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Oxford Bus Museum

The museum is located at the Rail Station Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire OX29 8LA and contains 35 vintages buses and coaches, the earliest dating from 1913, a collection of Morris cars dating from 1925 to 1977, a horse drawn tram and a collection of 40 mainly nineteenth century bicycles.

The museum is open between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year, on summer Saturdays and on Bank Holidays and New Year's Day but neither Christmas Day nor Boxing Day. There is a cafe and shop. The museum is run entirely by volunteers.

01993 883617 or 01296 337622 when museum closed

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Oxford Bus Museum granted The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
21 Jun 2018 14:30
The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson OBE, announced that the Oxford Bus Museum has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Oxford Bus Museum’s role is to tell the story of road transport around the County from the introduction of the first horse drawn tram service in...
A Rare Day out in the Sun
01 Mar 2018 10:00
For many years this 1987 Ford Transit 190D has been in the reserve collection of the Oxford Bus Museum at the back of a running shed but has now being cleaned up and put on display in the main museum. It was brought new to Oxford when Harry Blundred started up Thames Transit in competition to The City...
A Playbus and the Real Thing.
04 Feb 2018 19:30
The volunteers in the Oxford Bus Museum’s workshop have completed a new model bus to go in the play area within the museum. It is based on the one of eight AEC Reliance single decker buses acquired by The City of Oxford Motor Services in 1960, which is preserved in the museum, taken to bus rallies...
Duke of Gloucester visits bus museum
17 Oct 2017 07:00
On the inauspicious Friday 13 October HRH The Duke of Gloucester made an official visit to the museum to celebrate 50 Years of Bus Preservation in Oxfordshire but nothing went wrong and everyone enjoyed the visit. He was greeted by Stephen Jolly and Chris Butterfield who took him on a tour of the museum...
HRH The Duke of Gloucester to Visit Oxford Bus Museum
01 Oct 2017 11:00
On Friday 13 October HRH The Duke of Gloucester will visit the Oxford Bus Museum to celebrate 50 Years of Bus Preservation in Oxfordshire. He will be accompanied by John Harwood, The Vice Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, who has previously visited the museum and described it as a quirky hidden gem of...
1950 AEC Regent Oxford bus is back on the road after repairs
29 Aug 2017 10:15
On Bank Holiday Monday 28 August PWL 413 was back giving free rides to Oxford Bus Museum visitors for the first time for almost a year. When it was discovered that new engine mountings were needed for PWL 413, the Oxford Bus Museum knew it had a major problem because parts are no longer readily available...
Vintage bicycles attend Oxfordshire launch of OVO Energy Bicycle Tour of Britain race
30 Jul 2017 00:15
On 9 September more than 120 top cyclists in the OVO Energy Bicycle Tour of Britain race will pass through towns and villages including Wootton, Charlbury and the Wychwoods before continuing through the Cotswolds, eventually finishing in Cheltenham town centre. Oxford Bus Museum was invited to attend...
Golden Anniversary of Oxford Bus Preservation
19 Apr 2017 09:30
This month the members of the Bus Museum are celebrating 50 years of Bus Preservation. In 1967 ten friends bought NJO 703, an AEC Regal III. This 9.6 litre diesel engine 32 seater single decker had been bought new in 1949 by City of Oxford as one of ten single deck with bodywork by Willowbrook finished...
Record attendance at New Year Bus Rally.
02 Jan 2017 20:00
Over 350 visitors from all over England travelled to Long Hanborough on New Year’s Day when the Oxford Bus Museum ran free vintage bus services between the Museum and Witney, Woodstock and Oxford Parkway Station. Several services needed relief buses to accommodate the numbers. Two recent additions...
Come and celebrate the start of 2017 with free vintage bus rides on Sunday 1 January!
22 Dec 2016 00:00
