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Transport Museum, Wythall

Transport Museum, WythallMidland Red single decker

Birmingham, Midland Red and West Bromwich buses load up in our bus station on an event day.

 

The museum is home to over 90 buses. Midland Red, WMPTE blue and cream and the corporation fleets from Birmingham, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton are all represented, plus independent operators such as Harper Brothers, Soudley Valley and Blue Bus of Willington.

We are also home to the largest collection of battery electric road vehicles, including over 30 electric milk floats and bread vans from operators such as the Co-op, Midland Counties and Birmingham and Handsworth Dairies.

We have event days each year, Easter Sunday/Monday, May Day Sunday/Monday, May Spring Bank Holiday Sunday/Monday, Fathers’ Day, August Bank Holiday Sunday/Monday and the 2nd Sunday in October. On these days you can ride on our classic buses plus the miniature steam railway.

We also run a classic bus service at 1.00pm and 2.30pm on every Saturday and Wednesday during school holidays and half-terms (March - October). Visitors are advised to check through the website http://wythall.org.uk/ and the Facebook page for the most up to date details to avoid disappointment.

 

pictured right: – One of our newest restorations, a 1940 Midland Red Single Decker.


Detailed Information

Contacts:

Address:
The Transport Museum
Chapel Lane
Wythall
B47 6JX



Tel: 01564 826471


Museum Website


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Admission

  • Event Days
    £7.00 Adult, £3.50 Child, £17.50 Family

    Your admission ticket can be upgraded to an “all day bus rides ticket” on Event Days at an additional charge of £5.00 adults; £2.50 children.

    Other Days
    £4.00 Adult £2.00 Child £10.00 Family

Opening Hours

  • Open 25 March to 30 October
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (11am - 4.30pm)
    Also Wednesdays during school holidays and half-terms (11am- 4.30pm)
    (Last admissions half an hour before closing time)

     

Facilities

  • Free Parking
    3 Display Halls
    Picnic Area
    Kids Activity Shed
    Café
    Shop
    Baby Changing
    Classic Bus rides on event days
    Miniature Train rides on event days

Services

  • School Visits
    Group Visit discount
    Guided Tours
    Private Hire of buses for events such as birthdays and weddings

  • Juniors Club (for 8-16 years) meets first Saturday of month from April to October.

Disabled Visitors

  • Our car park is free and has a number of designated accessible spaces on tarmac close to the Admission kiosk.

  • Guide Dogs

    Guide dogs and Hearing dogs are welcome throughout the museum.

  • Information for wheelchair users

    The museum consists of two separate halls (The Power Hall and The Scania Hall), a toilets block and a separate building housing the shop and cafeteria. Everything is on one level and hard-surfaced. All ramps are compliant. A further building (The Shire Hall) is where we keep our operational vehicles and includes our engineering area. It is not intended as a display hall and gangway widths between vehicles may be impossible in parts for wheelchairs. Some of the vehicles are removed on our Event Days and the hall is then accessible.

  • On Event Days, we offer bus rides on our exhibits but you will not be surprised to learn that these buses were not designed for wheelchair access. For those with some mobility, staff will be pleased to advise you which buses have lower steps and easier access.

  • Carers

    We offer free admission to a carer assisting a visitor with disabilities, please make your requirements known at the admission point.

How to get there:

  • BY CAR - Wythall is on the A435 Birmingham to Evesham road, near to the junction with the M42. If approaching via the M42, leave at junction 3 and head towards Birmingham as far as the large island at Becketts Farm. Turn left and the Museum is signposted from there.

  • BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - On many event days our service 750 operates from Birmingham City Centre . The Museum is situated close to Wythall's old Church.

  • In common with many other places, public transport services are frequently changing times, route numbers and operators. The 'Travel Search' website usually has a list of the current routes serving Wythall.

  • Wythall railway station is 25 minutes pleasant walk from the Museum

Parking

  • Cars: Parking for 30 cars on site. Parking is free. Signed off-site parking will be necessary on major events such as August Bank Holiday.

Average Length of Visit

  • Event Days – all day!
    Other Days - 2-3 hours