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Children's Activity Centre

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The Transport Museum, Wythall

The Transport Museum, Wythall

Address

Chapel Lane,
Wythall,
Worcestershire,
B47 6JX

Details

The museum is 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 such as Harper Brothers, Soudley Valley and Blue Bus of Willington.

We are also home to the largest collection of battery electric road vehicles, including over 30 electric milk floats and bread vans from operators such as the Co-op, Midland Counties and Birmingham and Handsworth Dairies

THE POWER HALL is our main display hall with an introductory video film and interpretative displays showing the development of public transport during the 20th century. Some of our rarer vehicles are on display here with explanatory information boards.

THE SHIRE HALL which has been recently extended, is home to more buses and our engineering area. On most weekends you'll find volunteers working on restoration or maintenance in this hall.

THE SCANIA HALL contains the Battery Electric display area, more buses and often has one or more buses undergoing a repaint in the far corner well away from any dust.

THE CAFE is open from 12:30pm to 3pm at weekends and 1pm to 3pm on Wednesdays during our season. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, biscuits, crisps and chocolate snacks are always available. On event days, the cafe is open from 11am to 5pm and freshly prepared sandwiches and homemade cakes are also available.

OUR SHOP is open from Easter Sunday onwards, from 12:30pm to 3pm at weekends and 1pm to 3pm on Wednesdays during our season. We have gifts and toys for the kids and an ever changing, massive selection of books, models, timetables and other goods, both new and second-hand. On event days, the shop is open from 11am to 5pm.

BUS RIDES are available all day on our main event days. During August, on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, a circular tour on a vintage bus runs at 2:30pm.

For KIDS AND FAMILIES, we have our new 'Kids Kabin' activity area which has a selection of toys and activity sheets. There are also a number of interactive exhibits in the Power Hall.

THE MINIATURE TRAIN runs all day on our main event days. Occasionally it also runs on other days during the season depending on volunteer availability.


School Visits and groups are welcome; refreshments and an expert to escort you around can be provided if required. These visits can also be accommodated outside normal opening hours.

The museum is licensed as a bus operator and some exhibits can be hired for appropriate activities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

From: 29/03/2011
To: 29/10/2011
Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday: 10:30 - 16:30

Open Wednesdays 13:00 -16:30 during June, July and August.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SP 073749  Lat: 52.37271 Long: -1.89300

By Road:
From M42 J3, go north on A435 towards Birmingham until 1st island (Becketts Restaurant), sign posted from this point.
Left at island into Middle Lane; left again into Chapel Lane, right at former church; museum straight ahead.

By Public Transport:
Occasionally the museum operates its own bus from the Alexander Theatre, central Birmingham, on major event days.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Wythall station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed