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Isle of Wight Bus Museum

The Quay, Newport PO30 2EF, England
01983 533352
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Newport
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
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rainham kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Southsea
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I've been before to this museum and it was so boring but when they have a gala day things come alive, with visiting buses, trips out and around the town, and friendiness takes over. They hope to reloate to Ryde but in the meantime they are stucj with a small building at the quayside. Pity the classic boat museum nearby... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have a great love of buses, but I have a great love of many things: poetry, Romania, John Denver. Yet I wouldn't go all the way to Romania to watch John Denver read poetry, because he isn't around anymore. The same way I wouldn't go to the Newport Bus Museum to look at trains, because it's a museum full... More

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Leytonexile, Company secretary at Isle of Wight Bus Museum, responded to this review

I think there might be a clue in the name of our museum. More

England, Isle of Wight
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a wonderful time today at the bus museum with my 3 children. Children loved being the bus drivers and were made to feel very welcome to explore all the buses on show! Friendly staff and great value for money. We'll be back again. Loved it!!!!

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

When you are aware of the problems they have this is a fine well kept display of the Island's buses - not just Southern Vectis. It brought back memories of my childhood holiday to the Island and also my years working with buses. How pleasing to find a museum that allows you access to most of its vehicles. Well done!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

On holiday for half term, we took my daughter 13, and son 9, to the bus museum. Was enjoyable, and we had quite a few smiles and giggles running around and jumping on and off the old buses, despite the moans from the teenager. Thankyou!

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I love buses and the Isle Of Wight but for some reason have never been here before. It is situated on the Quay in Newport. There is a large public car park and you can park outside the museum if you tell them inside. To be honest though, its only a 2min level walk from the public car park. Inside... More

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