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Oxford Bus Museum

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Michael K wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom381 contributions231 helpful votes
Other reviewers have got it right; this is a great little museum, and incredible value for money. Staffed by volunteers who obviously love their task, is a museum that will appeal hugely to a certain type of person. It takes us back o the days when buses were more full of character than they are today, and when each city or large town had its own bus company. It is a nostalgic journey amongst old friends (for those of a certain age). The buses have obviously had many hours of loving attention lavished on them, as they appear to be in as-new condition. If you choose your day right (1st and 3rd Sundays and some school holidays) you might get a ride on one of them. We did, and it wasn't just a little potter down the yard, but a half-hour journey round Oxford airport! All included in the £5 a head price! The Morris Motors Museum is also well worth seeing. I couldn't believe that one 1960s car had not been restored, so pristine is its condition. You also gain an understanding of the great man, William Morris - Lord Nuffield
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum
Responded Nov 4, 2020
Many thanks for your complimentary review which we feel will be helpful for prospective visitors even in these difficult times (when we can re-open etc). Strictly speaking the bus rides themselves are free as we do not have an operators licence. We are demonstrating the exhibits as a museum when we take buses out on the road. Stephen
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K2917WWsteveb wrote a review Nov 2020
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom35 contributions9 helpful votes
A compact museum, very reasonably priced entrance fee includes a free ride on a vintage bus - advertised as 25 minutes but actually nearer 40 minutes on the day. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. I would have preferred a little more details about some of the vehicles on display and some more interactive exhibits would have gone down well with the younger member of the group. Clean, well organised, Covid secure arrangements at reception, in the coffee shop, the facilities and indeed throughout the museum. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum
Responded Nov 4, 2020
It is very gratifying to read we are doing the right thing particularly in these difficult times. We take note of your comments about more details of vehicles on display and some more interactive exhibits. Hope you can revisit us in happier times. Stephen.
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Arron K wrote a review Oct 2020
St Austell, United Kingdom86 contributions11 helpful votes
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A little gem of a museum right next to the train station. Opens on Wednesdays and Sundays only so plan your day to attend. The volunteers make the trip extra special. All the museum's areas were fully COVID secure with one-way systems and sanitizer throughout. Lovely exhibits and cut downs including the Morris Motor Co.shed. Thank you for the nice morning! Good coffee and chat too!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum
Responded Oct 25, 2020
Many thanks for your review which will reassure prospective visitors in these difficult times. Did you come by train perhaps? It is probably unusual to have a museum next to a railway station. We do hope you will come again. Thanks
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Natalie9628 wrote a review Oct 2020
Thame, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Arrived with my 2 year old and baby in a backpack to be greeted by the worlds’ friendliest man. He pointed us in the right direction and told us what not to miss. There is a one way system but the museum is only small so it doesn’t take long to go round a couple of times if you’ve missed something. There are some restrictions on the buses themselves as they are cleaning anything likely to be touched on a regular basis and there are hand sanitising stations throughout but it’s still a hands on experience. There’s a small bus, built to scale which your little one can play in. I had to cajole my little one out of it. My 2 and a half year old loved it and we’ll definitely be going back. The sun was shining when we went but it’s mostly inside so perfect for a rainy day. It’s a couple of hours at most but if you have a drink and a cake in the cafe afterwards, it makes for a morning or afternoon trip out.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum
Responded Oct 15, 2020
Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the Covid limitations. Hope you can come back on a day when w are running buses out on public roads.
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NoahBirmingham wrote a review Feb 2020
Stourbridge, United Kingdom446 contributions139 helpful votes
A fiver!!!!! Each That's all, fantastic value for money, absolutely loads to see, the Morris museum is a bonus, great staff very friendly and helpful highly recommended, l hope to see it again
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thanks for your comments. We do tend to position our prices towards the lower end of admission charges levels in the area. Glad that you found us friendly; we are all volunteers and we do not employ staff, that can change the character of the operation sometimes, though we are in truth desperately short of volunteers to run both the shop and the cafe. If you happen to come across anyone who might be willing to volunteer for even a few days per year, please put them in touch! Hope you can visit again. Stephen.
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