Aldridge Transport Museum
Displaying the legacy of road transport in the West Midlands
Aston Manor Road Transport Museum
Models in the Museum - Coming Very Soon! (21st July, 2024)
"Models in the Museum" is now only a few days away - Sunday 21st July. 23 stands, with railway models from N gauge up to 5", steam, electric and diesel, outline plus model tramways, model boats of all sorts and even model buses. Includes three trade stands, so bring some cash!
Doors open at 10:00, closes 16:00 prompt. Entrance £6 adult, £2 children, £15 family, including a free Show Guide.
Free feeder bus from Walsall (Hatherton Road) at 10:20 and every half an hour, returning at 11:00 and half-hourly from the Museum. If you're coming by car, please park at Aldridge Community Centre, off Middlemore Lane (WS9 8AN) and use our free Park and Ride buses - very limited blue badge parking only on site.
If you have any queries before the event, please use e-mail (, not Messenger; on Sunday itself , ring 01922 454761, as e-mail and Facebook will not be continuously monitored.
See more news belowLast Updated: 15-07-2024 20:41
What to expect at our museum...
 A wide range of vehicles
 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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Harper's Visit
General06-07-2024 18:03 (Updated: 06-07-2024 18:06)
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We were thrilled to have a visit from Mrs. Valerie Harper and her daughter Vicki. They kindly brought a few more bits of interesting memorabilia from Harper Bros buses and we were able to show them our own display dedicated to the much-missed Harper fleet. 

As always with these visits, we learn so much history from the chat that goes on and we do hope to see Valerie and Vicki again before long. If only we had a running Harper's coach to give them a ride - maybe one day before long!
New Video Posted on YouTube
General27-06-2024 11:36 (Updated: 06-07-2024 18:05)
A new video is now on our YouTube channel - if you like MCW Metroriders, this could be for you! will launch at 14:00 today - a ride on our Park and Ride service from the Museum to Aldridge Community Centre and back through the village, shot during the Running Day on Sunday.
Telephone Issues!
Important26-06-2024 15:35 (Updated: 15-07-2024 20:41)
Please do not try and telephone the Museum for the next few days! The system is being updated - and should be far better once completed - but at the moment the equipment to use with the new system has not been delivered, despite the system upgrade having been done.

Update on 1st July - despite our best efforts over the weekend, the phone system is still not functioning correctly, so please be patient. We can cope with 1950s technology - 2020s is more of an issue!

If you need to contact us, please e-mail or use Facebook/Messenger - we'll let you know when things are back to normal.
Models in the Museum - Sunday 21st July, 2024
Announcement15-06-2024 21:07
This year's Models in the Museum is coming soon - Sunday, July 21st. More details very soon - watch this space.
2024 Annual Open and Running Day - 23rd June 2024
Announcement15-06-2024 21:00 (Updated: 27-06-2024 11:37)
Just a week to go before our Annual Open and Running Day, on Sunday 23rd June 2024 - come and visit the Museum and have a ride on our own buses and a number of visiting vehicles, as well as seeing the museum exhibits inside. Sales stands with transport books and models, hot and cold drinks available. Sadly the Excel (shown in the poster) will not be present as the outsourced repairs are still not completed.

More details of what vehicles will be with us and what routes we plan to operate will be added during the week, but Tracline Metrobus 8110 will be the first feeder bus from Walsall (Hatherton Road) at 10:20, there will then be a  bus every half an hour. If you come by car, please park at Aldridge Community Centre (WS9 8AN) and use our Walsall feeder buses or the Park and Ride bus (probably Metrorider 685), which will run as required.

