Aldridge Transport Museum
Displaying the legacy of road transport in the West Midlands
Aston Manor Road Transport Museum
What to expect at our museum...
 A wide range of vehicles
 Buses
 Commercial Vehicles
 Private Cars
 Transport Memorabilia
 ... All with a West Midlands connection.
You will also see vehicles in various stages of restoration, and we intend to have many of these back to roadworthy condition soon.
New! Take a virtual tour!
We need your help!

The Museum is a charity run by volunteers and entirely self-funded, we cannot survive without your help. If you'd like to help us out, please consider donating below.

News

Christmas and New Year Closures
Announcement03-12-2022 19:35 (Updated: 03-12-2022 22:59)
Christmas is coming and with it the chance for the Museum and its volunteers to take a few days break. The Museum will close after business on Sunday, 18th December and reopen as normal on Saturday, January 7th. 

We hope all our friends, supporters and volunteers have an enjoyable Christmas and wish them a safe and prosperous New Year.
'A Walk through the Museum' Videos Revised and Updated
General03-12-2022 20:36
The original 'Walk through the Museum' videos were prepared during lockdown, to give a flavour of what you could see were the Museum to be open normally.

They have proved popular, but we have now revised them to reflect changes in our exhibits and also to recognise that you may not be able to visit in person, even though we are now open normally. 

Clicking the 'Virtual Tour' button above will take you to our YouTube playlist, where you'll find the original and revised videos - as we go to press, three out of the four videos have been fully updated, one still to go.

If you like them, why not give us a bit of support - entrance is £4, so why not click the PayPal donation button above and help us maintain the exhibits for your future enjoyment.
Christmas and Mince Pies
Announcement03-12-2022 20:12 (Updated: 03-12-2022 20:42)
The main events of 2022 are over, but remember that we have a Christmas-themed day on Sunday, 11th December, when Great Barr brass will be joining us at 13.00 to give us a couple of hours of Christmas music, while you will be welcome to hot mince pies.
Rare Ticket Machine on Display
General03-12-2022 19:29
Now on display is a rare Verometer ticket machine, dating from the 1930s. These were among the first machines to print tickets as they were issued and were widely used by Midland Red, as well as Lincoln Corporation, in whose home town they were made by Clayton. More information to follow on 'Our Collection' pages.
New Vacancies
Announcement14-04-2022 11:22 (Updated: 14-04-2022 15:31)
We've added some new positions to the vacancies page. Click here to find out more.
No Booking!
Important19-03-2022 11:30 (Updated: 03-12-2022 19:24)
Just a reminder that we don't require advance bookings - just come along and pay at the desk when you arrive. Cash or cards are equally acceptable - any queries, ring the Museum during opening hours or drop an E-mail to amrtm1@aol.co.uk .
2023 Events Programme
Announcement04-02-2022 22:32 (Updated: 03-12-2022 22:59)
The first poster for the 2023 events has now been published! As time goes on, we'll issue updates and put more details on the Events page.

Donations - at no cost to you.
General02-09-2021 23:59
In the past few months, our supporters have donated an extra few pounds to us - at no cost to themselves! By registering on their Amazon account to support the Museum (listed as Aston Manor Road Transport Museum Limited) through www.smile.amazon.co.uk , a small percentage of Amazon's income comes to the Museum, at no extra cost to you. It's easy to set up - just follow the link at the top of this page. All you need to remember is to go onto Amazon via your www.smile.amazon.co.uk page and the rest happens automatically.

Amounts are small per transaction - but they all add up! We've just had enough from Smile.Amazon to pay for a vital spare part, so every little hlps!
Back to Normal........ Nearly
General09-08-2021 12:26
Just another reminder that we are almost back to normal - open on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30 to 16.00 (last admission about 15.30). We're still asking for social distancing and for you to follow the indicated route, where appropriate, and to register with the track and trace system, as many of our volunteers are in the vulnerable category. Apart from that, come and have a wander - most of the vehicles are open at least as far as the door, so you can have a good look inside.

We've had lots of books and models donated, so the shop is well stocked, too - at all prices, so plenty of pocket money toys available.

Give us a look - we look forward to seeing you.
Why Not Join Us?
General27-06-2021 16:55
If you like what we are doing, why not join us as a Member? Membership is just £25 a year, which will give you free entry to the Museum and four regular Newsletters. You'll also have the opportunity to have your say at the Annual General Meeting and, of course, to contribute by giving us a bit of assistance if you would like. Life membership is also available; details on request.

We're a friendly group of people and would love to have more of you as part of our organisation. We'll get a Membership Form added to this page soon, but for now, if you'd like to join, drop us an e-mail to amrtm1@aol.co.uk and we'll send one across to you.
Donate while you shop!
Important05-05-2021 15:08
In the current situation, there will be a lot more online shopping by everyone. Did you know? You can donate to us while you shop without any extra cost to you! Simply use Amazon Smile or EasyFundraising and select us as your charity. 

See section above for details.

Upcoming Events

 We regularly hold themed events at the museum, including free bus rides!
Dec
11
Sun
Christmas and Mince Pies!
The Museum will be open 10.30 to 16.00, with music from Great Barr Brass between 13.00 and 15.00
(No free bus services operating for this event)
Mar
11
Sat
Winter Running Day
More details to come!
Apr
23
Sun
Spring Running Day
Free bus service from Walsall to the museum.
More details to come!