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Birmingham and Midland Museum of Transport

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GWRTSSY wrote a review Jun 2019
Kings Norton, United Kingdom143 contributions113 helpful votes
Called in for a visit while in the area after driving by several times before. Although not the biggest site, it is packed with various buses and although not a confirmed bus enthusiast it brought back happy memories of travelling to school on a Birmingham City Transport bus with the open rear platform! Also plenty of Midland Red buses - another memory from childhood. Very friendly staff also evident. We were unable to use any of the free bus trips around the surrounding area, but spent a pleasant couple of hours there.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Martin W wrote a review Jul 2018
Cwmbran, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited on 17th June when the Morris J-Type van rally happened to be there (two adults and a very exitable boxer dog). The dog can visit everywhere except inside the cafe (benches outside). We found the history of the bus service and designs of the buses really interesting with loads of information and photos and various items to see and also some to touch. We did go on one of the bus trips which was definately an experience of a bygone day, rather rattly, but suprisingly confortable. The bus trip was not the dogs favourite, so we only did the one :(. There are loads of bus trips to choose from and lots of different bus types to ride on too. There are loads of busses from all sorts of eras to see, and in varying states of resoration so you can see how the bodies were constructed. Loads of history of buses and their evolution from trams.. Cuppa tea and home made cake from the cafe were fantastic and really good value. There is a nice litte picnic area next to the miniture steam railway, which you must have a ride on (even if your knocking on 50 years old instead of 5). The model railway was fun and very low cost. All staff (mostly volunteers) were friendly and happy to help.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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joolz64 wrote a review May 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom20 contributions24 helpful votes
This museum is way more than that. On Saturdays and Major Event they operate route 750 from Alexandra Theatre or Maypole. This is a great value day out (£12 adults, £6 children - admission and all day rides on vintage busses. This place has many vintage vehicles which they restore and then operate. Others bring their busses as well. All of their busses range from 1900s vehicles to recent Travel West Midlands Buses. This is a very popular museum and I have visited multiple times, each time it’s better. I recommend this definitely and will be returning again. All the staff are volunteers so are enthusiastic and know their stuff. MORE REVIEWS FOR THIS LOCATION UNDER - TRANSPORT MUSEUM WHYTHALL. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g2312434-d3259382-Reviews-Transport_Museum_Wythall-Wythall_Worcestershire_England.html
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Date of experience: May 2018
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susanhiggins2017 wrote a review Aug 2017
West Midlands, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant place to visit, there are busses, milk floats, fire engines and loads more. Friendly enthusiastic staff. There is a play shed for the kids with lots of toys, a ball pool. Great cafe, very good coffee and cakes. Miniature railway too which was fun. Paid for the 50 min bus ride to Henley and back which was lovely.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Dave S wrote a review Aug 2017
Devon, United Kingdom32 contributions6 helpful votes
Been wanting to visit this place for a long while and having done it now glad I have. The Museum is good value for money and has a large number of buses across 3 halls with the main hall having memorabilia and lots of information about the history of buses in the Midlands area. All of the volunteers we met were friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable and made very welcome even with dogs. Some criticisms are some of the Buses are too close together to get a good look at so in this case less would be more I think. Also some of the grounds could do with a wash and brush-up to make the area more presentable. Also there are some static exhibits such as Engines, Chassis's which whilst interesting could definitely do with being replaced as they were practically wrecks but if presented correctly would be very interesting. They also have running days which sound like fun but was not operating on the day we visited (I was aware of that before visiting) and one suggestion; you are not allowed to enter any of the buses in the Hall's so it would be good to have 'Bus of the Month' which is open to people entering to get a better interaction with the exhibit. I liked the fact you could also see the Volunteers when they are working on the Buses. Well worth a visit and I will definitely visit again when in the area.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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