The Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is having a bumper year, and will be pulling out all the stops this coming Bank Holiday weekend.
Malcolm Keeley, Collections Manager said: “August Bank Holiday Monday is one of the busiest days of the year, while Sunday is popular for those who like things a bit quieter. We will have our classic buses ready to transport you through beautiful villages like Henley-in-Arden, Earlswood, Alvechurch, and Beoley.”
The bus rides partly explain the museum’s bumper year: “Classic buses give you a taste of the past. People are looking for value for money, and have discovered us. Few of our bus rides cost more than £1.50, and some are free.
“The entry ticket can be upgraded to include as many bus rides as you like! For an adult the entry price increases from £4 to only £8, to include all-day rides.”
On both days, the museum will open at 10.30am, and the miniature steam trains will carry kids from nought to 90 around the grounds. It is also open on Saturday from 11am. The museum is entirely run by volunteers who restore, and preserve, around 100 classic buses, coaches, milk floats, and bread vans, including a 1949 Wolverhampton trolleybus – powered by electricity through overhead wires.
The fabulous bus collection recalls the days when Birmingham City Transport carried a million and a half passengers every weekday and Midland Red another million, proving their importance in people’s lives.
Further details about the museum can be found on its website www.wythall.org.uk