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Bank holiday adventures with The Transport Museum
8:40am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
ON Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, The Transport Museum, Wythall, will be celebrating 100 years since Birmingham’s first blue and cream buses came on the road.
A high spot will be a ride out on the old open platform buses that used to work the Outer Circle.
The museum’s buses will be gracing the roads again on both Sunday and Monday, reproducing the bank holidays of the past when buses were the way most people got about. There will be a strong blue and cream theme with guest buses too.
The museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to the south of Birmingham, just off the A435, north of junction 3 on the M42.
On Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday it will open half an hour earlier than usual at 10.30am.
The museum’s exhibition hall, largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes visitors through the decades. There are games, a film, and other interactive exhibits, like the bus cab that makes all the right noises when people press the start button. All sorts of transport memorabilia will be on sale and younger children can enjoy the play cabin.
The museum is run entirely 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.
Further details about the museum and when the classic buses run can be found on www.wythall.org.uk.
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