September 26th, 2016

Hundreds rolled in to Wythall Transport Museum

Updated: 10:48 am, May 07, 2015

HUNDREDS of visitors rolled into Wythall Transport Museum over the bank holiday weekend where there were a variety of activities for people to enjoy.

Among them were rides through the Worcestershire countryside on classic buses, refreshments at the cafe, a teddy bears’ picnic and the exhibition hall which featured a host of vehicles from different decades, including buses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans.

The popular venue was open on Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday, marking the start of the visitor season.

Museum trustee Dave Taylor said: “We had a fantastic turnout for our first big weekend of the year, with more than 750 visitors coming through the gates on Bank Holiday Monday, making it our best ever Easter.

“The good weather certainly helped bring folk outdoors but we also are getting feedback that more and more people are taking an interest in history and visiting museums such as ours.”

He added one of the most popular attractions was the classic bus rides and a lot of people also rode the miniature steam railway and made full use of the picnic areas.

Visit www.wythall.org.uk for more on the museum and forthcoming opening days.

Tickets please – Volunteer Chris Lees in his conductors outfit. 1515009ABR5

Full steam ahead – Richard and Anne Hollwey with their children Edward, two, Alana, four, and Imogen, six, on the miniature train. 1515009ABR4

If you go down to the museum today… – Finn O’Neill, five, with his mum Amanda and dad Paul being driven by a teddy bear as part of the teddy bears’ picnic. 1515009ABR2

Having a wheely good time – James Westwood, three, in the driver’s seat of a Midland Red D9 with his dad Stuart Westwood. 1515009ABR3

Hustle and bus-tle – The day proved to be a popular event. 1515009ABR6

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