Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

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Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum
4.5
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Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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This specialty museum features buses, trucks and tramcars of yesteryear in attractive settings, with lots of related artefacts and displays of transport history. Small shop with models and books.
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lisasedgwick
Walsall, UK127 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Some interesting stuff here, husband enjoyed it more than me, but was still good... plenty of parking, and easy access,
Written 17 May 2022
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John B
6 contributions
Apr 2022
Visited their spring running day where a number of vintage vehicles from the local area were able to be ridden on. The museum is both entertaining and educating. Anyone who remembers the bygone heyday of bus travel will love this place.
Written 11 May 2022
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Richard Wallis
Birmingham, UK1 contribution
Sep 2021
A wonderful museum displaying vehicles from the past including buses, cars, trucks, and an ice cream truck! It's a great day out for the family, rain or shine.
Written 7 October 2021
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AndyIsobel
Birmingham, UK315 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Support your local unique museums.At only £4 per person admission it brings back memories of bygone vehicles.All maintained by volunteers.Mainly buses with a few commercial vehicles and a couple of bikes plus advertising of the time.Remember swinging on the bus rails on the way to school?
Written 13 September 2021
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Claire and Rich
19 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
What a little gem of a museum, covers road transport with a bias to the local area, buses, lorries and lighter vehicles are covered. I regularly visit here, entry is cheap and the volunteers are knowledgeable, helpful and ready to chat. Due to covid access is limited to the vehicles at this time.
I’d advise a visit on a running day, and you get a few rides on the old buses and they have visiting vehicles. Have a look on their Facebook or website for the dates (depending on the current covid guidelines)
Written 29 August 2021
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Sarah
Walsall, UK1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
We visited today as a family of 4 adults and a toddler, aged 2-82. We all thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for the museum. A lovely hour out and cheap access. The shop was sweet and free parking. When restrictions are eased further there will be access to the busses and rides for a small fee over local areas. It’s a definite must see.
Written 12 June 2021
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pedalrog2018
Stourbridge, UK140 contributions
Jun 2021
It's not a huge entrance fee but I was very uninspired once inside. All exhibits are inside the building, there are 4 double decker buses but they are parked so close to each other that it's not possible to even get down the side to view the interior.
There are a few commercial vehicles of various vintages some in good order and well explained. However the Guy works ambulance that was on display had a pretty poor paint job.
There were quite a few pedal cycles but they were generally dumped against the wall very uncared for and looking very sorry for themselves. It wouldn't take much to restore some of them, it would be a big win for a small amount of effort.
The display of engines and "techy" bits was actually very good, these capture visitors as they enter the building.
So, a bit mixed, good and boring bits, staffed by volunteers who evidently have a passion for this but it really needs something to make it more of an education.
Written 8 June 2021
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Janit5954
21 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
We went to the open day on the 7/3/20,we had a 40min free ride in an old bus. Really took us back to our childhood, the kids loved it 😊. The museum is a credit to the people that run it. Amazing fun, and such lovely volunteers thankyou so much.
I would recommend to anyone.
Written 10 March 2020
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Thank you for your review; we're so pleased that you enjoyed your day at our event. I have to say that we enjoyed it too! We hope that you come again before long; we try and have a variety of buses available on Running Days, so you never quite know what might be there.
Written 11 March 2020
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dianecI7874ZY
Walsall, UK115 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
You really do need to know this little gem is here. For people who are particularly interested in public transport in the 20th century - particularly in the Midlands - I’m sure this is a museum already visited. However, if it’s not a subject matter you are interested in then you would easily miss this.

That’s a shame - it is well worth a visit.

I visited as part of a local photography group and, while I don’t presume to speak for everyone else in the group, I’m sure everyone enjoyed it.

The local team could not have been more hospitable and welcoming. The exhibits on display bringing back lots of memories. My dad was both a driver and conductor on Midland Red buses back in the 1960s and it was lovely to get onto an original bus again just like the ones he worked on out of the Dudley depot. He was also a milkman and there was a float just like the one I remembering going out with him when I was a child. He would have loved to visit this museum!

I was surprised to learn that very few of the local schools have visited the museum - there are a host of learning projects that could be undertaken based around the exhibits.

One word of advice - running costs are high and the museum quite sensibly keep costs down by effective management of heating costs so, if it’s a cold day when you visit, wear a warm coat.

Cost to enter is modest £3 for adults if I recall correctly and there is an interesting couple of hours there if you take the time to look around.

I recommend the museum - it is fascinating and an asset to our area. Give it a go!

Written 13 January 2020
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Roger W
llangadfan19 contributions
Jul 2019
The display when it was in Aston by the Vlla ground was better i thought, but there are some interesting vahicles here

Written 5 November 2019
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We're pleased that you found the vehicles interesting; our original building in Witton made it much easier to display the buses, in particular, as there was not the constraint on height and access that we have at Aldridge. Because of that, we've had to give more prominence to the light commercials, but they do offer a bit of variety. Thank you for your comments and we hope that you'll come again.
Written 6 November 2019
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Aston Manor Road Transport Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:30 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:00