FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This half term do you have children to entertain? Here is a different idea: Come to Long Hanborough on Wednesday 20 or Thursday 21 February for an enjoyable educational visit to the Museum. There is much to learn because the museum:
• Tells the history of road transport from 1820 to 2000,
• Will give free vintage bus rides to museum visitors at 11.30am and 2.30pm so that children experience bus travel in 1950s or 1960s with authentic ticket machines and conductors in period uniforms,
• Shows the development of buses and bicycles from their invention in 1817 and car manufacturing in Oxford by William Morris, who became Lord Nuffield,
• how the Cowley factory’s output changed during the two World Wars,
• In the play area has a “Playbus” for younger visitors with working lights, destination blind and of course steering wheel. The design is based on the pictured 1960 AEC Reliance of City of Oxford Bus Company. The play area also has toys (particularly model buses!) brass rubbing facilities and, for bored parents, a quiz to test knowledge of road signs.
Visitors can board some of our buses and explore them. The café and shop will be open on both days. We have limited free parking on site.
About 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 Saturdays in July & August, most Bank Holidays and New Year's Day but is closed from 19 to 31 December 2019 inclusive. There is a cafe and shop. The museum is run entirely by volunteers.
Entrance is only £5 for adults, £3 for children 5-15, under 5s free and family ticket £13
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