Any queries on the day, please ring 01922 454761 - please do not use e-mail or Messenger on the day, as they will not be monitored. See less
Bristol Visitor!
General04-05-2024 19:16
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We always like it when visitors arrive in interesting vehicles, and none more interesting than this glorious former Crosville Bristol RELH AFM106G (CRG106). It brought the group from 'LUPTS in exile' on their Bus Tour 'The Staffordshire Knot'. We hope they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed having them with us.
Next Two Running Days - New Poster
General17-03-2024 20:57 (Updated: 20-04-2024 15:14)
Here's the poster for the next two Running Days and the Art Day, as about to appear in the Press. 
Art in the Museum
Announcement17-03-2024 19:20 (Updated: 17-03-2024 19:50)
Sunday, 19th May 2024 sees the second of our Art in the Museum days. Displays by local artists and featuring a live art studio taking place every hour. Promoted by the Museum with great assistance from the Walsall Society of Artists ( , it promises a very different day, held against the backdrop of our historic vehicles.
Coming Soon - Spring Running Day
Announcement17-03-2024 19:07 (Updated: 04-05-2024 19:21)
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Coming up - our Spring Running Day! This coming Sunday, we will have a great range of buses giving free rides on three different services - Walsall, Barr Beacon and Chasewater. As usual, full timetable will be available in the Programme when you arrive, but the first feeder bus from Walsall will be Leyland PD2 2222, departing Walsall, Hatherton Road, at 10:20.
Vsiting buses offering rides will include ex-SELNEC Fleetline RNA236T and BCT PS2 2231, plus at least three others, while BMMO C1 3301 and another very special coach have been promised as display vehicles. A good selection of classic cars are likely to be on display as well - what we need is good weather - and YOU!

Please remember, if you are coming by car, park at the Aldridge Community Centre, off Middlemore Lane, WS9 8AN, and use our Park and Ride service or the Walsall feeder buses. Any queries on the day, please call 01922 454761 - Facebook and Messenger is not monitored during the event.
National Lottery Open Week
Announcement07-03-2024 10:06 (Updated: 17-03-2024 18:58)
Once again, we are opening our doors as part of National Lottery Open Week. From March 10th to March 17th (NOT March 9th), the Museum is offering free entry to anyone bringing a lottery ticket or scratchcard, by way of saying thank you to all the National Lottery players who have funded grants over the past few years. One proof of purchase will admit a maximum of five people, including children, free of charge. 

In practice, free entry will be available on Sunday 10th, Tuesday 12th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March ONLY.

Many people assume that the Museum is reimbursed for the lack of admission payments through this scheme, but this is not so. Any donations in lieu of entrance fees will be very gratefully received!

First Running Day Coming Up - Saturday March 9th
Announcement05-03-2024 19:21 (Updated: 17-03-2024 18:55)
First running day of 2024 coming up on Saturday, so we're looking forward to seeing you with us. Timetable available when you buy your programme, but the first bus leaves the Museum for Walsall at 14:00. As usual, there will be minimal parking near the Museum, so please use the Park and Ride at Aldridge Community Centre (Ws9 8AN), when the Walsall buses will call as they pass and Metrorider 685 will provide transport to the Museum.
Visiting buses promised include WMPTE Fleeetlines 7000 and 3880, LTE green RF627 and Beadle-Commer WKJ787 - maybe more on the day.
As always, please don't try and use Facebook or Messenger to contact us on Saturday, as it they are not monitored during the day - if you need to contact us, please ring 01922 454761.
Revised Admission Charges
Announcement18-02-2024 13:55 (Updated: 19-05-2024 07:15)
A Reminder that Revised Admission Charges are now in force, as laid out below - we're still good value for money!

Our standard Adult admission charge will increase to £5 from Easter Saturday, 30th March 2024. This applies to Adult admissions (16 and over), and the family ticket will consequently increase to £13.

Other ticket prices will remain unchanged, including those covering our events.

