VISITORS throughout August to the Transport Museum, Wythall, can have the pleasure of a ride on board one of its prizewinning collection of classic buses.

The museum opens on Saturdays, Sundays, plus Wednesday afternoons in August, with the heritage bus running at 2.30pm. The buses will run all day on bank holiday Sunday and Monday.

Malcolm Keeley, a trustee of the museum, said: "More and more people are enjoying our classic buses which really make things come alive and are a reminder of the days when they were the way most people got about.

"They are pure nostalgia for some while car users and kids relish the chance to look over the hedges and across the lovely countryside."

The museum is entirely volunteer-run, restoring and preserving approximately 100 classic buses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans. The museum’s exhibition hall takes visitors through the decades with films, games, and a bus cab that makes all the right noises when the start button is pressed.

The museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to the south of Birmingham, just off the A435 immediately north of junction 3 on the M42. Parking is free.

Further details about the museum and when the classic buses run can be found at