Transport Museum Wythall

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Transport Museum Wythall

Transport Museum Wythall
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 26, 2022
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*** WE ARE NOW COSED FOR THE WINTER *** Reopen on 26th March 2022. *** An excellent day out for families and transport enthusiasts alike with a miniature train and free bus rides. Café, shop, picnic and play area plus free parking 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. We are also home to the largest collection of battery electric vehicles, including over 30 electric milk floats and bread vans from operators such as the Co-op, Midland Counties and Birmingham and Handsworth Dairies.
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j0hnhill
Kingswinford, UK3,003 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Having been woken by our grandson at 6am on a wet October day our minds were how do fill the day as too wet for the park!

Searched the net and found this gem, having spent 63 years living just 30 minutes away I never knew it existed.

Our five year old really enjoyed his time here climbing in the old buses and fire engine, me and Nan reminisced as took the free bus ride around Wythall and now realise why my most 70 year olds are deaf!

Walking around the buses, fire engines and milk floats brought the memories flooding back, the sight of a trolley bus that ran from Dudley to Wolverhampton was the tops.

Miniature railway for the kids and small play area, shop (excellently priced) and cafe.

Excellent *****

Tip: summer visit would be a must
Written October 24, 2021
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4,643 contributions
Oct 2021
Visited on Saturday 9th October. Really enjoyed looking around at all the old buses on display. Even got to ride on one around the local streets.
Written October 10, 2021
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herefordliz
Hereford, UK5,323 contributions
Oct 2021
We went to the museum for one of their specials days and it was wonderful. It was Midland Red day, where they had a collection of red buses there. They had a park and ride system in place where you were picked up by one of the vintage buses. They have 3 halls where they display old buses, some of them they have that need a lot of restoration. It is a charity and is run by volunteers. They do a remarkable job keeping a place like this running. We had a trip on the little railway that they have there. To see it in greater detail, it is possibly worth a few visits to get the maximum out of the museum. Apart from buses they have some electric milk and bread vehicles, There is a good café, shop and very clean toilets. Very reasonable to get in. Well worth a visit. Dogs allowed into museum.
Written October 3, 2021
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sarah
Shirley, UK1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Hidden gem that catered for our kids really well. We were looking for something to fill our Saturday and this did the job really well.
Written September 26, 2021
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richm62
West Bromwich, UK164 contributions
Sep 2021
My friend Peter and i visited the museum as day out for his birthday,we'd mentioned going before this but never got round to it,so with our wife's off to do some shopping we took the chance.

First impressions were favourable,Peter an ex Bus/Coach driver himself took an instant liking for the museum as did i.

Wandering around brought back fon memories of our younger days travelling on the bus around the Midlands.

There is plenty to see and do at the museum,alongside the many buses are some 'old' electric vehicles (yes way before climate change came in),of particular interest were the milk 'floats' from Unigate,Midland Counties and the CO-OP,agian something we both fondly remember.

With the price of the ticket comes a short bus ride (30mins or so) on a proper bus,in our case a former Southport 'open top' Leyland PD2,listening to the 'old' en going throughit's paces was pure nostalgia.

Word has to be mentioned of the time/effort put in by the team here restoring 'relics' to their former glory,throw in an in-expensive tea room and the minitaure railway and an afternoon of real pleasure awaits everyone..and at a 'fiver' entry (special days seven) it's really a good cheap day out.
Written September 23, 2021
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Clint P
Cannock, UK610 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
A lovely visit and what's not often mentioned is all the hard work and dedication the volunteers put in to keep the museum alive. Entrance fee is very reasonable and it's a good cause. The miniature train is nice to ride on and a 4 or so mile return journey on an old bus was very nice. Well worth a visit for adults and kids alike. There is a picnic area and a cafe on site with mostly sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and cake.
Written September 13, 2021
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travellerkMidlands
Solihull, UK869 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Loved our visit here with a 2 year old. Entrance only £5 each, fulsome guidebook £3. A miniature steam railway is £1 per traveller and it goes round twice including little imaginative touches en route. We were very impressed by the good quality play equipment and the ride on toys and indoor play area. The cafe sold delicious cake and coffee at very reasonable prices. On the hour you can have a proper free bus ride round local roads. Then of course there is the museum itself with old vehicles, a few of which you are allowed on.
Fantastic for small children and for anyone interested. Thank you to all the people who volunteer their time to make this such a special place.
Written September 6, 2021
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Ken J
Birmingham, UK944 contributions
Aug 2021
Wythall transport museum was the first such museum to open to the public after Covid restrictions were relaxed last year and they continue to do themselves proud especially as their main events are held out of doors within their site which also includes a miniature railway. Bus trips have been cut back but duplicated so people can spread out and a shuttle to and from the City of Birmingham is an added bonus if you don't have a car. There is plenty of outdoor seating area, a kid's play area as well as the vehicles in the museum buildings to see
Written September 1, 2021
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Chorley Resident
Chorley, UK11 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We visited on a Sunday afternoon with three children (3, 7 and 7) and six adults. We had a brilliant time. The play areas we thoughtfully equipped, the mini train track was super fun for the little ones and the staff were welcoming, engaging and knowledgable. There are so many buses and vehicles to look at, it was fascinating. Clean well stocked cafe for snacks and drinks, a shed with soft play for little ones.

We got to ride a 1953 Midland Red double decker bus and had 25 minutes of fun on the roads. The staff care so much about the vehicles; they were immaculate.
We will definitely return.
Written August 1, 2021
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Nigel D
Sedgley, UK6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Just returned from a visit with my grandson. Great afternoon out, loads of classic buses to see. He loved being able to get on board the vehicles especially the 1930s fire engine, where the staff encouraged him to get in the drivers seat and ring the bell. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Outside area for a picnic and a 20 minute bus ride rounded off the afternoon. All Covid compliant, felt safe and comfortable at all times. Well done to everyone there.
Written July 10, 2021
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Transport Museum Wythall is open:
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM