Manchester museum’s fundraising appeal

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The Manchester museum is hosting classic car events as part of its fundraising drive. MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT GREATER MANCHESTER

A major transport museum has launched an appeal to raise much-needed funds. The Museum of Transport Greater Manchester plans to re-open its doors in June, so long as the lockdown roadmap does not change. The museum, which featured in the Christmas edition of CBW and which has had a strong presence across its social media platforms during the pandemic, is home to more than 70 vehicles, plus a vast amount of artefacts.

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Spokesman Paul Williams said that the museum has not been among the latest recipients of Government funding: “We benefited from the business rates holiday plus staff furlough scheme and other rounds of support. So we’re not in danger, but clearly more help would be welcome,” he said.

The fundraising drive has included an invitation to classic car clubs to hold events at the venue. The museum has set up a fundraising page at