September 25th, 2016

Visitors roll into Wythall Transport Museum

Updated: 9:49 am, May 07, 2015

HUNDREDS of visitors rolled into Wythall Transport Museum over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Among the activities on offer were rides through the Worcestershire countryside on classic buses, refreshments at the café, 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.

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

All aboard – People queued at the bus stops for the popular rides. 1515009ABR1

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

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