Sunday 3 June 2012

Transport Museum

The Birmingham & Midland Museum of Transport has been on its present site for around 25 years. The Museum, which opened in 1980 has two large buildings full of buses, coaches and battery vehicles. The service is run almost entirely by volunteers who devote hours of personal time to the restoration of these vehicles.

The museum is particularly proud of its collection of Midland 'Red' buses, a company which produced its own buses for fifty years. There is also a large collection of battery operated electric vehicles such as milk floats.

Visitors can travel on the miniature steam railway or wander around the buses in the halls. Although closely packed together visitors are encouraged to wander around the vehichles which are in various stages of restoration. Many vehicles are actually used to provide bus tours during the summer and you can talk to the volunteers who are restoring and maintaining the collection.

During the year there are several events and classic bus excursions. Admission is not expensive and all funds go to the further development and restoration of the Museum.

Transport Museum, Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcs. B47 6JX. Tel: 01564 826471

For more photographs of the Transport museum click here

You can also view the photographs on You Tube

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