A vintage tram service links the museum and the ferry at certain times. Admission into the museum is free with a broad selection of vintage and classic vehicles, including trams, buses, cars, bikes, and a fire engine. It also includes views of ongoing projects in the museum's workshops, a 26 feet long model railway layout and a reconstructed 1930s garage scene.
In 2009, as part of its Strategic Asset Review, owners Wirral Borough Council announced plans to dispose of the museum, transferring it to a Community Development Trust. It recommended that "... the specialist role of the Transport Museum be protected as far as possible."
The tramway collection was set up in collaboration with volunteers from Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society.
The tramway commenced service in April 1995 with the Hong Kong built 1948 style units. Operated under contract by Blackpool Tramways for Wirral Borough Council, who took overall control in 2005. The museum volunteers and its staff look forward to developing the museum further from 2010, when it is expected a new more forward looking owner will take over.
Tramcar 69, which bears the name of 'George Francis Train & Phileas Fogg', received a new 'Prenton style' livery in 2005. Tramcar 70, named 'Thomas Brassey' after the well known 19th century railroad builder, has been painted in a fictional 'Birkenhead Blue' livery (which was only ever carried by the town's bus fleet after 1934).
London Routemaster101 CLT (RM 1101). Purchased in 1994 via A1A Travel and restored with Hamilton Quarter funding. Withdrawn in April 2009, and is now to be found operating back on London streets with Ghosttours.com. RM1101 has reverted to its KFF 367 registration.
London Transport Daimler Fleetline (DMS 1692). Purchased by Wirral Local Education Authority in 1998, it was previously used as a mobile classroom. Withdrawn in April 2009. Now to be found operatiing as a mobile church/youth club at Ellesmere Port Cheshire.
Leyland Olympian F 362 WSC Alexander 81 seat bodywork. Operational since March 2009, the vehicle was re-registered as 101 CLT on 25 April 2009. Number previously donated back to RM 1101. This vehicle replaces the Millennium bus(DMS)and will continue to be available for school and community group transport, the Millennium Project start in the year 2000 and is overseen by the Millennium Bus Committee.
Operator Licence held:- National / Standard (2) Transport Manager: Robert Tennant.