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The Transport Museum in Wythall

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Take the kids out for a day in the countryside. On our event days they’ll just love riding on the miniature steam railway and the old buses. On school holiday Saturdays and Wednesdays, the trains also run and there’s two bus rides into the countryside. On sunny days, you can enjoy a picnic on the grass.

And, bring your teddy to join in the “Teddy Bears Picnic” as our bears take a rest on their charabanc trip to Bearwood.

Then, the ‘Kids Kabin’ area is just outside the cafe, perfect to occupy the younger kids while you enjoy a cup of tea. Inside the kabin you’ll find all sorts of play things including a ball pond, a wooden railway, a pirate ship, a castle, colouring and activity sheets, toys and building bricks.

Near to the Kabin, kids can sit and play in the cab of the milk float, a good photo opportunity too!

The Power Hall also has several interactive exhibits, including a bus cab with authentic sounds, steering wheel and destination blind.

Check the what’s on guide to find out more about our events.

Welcome to Wythall. All facets of the museum are staffed by volunteers who you can see restoring and maintaining the collections. The Museum was originally set up by the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust, formed in 1977 as a registered charity. The museum site, based in Chapel Lane, Wythall, was acquired in February 1978. Buildings were opened in 1980, 1990, 2007 and 2012 to meet the Trust’s determination to have a roof over all its vehicles.

The halls now accommodate one of the most significant collections of preserved buses in the country. In addition we have two Birmingham fire engines and what we believe to be the finest collection of restored battery electric vehicles in the world.

A delightful miniature steam railway has been constructed and operated by the Elmdon Model Engineering Society. To find out more about the railway, click here to visit the separate Elmdon Model Engineering Society website.

The museum is now operated by the Transport Museum Wythall, a registered Charity Incorporated Organisation.

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