of the Wirral Bus & Tram Show. The weather was favourable, the sun shone all day which brought out the crowds. With trade stands in the museum, a bus display in the car park opposite Pacific Road and classic cars at Woodside outside the Ferry building, the crowds flocked like never before. All areas of the show, the first full show since 2019, were packed with people. The trams had day rider tickets so you pay one price and could ride all day, as many did! The traders in the museum reported a very successful day. Classic buses were offering tours to various parts of the Wirral mostly with a full complement of passengers. We have had great feedback from visitors as to how good an event it was. Roll on 2023!

Jubilee Tram

Birkenhead tram 20 has been decorated for the Queen's Jubilee. The newly recommissioned tram will be running on the Heritage Tramway from Wednesday 1 June 2022
Jubilee car 20

Very Welcome News

As some of our visitors this past weekend may have noticed, we have now had permission from Wirral Borough Council to start running trams once again on Saturdaysand Sundays and we had two successful running days last weekend. We also had a vintage bus offering short tours around Birkenhead Docks (something we hope to repeat on selected weekends in the future).
The tram service has had to be curtailed though because of the poor condition of track beyond the traffic lights by the Police hut in Shore Road. Therefore trams not now run down to Woodside Ferry until track repairs along that section have been undertaken.
Subject to the availability of volunteer crews and vehicles (which could change at short notice), trams will now run from the museum at the times specified on our opening times page.
It is ashort walk from the Police Hut to Hamilton Square Station (Merseyrail). The Transport Museum will be fully open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm along with the Sales Kiosk and Museum Cafe. Entrance to the museum is free.
We should like to thank you for your patronage of the Museum since we re-opened to visitors and hope that you will continue to support us in our restoration projects and the upkeep of our historic tram fleet. This you can do by riding our trams, visiting our cafe and sales kiosk and by voluntary donations.
Membership forms can be obtained from the kiosk or you can click here for details.