Museum Guide
Below is a guide to museums thare have a connection with public transport and are located in or local to the West Midlands area.

Please note: The details in this guide are provided in good faith. Stourbridge Interchange Website cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies contained in the above information. It is recommended that you contact the relevant museum before you visit.
Aston Manor Road Transport Museum
The museum at Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, WS9 8TP, is creating an imaginative display area for some of its collection of buses, trucks and a tram.

Although in much better condition than its temporary home nearby, the premises are smaller, only part of them can accommodate Double Deckers and the display area is too narrow to show 36ft Single Deckers. Some vehicles will remain stored off site, with periodic rotation of exhibits.

Opening Times: 10.30 - 16.00 Tuesdays, weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays from April, later also Tuesdays, mainly to cater for student visits.
Admission Details: £3 Adults, £2 Child, £9 Family (two adults and up to three children).

Event Days: £5 Adult, £2 Child, £13 Family.
Transport Details: Bus services from both Walsall and Birmingham including the 6, 7 and 997 from Walsall, with the 7 running down Northgate where alighting at the first stop means a short walk to Shenstone Drive.

From Birmingham are the 997 and 937A, the latter also using Northgate.

If alighting in the centre of Aldridge, walk along the B4152 (Northgate) for about half a mile to Shenstone Drive which is on the left.
Contact Details: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Shenstone Drive off Northgate, Aldridge, WSP 8TP.

Telephone: 01922 454761.


Black Country Living Museum
For bus enthusiasts, a highlight of the Black Country Living Museum is its trolleybus service, which operates on Wednesdays and Sundays and is the longest linear operated trolleybus service in the UK. There is also a motorbus collection, which includes a West Bromwich Daimler CVG6, a BMMO D9 and a West Riding Guy Wulfrunian.

Opening Times: March-October: Daily 10.00 - 17.00; November-February: Daily 10.00 - 16.00.
Admission Details: £17.95 adults, £14.95 Senior (65+), £8.95 child (aged 3-16)/students.

Family tickets: Two adults and up to Three Children £53.65; Two Adult and Two Children £46; One Adult and up to Three Children £38.30.

Parking is £3.50 per car. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more.

Discounts on tickets are available if booked online.
Transport Details: Nearest station is Tipton, 1 mile from the museum. Bus services 24, 229, 311 / 313 and 610 also pass the museum.
Contact Details: Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ.

Phone: 0121 557 9643.

Coventry Transport Museum
Containing a collection of more than 230 cars and commercial vehicles, plus cycles and motorcycles, the recently refurbished Museum of British Road Transport also has six buses and a mobile print room with a bus style body on a Daimler CVD6 chassis. Appropriately most were built in and around Coventry, once regarded as the home of the British automotive industry.

There are Coventry Corporation Daimlers, a Blue Bus Daimler CD650, whilst a Maudslay Marathon built in nearby Alcester is housed at the museum.

Opening Times: Open every day except 24 - 26 December and 1 January from 10.00 - 17.00.

Last admission is 16.30.
Admission Details: Admission to the Coventry Transport Museum is free.
Transport Details: The museum is located near to the Pool Meadow Bus Station in Coventry.

Services 17 or 27 can be caught from Coventry Railway Station.
Contact Details: Museum of British Road Transport, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1PN.

Telephone: 02476 234270.


Severn Valley Railway
Using a preserved railway line in the Severn Valley, the railway runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth passing through beautiful surroundings and villages such as Bewdley, Highley and Arley.

Run by volunteers, you can go back in time and ride the many steam engines that Severn Valley Railway have preserved.

Severn Valley Railway also host special events throughout the year including Santa's Special at Christmas.

Opening Times: Most weekends and School / Public Holidays throughout the year.
Admission Details: Prices vary depending on any events happening on the railway, and where you may want travel to and from.

Please contact Severn Valley Railway for more details.
Transport Details: Kidderminster Rail station is next to the Severn Valley Railway Station that is situated in Kidderminster.

Kidderminster bus station is a short walk of about 10 minutes from the town centre.
Contact Details: Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC, The Railway Station, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1BG.
Telephone: 01299 403816
The Transport Museum, Wythall
The Transport Museum, Chapel Lane, Wythall, near Birmingham has received considerable assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A new exhibition hall opened in 2007 to accompany two existing halls and the exhibits are displayed in a manner that is attractive to the general public, as well as enthusiasts.

The museum has around 90 buses and coaches, mainly Midlands connected, a miniature steam railway, fire engines and an unrivalled battery-electric vehicle display.

Opening Times: 11.00 - 16.30 (10.30 - 17.00 on major operating days), Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 28 March to 31 October. Also 11.00 - 16.30 Wednesdays during school holidays and half terms.

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
Admission Details: £4 (£7 on major operating days). Reduced prices for children. Family tickets also available.

Admission tickets can be upgraded to an all-day bus riding ticket at extra charge of £5 on major operating days.
Transport Details: The museum operates a service from Birmingham to the museum on major operating days.

Rail access is about a 25 minute walk from Wythall Railway Station.
Contact Details: The Transport Museum, Chapel Lane, Wythall, B47 6JX.

Telephone: 01564 826471.