The Oxford Bus Museum will be offering regular services from the Museum to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock using a selection of our vintage buses plus some visiting vehicles. The usual admission prices to the museum will be £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and £3 for children 5-15. There...
01 Dec 2016 00:00
Sundays 11 and 18 December Father Christmas and his elves will be arriving at the Oxford Bus Museum by vintage bus. In Victorian times Santa travelled by a sleigh pulled by reindeer, more recently he’s also well known to have travelled by steam train, but now he’s hopping on-board a vintage Oxford...
Purchase updates historic bus collection
20 Sep 2016 15:30
Oxford Bus Museum has bought a bought ex-City of Oxford Motor Services VOLVO B10B / Plaxton ‘Verde’ single decker, which had been bought new by the company in November 1995. The new fleet of Volvos replaced elderly Bristol VRT’s and second hand ex-London Leyland Titans. The new Volvo’s were more...
1881 restored horse drawn tram goes on display
14 Jul 2016 10:15
On Wednesday 13 July an innovative new form of urban passenger transport will be on show in Oxfordshire. In 1881, the horse drawn tram was the latest thing in modern passenger travel and just the ticket for solving Oxford's traffic and travel problems. It was also a masterpiece of British craftsmanship...
Looking for somewhere to take the parents, which the kids will also enjoyover the bank holiday weekend?
24 May 2016 15:00
This weekend the Oxford Bus Museum will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Parents will enjoy reminiscing about their childhood and the buses (and cars) they rode in on the way to school, whilst there is a special area with activities for children and a quiz on road...
New display at Oxford Bus Museum for 2016
24 Apr 2016 00:00
New panels have been installed in the entrance to the museum describing the development of public transport by road containing historic photographs including some of early horse trams, modern trams. Later in the season it is hoped that our 1881 restored horse drawn will go on display in the main museum....
1949 Oxford Bus returns to Oxford for preservation
01 Feb 2016 00:00
After an overland and sea journey of 4,750 miles , OFC 395 finally arrived at the Oxford Bus Museum in Long Hanborough from Mayville, New York State USA . It has been 31 years since this ex-City of Oxford Motor Services 1949 AEC Regent III was last in Oxfordshire. As the picture show, there’s...
Bicycles celebrate 140 year anniversary in 2016
21 Jan 2016 00:00
The Oxford Bus Museum displays Bill Faulkner’s Collection of early bicycles and tricycles, which are on long term loan to the museum, as well as its better known collections of Vintage Buses and Morris Cars. One of the tricycles is 140 years old in 2016. Most people are familiar with modern...
Oxford Bus Museum Rally with free Vintage bus rides : Sunday 4 October
27 Sep 2015 16:15
This year our annual bus rally will be held on 4 October. Free Bus rides every 15 minutes on a selection of vintage vehicles will be run between 10am and 4pm from the museum next to Hanborough Railway Station to Kidlington Airport and/or around local villages. The limited free parking on site will...
Oxford Vintage Bus returning from America
27 Sep 2015 08:00
OFC 395, an AEC regent double decker bus, was acquired new in 1949 by City of Oxford Motor Services is being bought by the Oxford Bus Museum, a registered Charity, for restoration from its current owner in Maryville, New York State. OFC 395 was one of a fleet of 53 highbridge buses acquired between...
Oxford Bus Museum opens for Museums at Night
05 May 2015 20:15
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums will be taking part in Museum At Night’s late night opening on Wednesday 13 May. The museums are open every Wednesday from 10.30am until 4.30pm but on 13 May will remain open until 9pm. The museum is next to Hanborough Station and it is anticipated that commuters...
Oxford Bus Museum Welcomes Budget change
24 Mar 2015 10:12
The abolition of Vehicle Excise Duty on vehicles first registered before 1 January 1976 was announced in the Chancellor’s Budget. This will enable the museum to put more of its collection of Vintage Oxford buses on the road and have a wider selection of different types of buses available for use...

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Chris Butterfield
Tel: 01296 337622

Frank Collingwood
Tel: 01993811003