Hence, from 30th March 2024 onwards, charges will be:

                                                                         Normal   Event
Adult Admission: (16 years and over)                £5       £6
Child admission (5-15 years inclusive):             £2        £2
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)    £13       £15

Under 5 years admitted without charge.
Carers are normally admitted free with a paying visitor, at the discretion of Museum staff and based on one carer per visitor maximum.
Events - March and April 2024
Announcement09-01-2024 18:41 (Updated: 09-01-2024 18:46)
It's New Year, so the first events of 2024 are coming soon. Here's a flyer for the March Evening Running Day, when there's an opportunity to see classic buses running with their lights on and savour the period interiors - just like going home from work or school! In April, we hope the weather will have become spring-like and you can have a ride in the countryside of Barr Beacon and South Staffordshire. 

If you'd like to enter a vehicle or have a sales stand, there are forms you can print off, see the Events Programme 2024 News Item.
Museum Open
General06-01-2024 09:39 (Updated: 18-02-2024 13:55)
The waiting is over! 

We're Open Now after the Christmas and New Year break and look forward to seeing you again - normal opening hours - 10:30 to 16:00, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Come and see us soon!
Events Programme 2024
Announcement23-12-2023 18:53 (Updated: 09-01-2024 18:51)
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Here is the poster covering our planned events for 2024 - we'll give you more details as the dates get nearer. 

If you would like to bring a vehicle to display or use, or have a Sales Stand, you will find Entry Forms attached - please deal direct with Richard Gray (as on the form), rather than e-mail the Museum or use Facebook.

Do keep looking at the website and the Facebook page for more details and any changes. We look forward to seeing you during the coming year.
Christmas Welcome to Special Visitors
General16-12-2023 20:15
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It was great to welcome Caroline's Tea Bus and their clients to the Museum today, along with the Great Barr Brass Band. We hope that you all enjoyed your visit and come and see us again soon.

We'll try and add some video of the band on YouTube before long.
Happy Christmas!
Announcement07-12-2023 10:28 (Updated: 23-12-2023 18:55)
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Happy Christmas from Aldridge Transport Museum!

Just another few days before we close to Christmas, but meanwhile we will welcome you with lights and decorations. Sunday 17th December will be the last day we're open this year, then you'll have to wait until Saturday, January 6th when we reopen for 2024.
Happy Christmas!
Announcement07-12-2023 10:17 (Updated: 06-01-2024 09:39)
Happy Christmas from Aldridge Transport Museum!

Just another few days before we close to Christmas, but meanwhile we will welcome you with lights and decorations. Sunday 17th December will be the last day we're open this year, then you'll have to wait until Saturday, January 6th when we reopen for 2024. (See below for festive pictures!).
Something Different for Christmas!
General09-11-2023 11:01
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Fancy something different for Christmas? 
We are pleased to be hosting Caroline's Tea Bus for a Christmas Tea on Saturday, 16th December. See their website for details on how to book for an unusual afternoon at the Museum. 
Please note - this is NOT a Museum Event and tickets cannot be bought from us, but we will be open to regular visitors at the time.
Meadows Badge Added
General07-11-2023 21:29
An attractive new addition to our collection today, in the shape of this smart 'Meadows Diesel' badge, which will take its place in our badge display over the next few days. Although we do not run any vehicles with a Meadows diesel engine, we do, of course, have the Meadows petrol engine in the former Guy Works ambulance. Meadows had a long close relationship with their neighbours Guy, though their diesel engines did not enjoy the best reputation when used in buses. An appropriate information notice will be added to the badge display; as always, we are very grateful to the member of the public who kindly donated this item.
Ken Rickus
Announcement05-11-2023 08:52 (Updated: 07-12-2023 10:31)
Yet again, we have to announce the loss of one of our key volunteers. Sadly, Ken Rickus, who has masterminded our Archive Room since we moved to Aldridge in 2012, died last week. Ken had been a long-term supporter of the Museum and had driven for us on Running Days until reduced mobility inhibited his activities, but his work on the Archives continued to the end. 

