FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Oxford Bus Museum will be taking part in the national Open Doors event on Saturday 8th September and giving free bus rides round Oxford using a selection of its historic fleet. Buses from the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s did not have doors for the passengers but a platform at the back where they could board and alight.
Vintage Buses will give a frequent circular tour of Oxford from 10.15am until 3.30pm as part of the national Open Doors celebration. Passengers can board and alight at various stops around Oxford. Buses will travel in an anti-clockwise direction. Stops will include Oxford Station, High Street, and George Street. Full details of all stops are on our website at www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk .
Also a vintage bus will be parked in Bonn Square, Queen Street where volunteers will give more information about the service and displays, exhibits and opening times at the Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums, which is located next to Hanborough Railway Station, eight miles north west of Oxford.
The buses will be manned entirely by volunteers.
NOTES FOE EDITORS
The Oxford Bus Museum tells the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years and preserving and presenting in an engaging and informative way the story of how people travelled in and around Oxford’. Our exhibits include historic preserved horse-drawn vehicles, buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts (bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters, staff uniforms etc.) and lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport history.
Since 2004 we've also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the city. Our impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris's life.
We also have a unique collection of 40 vintage bicycles. It wouldn't be Oxford without bikes!
The museum is a charity and run entirely by volunteers. There is free parking and a café.
The museum is 70 yards from Hanborough Railway Station just off the A4095 in Long Hanborough. The full address is Old Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Witney OX29 8LA
Chris Butterfield 01296 337622
Frank Collingwood 01993 811003 or 07785 274891
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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