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This list of museums in Greater Manchester, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Astley Green Colliery Museum AstleyGreenCollieryPithead Astley Wigan Mining Former coal mine with headgear, engine house, and collection of colliery locomotives
Bolton Museum Bolton Civic Centre1 Bolton Bolton Multiple Local history, natural history, archaeology, art, aquarium, Ancient Egypt
Bolton Steam Museum Robey cross-compound steam engine, three-quarter view from above, Bolton museum Bolton Bolton Technology Preserved steam engines
Bury Transport Museum Image needed LHB Bury Bury Transportation website, located in the former goods warehouse for the East Lancashire Railway, development of transport in the North West, railway cars and equipment, historic road vehicles and buses, steam rollers
Dunham Massey Hall Dunham Massey Hall 20080803-2 Dunham Massey Trafford Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Georgian house, deer park, gardens
Ellenroad Steam Museum Image needed LHB Newhey Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale Technology website, fully-working 3000 horse-power cotton mill engine with its original steam plant, other steam engines
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Image needed LHB Rochdale Rochdale Firefighting website, full-size fire appliances, equipment, uniforms, models, photographs, medals and insignia, memorabilia
Greater Manchester Police Museum Image needed LHB Manchester Manchester Law enforcement website, Victorian police station and cells, magistrate's court, historic police equipment and uniforms, vehicles, forgery and forensic science
Heaton Hall Heaton Hall 01 Prestwich Manchester Historic house 18th century period country house, located in Heaton Park and operated by Manchester Art Gallery. Park used for some vehicle rallies
Heaton Park Tramway Tram, Heaton Park Prestwich Manchester Railway Restored trams, located in Heaton Park
Horwich Heritage Centre {{noimage} Horwich Metropolitan Borough of Bolton Local website, local history, culture, industry, transportation
Imperial War Museum North Imperial War Museum 2008cropped Trafford Park Trafford Military 20th and 21st century conflicts involving British and Commonwealth citizens
Mossley Industrial Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Mossley Tameside Industry Local cotton industry, houses in a former cotton-spinning mill
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester MOSI Air and Space Hall 18-10-2009 11-59-55 Manchester Manchester Multiple Science, technology, industry, transportation and the city's contributions
Museum of Transport Museum of Transport in Manchester Cheetham Hill Manchester Transportation Buses and public transportation history
Museum of Wigan Life Taylor Gallery at the Museum of Wigan Life Wigan Metropolitan Borough of Wigan Local Formerly the History Shop and Wigan Public Library. Includes exhibits on local history, culture, archaeology and industry.
Park Bridge Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Park Bridge Tameside Local website, local history, ironworks, natural history
Portland Basin Museum Portland Basin, Ashton Canal, Ashton under Lyne - geograph.org.uk - 2059 Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Local Local history, industry, trades, 1920s street with shops, period rooms, historic machines
Setantii Museum Image needed LHB Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Local website, local history, archaeology, culture, design and construction of the Longdendale reservoirs in the Waterworks gallery
Stockport Story Museum Image needed LHB Stockport Metropolitan Borough of Stockport Local website, local history, archaeology, industry, transportation, culture
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine Trencherfield Mill, Wigan - geograph.org.uk - 17930 Wigan Wigan Technology Massive 2,500 horse power working steam engine for the textile mill, open on Sundays
Urbis UrbisManchester20051020 CopyrightKaihsuTai Manchester Manchester Sports Exhibition centre that will house the relocated National Football Museum in 2011
Vernon Park Museum Image needed LHB Offerton Stockport Local website, local history, archaeology, costume and textiles, fine art, transport, science and technology and social history

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