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.
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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

No Booking!
Important19-03-2022 11:30
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 .
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.
Free Entry for National Lottery Supporters
General19-03-2022 11:13 (Updated: 14-04-2022 11:23)
There's free entry on production of a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard for the National Lottery Open Week  on 19–20 March 2022, 22 March, 26–27 March. Come and enjoy our range of buses and light commercial vehicles - you'll be made very welcome!

For full conditions, see the National Lottery Open Week page at https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/projects/national-lottery-open-week .
2022 Events Programme
Announcement04-02-2022 22:32 (Updated: 04-02-2022 22:34)
Good news, the 2022 events have now been published! They are all dependant on any restrictions that may be in force at the time, but let's be optimistic that 2022 will be less restricted than 2021.

Please see the events page for further details.
Face Coverings
Important13-12-2021 08:44
Please remember that, thanks to the new Government edict, all visitors and volunteers must now wear a face covering, unless exempt. We will appreciate your cooperation on this, and, on our part, we'll do our part to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Christmas closure
Announcement09-12-2021 08:48 (Updated: 13-12-2021 09:04)
A date for your diary - Sunday 19th December will be the last day the Museum is open before Christmas. We will then be closed over Christmas and New Year and will open our doors again to you all on January 8th. We hope that all our volunteers, supporters and visitors have a really good break and look forward to greeting you in January.
Transport Collectors' Fair
General20-11-2021 11:40 (Updated: 13-12-2021 09:06)
A reminder that our Transport Collectors' Fair will be on Sunday 28th November as advertised. Doors will open at 10.00 and all stand space is taken, so there should be lots to buy. Unfortunately, we will only be able to guarantee the Walsall feeder service, which starts from the Museum at 10.00, and from Hatherton Road (opposite the bus station) at 10.20, as we still have limited volunteers available, but we'll do our best to keep our visitors happy!
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.
Sunday 11th July is Coming! What are we doing instead of the Open Day?
Announcement08-07-2021 12:16 (Updated: 09-08-2021 12:28)
As we have already said, the planned Open Day is cancelled. There will be no stalls and no visiting vehicles on site, BUT we will still be open as normal on a Sunday, ready for the visitors with something other than football on their minds. Our own Museum shop is well-stocked and, as a treat, if the demand is there, we will be running free rides around Aldridge and Barr Beacon, using Museum-based buses.

Normal entrance fees will apply - adults £4, children £2 and family tickets £11; no booking necessary, though you may need to wait to come in should we be unexpectedly crowded. Please follow the Covid precautions and book in on the NHS Covid App or sign on our sheet, follow the distancing guidelines and, if you come on a bus, note that we are severely limiting numbers, so only sit where your crew advise 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.
Open Day Update - Cancelled!
Announcement20-06-2021 23:11
Open Day Update. With the extension of the Covid restrictions, and the difficulty of maintaining social distancing within the Museum building and on vehicles, we have had no option but to cancel the July 11th Open Day in its usual form. We really are sorry about that, as we were looking forward to seeing a full museum and lots of buses giving free rides, but, without a large number of volunteers, it just cannot happen.
Instead, we will be open normally on 11th July, with the addition of a small number of extra vehicles on display outside. There will be no sales stands or feeder bus services and the Museum admission will be the standard £4 (adult), £2 (child) and £11 (family).
The situation is constantly under review and, if we can add something extra  to the day between now and 11th July we will. We’ll let you know via our Facebook page and the website, so keep your eyes open.
Father's Day Treat?
General19-06-2021 20:11
Remember that it's Father's Day and the Museum is open to visitors, so why not give Dad a treat and take him to see our collection of buses and commercial vehicles - not to mention the V12 E-type Jaguar? No special events, no stalls, but we'll be very pleased to see you.
Remember - We are open again!
Announcement30-05-2021 23:34 (Updated: 18-06-2021 22:29)
In case anyone has doubts, the Museum is once again open on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays - and Bank Holiday Mondays, too. The opening hours are, as before, 10.30 to 16.00 each day. 

All our Covid precautions are in place - so please make sure that you sign in or use the Covid App to log in, and follow the rules and route advertised. Unfortunately, because of Covid, we cannot at the moment give general access to the interior or cabs of the vehicles, but if you want a better look - or have any other question about our exhibits, do ask one of the Museum volunteers.
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.
Opening May 18th
Announcement05-05-2021 14:46 (Updated: 28-08-2021 12:23)
Following a lengthy closure over lockdown, we're pleased to say the museum re-opened it's doors to visitors on Tuesday 18th May. Safety precautions will be in place to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Upcoming Events

 We regularly hold themed events at the museum, including free bus rides!
Oct
16
Sun
Autumn Leaves Running Day
Our final running day of the year with, a choice of routes and a choice of buses, plus sales stands.
Nov
27
Sun
Annual Transport Collectors' Fair
Sellers from across the country with a vast selection of items aimed at the discerning enthusiast. Photographs, models and more!