Classic buses on display in Wythall this bank holiday

One of the buses from Wythall Transort Museum. SP

One of the buses from Wythall Transort Museum. SP

First published in Local

THE prize winning collection of classic Midlands buses at The Transport Museum, Wythall, will be running again over the bank holiday weekend.

The museum reproduces bank holidays of the past when buses were the way most people got about.

The buses also carry visitors through beautiful villages like Henley-in-Arden, Earlswood, Alvechurch and Beoley, pure nostalgia for some while car users and kids relish the chance to look over the hedges and across the lovely countryside.

People can upgrade their museum entry ticket to include as many bus rides as you like. There are miniature steam trains carrying kids from nought to 90 around the grounds.

Volunteers entirely run the museum, restoring and preserving around 100 classic buses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans.

The museum’s exhibition hall takes people through the decades with films, games, and a bus cab that makes all the right noises when visitors press the start button.

The volunteers are reconstructing a 1950s Midland Red enquiry office, complete with period advertising.

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 wythall.org.uk.

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