Transport Museum Wythall
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Transport Museum Wythall

Transport Museum Wythall
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 23, 2024
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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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  • Jackie G
    Birmingham, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great find, and a lovely day out, even in the rain.
    A great find, and a lovely place to visit for a family day out, whatever the weather. Staff (mostly volunteers), were really friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Clearly an awful lot of hard work goes into restoring the vehicles, and it was a really joy to see so many vehicles from the past in such great condition. A bus ride is included in the price, and for a small amount extra, a ride on the little train, which the kids loved.! Would highly recommend this place. 5 stars!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Bates85
    Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out
    Visited with my friend and her two children (4 year old and baby). We all had a fantastic time. Really child friendly. Lots to do that you do not have to pay extra for. We went on two bus rides which lasted around 30 minutes which was just long enough. We went on the miniature railway which was a small charge but worth it. Finally I cannot praise the staff enough, they made our trip. They were so friendly and made us all so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. We will defiantly be back.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 May 2023
  • James
    Solihull, United Kingdom172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family day out
    Only went so our toddler could have a ride on the miniature steam train but spent the whole day there on the Bank Holiday event day. Plenty to do for all ages, the volunteer staff go way beyond and provide a map, instructions and time table. £25 for a family of four(Under 5's free) is nothing these days and well worth the money. The steam train is a whole £1.50 per ticket. We went on two free bus journeys that lasted around 30 minutes and are great experience. Cafe is pretty old school basic but very good value, also a fast food van and ice cream van. Popular with all ages and will go again.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Adam S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great bus-themed day out for all the family
    Took my autistic daughter (7) here for a few hours, and it's well worth a visit. We visited on one of their 'normal' days, that is to say not one of their big event days, but there was still plenty to see and do. There are a number of sheds with buses and various other vehicles inside, which are absolutely great for the bus enthusiast. Outside of that, they offer free bus rides on some old buses, which is fun. There's a miniature railway (£1.50pp) and a little play area for the kids. There's also a cafe and a little shop selling all kinds of bus related paraphernalia such as books, postcards and models. There's plenty to see and do, and at a cost of £11 (£7 adult, £4 child), it's great value for money.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Tracey G
    Halesowen, United Kingdom2,077 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out
    Took our 5 year old grandson for the day. Didn’t really know what to expect but it was BRILLIANT Our grandson had a fantastic time. So much to see and do. He loved the train ride and the open top bus ride was a great experience for him The play barn was good fun and he loved looking at all the ‘old’ buses. Highly recommend
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • black2black
    Dartford, United Kingdom101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting collection of local buses, ice cream floats etc
    Recently discovered this very interesting collection of mainly local buses from the Midlands area along with one or two old single deckers from London. There were also milk floats and bread vans as well. You can go inside some of the buses and sit in driver's seat for a photo and go up the top of the double deckers. There is a shed where there are some buses that are gradually being restored and some very old ones which are quite rusted and plenty of signs for bus stops, old posters inside a made-up bus building (where you might have bought tickets) and plenty of bus related signs. The shop has a lot of items for interested bus enthusiasts where you can buy second hand books and old timetables for local bus companies. Spent a nice couple of hours or so wandering around. You don't have to be a bus enthusiast to enjoy looking around, it is a very interesting place to spend a while especially when you are looking for something when the weather may be a bit wet. Highly recommended. We only discovered this recently when staying in the Cotswolds (Evesham) and not heard of this place before.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • delospeter
    Birmingham, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great family visit
    A great visit for us with out two grandchildren, 6 and 4. Much to occupy them and all very good value. Bouncy castle, miniature railway, bus and fire negine to clamber on, cafe, burger bar and so on. All very frinedly and much commended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • JoanneElizabeth1970
    Birmingham, United Kingdom161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely trip down memory lane
    Always on the look out for dog friendly attraction in the West Midlands and came across this place whilst doing a general search. Website looked good and reviews also promising and it didn't disappoint. I went with my elderly parents (and the dog of course!). The site is fairly accessible, only difficulties come if you really want to climb up into the cabs of some of the buses. Entrance was £7 which was reasonable compared to most attractions nowadays and included a 30 minute ride on a vintage bus. Lots of bus memorabilia which prompted lots of memories. The size of the site needs to be bigger as some of the buses are parked too near to each other and it can feel a little cramped. Not sure if there is room to expand given where the site is located which is a pity as the buses deserve to be displayed more. We spent much longer there than the we thought when we first saw the size of the site. Cafe is very basic, OK for tea but very limited on snacks and pretty poor cake selection but overall fine for a brief respite. We all really enjoyed our time there.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Chris
    Hinckley, United Kingdom922 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    We decided to visit this place as we had heard about it a few weeks previously and noticed online that there was an event happening. The place is small with a small car park on site, there is an overflow car park but not sure where it is. We were lucky to get a space in the small main car park. There are quite a few old buses and milk trucks etc which is nice to see. On the day we went they were running a number of buses which did a 30 minute loop of the area which different buses went different direction loops which was nice. It would have been good if someone had given some information about the bus and potentially the area around the route that they went. There is a small cafe here. There is also a small narrow gauge train which is an extra charge which just does a small loop around a small area. Overall this place is good, the bus rides are good. If you are in the area it is good to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 November 2023
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Chris
Hinckley, UK922 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We decided to visit this place as we had heard about it a few weeks previously and noticed online that there was an event happening. The place is small with a small car park on site, there is an overflow car park but not sure where it is. We were lucky to get a space in the small main car park. There are quite a few old buses and milk trucks etc which is nice to see.

