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Isle of Wight Bus Museum

The Quay, Newport PO30 2EF, England
01983 533352
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Newport
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

**Much** smaller than you think it would be, whole place fits in one modest sized shed. Exhibits were limited to the buses themselves, with very modest info on boards. Didn't think the place sold itself very well really - disappointing for me as a bus freak

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Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Next to hotel only open two days per week and no indication of times open so just kept going until we found it open

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Bude Cornwall
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are into transport history. Or just like climbing on buses. Then this is the place for you. Its a venue run by volunteers and their enthusiasm shines through.The museum is located at the Harbour. On the river Medina. Is easily walkable fro the town centre at Newport. Is well worth the walk and the entry fee. (One little... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband dragged me to the bus museum £4 each to get in. Specialist interest but I found it very interesting. for extra excitement you could wear a mini skirt and walk upstairs to top deck with husband watching.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My Husband loves the old buses, remembers when he was small and loves all the old ticket machines. Stories of childhood memories. He looked at every single piece of infor all posters. Pity could not see them in their full glory as sometime difficult to view as lots in a small space. We were lucky as some bus outside and... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Bus Museum is currently on Newport Harbour and it is not the most exciting place as there is not enough room to really see and walk around the buses but they are moving to a new location at the end of October which will be up and running in 2015 which will change the environment entirely. Where I live... More

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rainham kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

now this place is the place if you like old buses.once inside there is loads of them upstairs you have the old ticket machines .poster etc. this place take you back in time.great value for money

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

To be fair, if you're not interested in buses then you'll enjoy this less... So assuming you are that kind of person that revels in all delights and manifestation of that thing: 'bus', you'll love it. On the negative side, It's cold and dark with no cafe. However, a massive plus point is that the bus museum contains buses. They... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

my long forgotten journeys by bus to school. (Some 50 years ago) The museum is located at the end of the car park by the River Medina, in Newport. Many signs point the way. Once inside. I paid the £4.00 retired/pensioner charge and was able to climb aboard many single and double decker buses. As stated in my title. To... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great museum on open day/running day was amazing loads of odd trips to here and there and such friendly staff . Makes you appreciate how much busses have improved - glad for the nostalgia though

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