September 26th, 2016

Wheels on the bus go round for Easter in Wythall

Wheels on the bus go round for Easter in Wythall Wheels on the bus go round for Easter in Wythall
Updated: 11:17 am, May 07, 2015

RESIDENTS will be able to get a ticket to ride vintage buses and see a host of other vehicles dating back to the 1930s at Wythall Transport Museum this bank holiday weekend.

The Chapel Lane venue will be open from 11am to 4.30pm on Easter Sunday (April 5) and bank holiday Monday (April 6).

The popular attraction has an exhibition hall which showcases more than 100 classic buses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans as well as a 1949 Wolverhampton trolleybus which is powered by electricity through overhead wires.

And this weekend, the miniature steam railway will be operational, the cafe will be serving hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes and there will be a teddy bears’ picnic.

Dave Taylor, trustee at the museum, said: “Easter really marks the start of our visitor season and our volunteers have been working hard to prepare the buses to ensure they’re in tip-top condition.

“Many of the vehicles here have played a big role in helping Midlanders to travel around the region, whether that be for work or leisure, so it’s great to be able to give people an opportunity to take a closer look at these fascinating machines.”

The transport museum is gearing up for its busy summer season by hosting visits from school and nursery children.

One group to go to the museum was the neighbouring Wendy House Day Nursery – staff and children got to sit at the wheel of a classic bus and learn more about the vintage vehicles.

Sadie Bishop, of the Wendy House Day Nursery, said: “The children absolutely love coming to the museum, especially when they get an opportunity to sit at the wheel of a great big bus – they found that really exciting.

“They also love riding on the miniature steam railway, it’s great fun.”

Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for children and £15 for two adults and two children.

For further information about the museum, visit www.wythall.org.uk.

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