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Extra opening day at museum

THE Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to open on Wednesday afternoons until the end of August.

THE Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to open on Wednesday afternoons until the end of August.

Malcolm Keeley, a trustee of the museum, which is just south of Birmingham near M42 junction 3, said: “With economic tough times, there’s plenty of talk about ‘daycations’ instead of vacations.

“You may not be able to travel so far in distance but you can go a long way back in time. Wednesdays are ideal for those wanting to wander around the exhibits when it is generally quieter.

“The collection of buses brings back so many memories to older visitors of the days when companies like Birmingham City Transport and Midland Red carried millions of passengers every week.”

Volunteers entirely run the museum, restoring and preserving around 100 classic buses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans, including a 1949 Wolverhampton trolleybus – powered by electricity through overhead wires.

The exhibition hall, largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes you through the decades.

There are games, a film, and other interactive exhibits. The little ones, from nought to 90, can sit in the bus cab that makes all the right noises when they press the start button!

Admission is £3 for adults (£5 on special event days), half-price for children. It is open on Wednesday afternoons from 1.00, and at weekends and Bank Holidays from 11am.

Last admissions are at 4pm. For more details, log on to www.wythall.org.uk

 

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