October 1st, 2016

Perfect Father’s Day at Wythall’s Transport Museum

Perfect Father’s Day at Wythall’s Transport Museum Perfect Father’s Day at Wythall’s Transport Museum
Updated: 2:31 pm, May 30, 2015

Wythall’s Transport Museum is set to be just the ticket this Father’s Day when kids big and small are invited to experience the sights and sounds of historic vehicles.

And The Standard has teamed up with the museum to offer readers the chance to win one of 12 family tickets (each for four people) to the venue on Father’s Day, including free entry to the museum and bus transport from pick-up points in Bromsgrove or Redditch.

The bus will pick-up from Bromsgrove Bus Station at 11am and Redditch Bus Station at 11.25am.

It will depart The Transport Museum at 3pm arriving in Redditch at 3.20pm and Bromsgrove at 3.45pm.

The museum will open its gates on June 21, giving dads an opportunity to take a ride on a range of vintage buses and miniature steam engines.

The venue, just north of junction 3 on the M42, boasts one of the country’s largest collections of classic buses, in addition to a fascinating array of electric vehicles such as milk floats.

There is also a teddy bears’ picnic area in the grounds of the museum, giving families a chance to relax amid viewing exhibits.

Dave Taylor, trustee at the museum, said it would provide a great day out for families this Father’s Day.

“There is something for everyone to see at The Transport Museum and we’re sure dads will love getting up close to some of the region’s historic buses.

“We’ve got vehicles dating from 1990s back to the 1910s, offering an opportunity to dads of all ages to enjoy vintage transport that has been familiar throughout their lives.

“We’re also running a number of classic vehicles on Father’s Day and families will be welcome to take a ride around the picturesque countryside of North Worcestershire.”

Among the attractions at the museum are a selection of Midland Red vehicles, a Wolverhampton trolley bus, which is a cross between an electrified tram and a bus, Birmingham City and West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive vehicles in their distinctive blue and cream livery, along with a collection of early milk floats dating back to the 1930s.

Prices for the event days are £6 adults, £3 children, and a £15 family ticket covers two adults and two children.

For further information about the museum, please visit www.wythall.org.uk or to enter our competition, answer our question:

Which ‘70s transport-themed sitcom featured characters called Blakey and Butler?

A: On the Buses B: Rising Damp C: The Good Life Send your answer, along with your name and contact details to: editor@bromsgrovestandard.co.uk or Transport Museum Competition, The Standard, Webb House, Church Green East, Redditch B98 8BP.

The deadline for entries in midday next Friday (June 6).