The Transport Museum Wythall

Posted by Chris Graham on 29th January 2022

The Transport Museum Wythall is not only a great place to visit, but it also offers the perfect venue for club visits and other gatherings.

Transport Museum Wythall

A Midland Red bus selection pictured at the museum.

Transport Museum Wythall is an exciting venue for any transport enthusiast. It tells the story of public transport in the West Midlands through a collection of more than 90 buses, and all visitors are offered free bus rides on open days. Families are also catered for with a steam-powered miniature railway, a café, shop and children’s play area. There really is something for everyone!

Alongside the buses is a unique and varied collection of battery electric vehicles; milk floats, bread vans and even a post office delivery vehicle, illustrating that nothing is new. Electricity was a driving force even 100 years ago. Electric car clubs are most welcome as there are two charging points on site.

For this year, the museum has a new themed exhibition on the history of Birmingham City Transport allied to the city’s hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

This 1931 AEC Regent BCT will be returning to the road this year.

Ideally located in the centre of England, just off J3 of the M42, the venue caters for all transport enthusiasts – cars, vans, light commercial vehicles, military vehicles, motorcycles and scooters and even steam power. Road runs and annual gatherings can be accommodated on most days during the operating season (please avoid main event days) with space for the equivalent of at least 80 cars. Vehicle and driver have free entry with passengers paying the normal rates, and classic bus rides can be dedicated to your group.

Block bookings with a single payment are preferred, and avoid queuing upon entry. Contact enquiries@wythall.org.uk to discuss your requirements. More information is available at: wythall.org.uk, or by calling 01564 826471.

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