On the day we went they were running a number of buses which did a 30 minute loop of the area which different buses went different direction loops which was nice. It would have been good if someone had given some information about the bus and potentially the area around the route that they went.

There is a small cafe here. There is also a small narrow gauge train which is an extra charge which just does a small loop around a small area.

Overall this place is good, the bus rides are good. If you are in the area it is good to visit.
Written 5 November 2023
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Neil T
Wolverhampton, UK232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Had a brilliant day here, went on a free ride on one of the old buses, plenty of old vehicles to see and explore, even got a miniature railway to go on. Highly recommended.
Written 3 November 2023
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JoanneElizabeth1970
Birmingham, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Always on the look out for dog friendly attraction in the West Midlands and came across this place whilst doing a general search. Website looked good and reviews also promising and it didn't disappoint. I went with my elderly parents (and the dog of course!). The site is fairly accessible, only difficulties come if you really want to climb up into the cabs of some of the buses. Entrance was £7 which was reasonable compared to most attractions nowadays and included a 30 minute ride on a vintage bus. Lots of bus memorabilia which prompted lots of memories. The size of the site needs to be bigger as some of the buses are parked too near to each other and it can feel a little cramped. Not sure if there is room to expand given where the site is located which is a pity as the buses deserve to be displayed more. We spent much longer there than the we thought when we first saw the size of the site. Cafe is very basic, OK for tea but very limited on snacks and pretty poor cake selection but overall fine for a brief respite. We all really enjoyed our time there.
Written 20 September 2023
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Zoe D
Bromsgrove, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely place to visit. The price is great and includes an open top bus ride which my son loved. The staff were friendly and there is a nice cafe there too.
Written 30 August 2023
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delospeter
Birmingham, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A great visit for us with out two grandchildren, 6 and 4. Much to occupy them and all very good value. Bouncy castle, miniature railway, bus and fire negine to clamber on, cafe, burger bar and so on. All very frinedly and much commended.
Written 26 August 2023
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black2black
Dartford, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Recently discovered this very interesting collection of mainly local buses from the Midlands area along with one or two old single deckers from London. There were also milk floats and bread vans as well.

You can go inside some of the buses and sit in driver's seat for a photo and go up the top of the double deckers. There is a shed where there are some buses that are gradually being restored and some very old ones which are quite rusted and plenty of signs for bus stops, old posters inside a made-up bus building (where you might have bought tickets) and plenty of bus related signs.

The shop has a lot of items for interested bus enthusiasts where you can buy second hand books and old timetables for local bus companies.

Spent a nice couple of hours or so wandering around. You don't have to be a bus enthusiast to enjoy looking around, it is a very interesting place to spend a while especially when you are looking for something when the weather may be a bit wet.

Highly recommended. We only discovered this recently when staying in the Cotswolds (Evesham) and not heard of this place before.
Written 26 August 2023
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,077 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Took our 5 year old grandson for the day. Didn’t really know what to expect but it was BRILLIANT

Our grandson had a fantastic time. So much to see and do. He loved the train ride and the open top bus ride was a great experience for him

The play barn was good fun and he loved looking at all the ‘old’ buses.

Highly recommend
Written 16 August 2023
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Christine S
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Had a wonderful day out , buses were excellent but the stars were the volunteers who went out of they way to make it a memorable day
Written 11 August 2023
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Adam S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Took my autistic daughter (7) here for a few hours, and it's well worth a visit.

We visited on one of their 'normal' days, that is to say not one of their big event days, but there was still plenty to see and do.

There are a number of sheds with buses and various other vehicles inside, which are absolutely great for the bus enthusiast.

Outside of that, they offer free bus rides on some old buses, which is fun. There's a miniature railway (£1.50pp) and a little play area for the kids. There's also a cafe and a little shop selling all kinds of bus related paraphernalia such as books, postcards and models.

There's plenty to see and do, and at a cost of £11 (£7 adult, £4 child), it's great value for money.
Written 2 August 2023
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Mmeddem
Nottingham, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
My friend and I are bus enthusiasts going way back so we planned to have a "boys" day out at Wythall. We were not disappointed. There are a fine selection of buses on show and helpful volunteer staff willing to assist. We were introduced to a possibly unique post-war utility bus and given a brief history. A little further on there was one of the the two underfloor engine Midland Red built double deck buses designed and created long before they became the norm. Thanks to Dave for the informative chat.
There was a heritage bus service to and from the museum and we happened to point out that the last bus of the day arrived just as the train was leaving. This was just for their information - we had walked there and would happily walk back. A little while later we were approached and told that they had altered the bus schedule so we would be able to catch the train back. This goes to show what a nice helpful folk they have here.
We would highly recommened this place - not just for bus nerds - there are other displays - electric milk floats, fire engine and an outdoor railway that the kids can ride on. A splendid gift shop as well!
Written 7 July 2023
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