We send our sympathy to his family at this sad time, and will greatly miss Ken's presence around the Museum.
November Collectors Fair
Announcement09-10-2023 20:12
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Here is the advert for the Collectors' Fair in November - more details to come soon. If you would like a stall, please download and complete the attached form and send it to the address shown on the form.
November Collectors Fair
Announcement09-10-2023 20:10
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Here is the advert for the Collectors' Fair in November - more details to come soon. If you would like a stall, please download and complete the attached form and send it to the address shown on the form.
News Autumn Leaves Running Day Coming Up
General09-10-2023 19:47 (Updated: 07-12-2023 10:17)
Autumn Leaves Running Day next Sunday (15th October) - last running day of the year, so come and have a ride to Walsall, Chasewater or around Barr Beacon. More about the vehicles over the next day or so, but here's the poster for the event!
Autumn Leaves Running Day Coming Up
Announcement09-10-2023 19:45 (Updated: 05-11-2023 08:55)
Autumn Leaves Running Day next Sunday (15th October) - last running day of the year, so come and have a ride to Walsall, Chasewater or around Barr Beacon. More about the vehicles over the next day or so, but here's the poster for the event!
Try Something Very Different!
Announcement08-10-2023 12:06
The Museum is working with Caroline's Tea Bus to give families a different experience in the run up to Christmas. Look at their website for details and to book for the event which will be on Saturday, 16th December: 

Look around the Museum at our exhibits - suitably decorated, after having a Christmas-themed tea beautifully served aboard Caroline's double-deck bus. Please note that the Museum cannot take bookings for this event, which must be made through Caroline's Tea Bus, but the Museum will be open normally at the same time.
Community Hobby and Pastimes Groups 2023 - This Weekend
Announcement18-09-2023 13:37
After the success of the Charity Fair last Sunday, this coming Sunday we have another Community event this coming Sunday, 24th September. 

We are welcoming 10 or more groups from Light Opera to Birdwatching, Model Making to Folk Dancing, to entice you to get involved. Come along - it might change your life! 

Normal admission will apply (£4 adult, £2 child, £11 family) - and, of course, all our normal exhibits will be on show as well.
Heritage Open Days 2023 - This Weekend
Announcement14-09-2023 20:04 (Updated: 18-09-2023 13:38)
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Come and see us FREE this weekend! As in past years, we are participating in Heritage Open Days, where the Museum will be open as usual on Saturday and Sunday but without charge. No special bus events or activities, but a great chance to look at our vehicles, exhibits and displays. 

If you ask very nicely on Sunday afternoon, you might get a ride around the block thrown in, if there are enough people visiting and we have a driver available! 16th and 17th September, 10:30 to 16:00 each day.

Not only is it Heritage Open Days this weekend, but on Sunday we will be hosting a Charity Day, where our visitors can meet seven local charities, covering all sorts of fields of work.
Five Cylinders to Wednesbury - A Cab Ride
General31-08-2023 09:51
Our trip to Wednesbury in 3002 last week created a lot of interest. Now we've posted an in-cab video of the journey across to Wednesbury, plus a few extra shots as well. Catch it at - all the 29 minutes of the journey around Walsall and up to Wednesbury.
Alan Head
Announcement29-08-2023 09:17 (Updated: 29-08-2023 16:44)
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It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Alan Head after a short illness. Alan has been our main coachmaker volunteer for the past few years and had previously volunteered at Chasewater Railway; in his working life, he had been at Hartshornes (Volvo Truck and Bus dealers) in Walsall. 

We will miss Alan considerably and send our condolences to his friends and family.
Events - Late 2023
Announcement18-08-2023 18:13 (Updated: 14-09-2023 20:06)
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The final two regular Museum events of the year - the Running Day in October and the Collectors' Fair in November. Below is the advert - and also the forms to book your vehicle in, or to book a stall (sorry these are in jpg format at the moment, but pdf versions will follow).

Remember there will be other special days - Heritage Open Days on 16th and 17th September, a Charity Day on 17th September and a Hobbies' Day on 24th September. We'll give more details nearer the time.
Models in the Museum - A successful day.
General23-07-2023 21:06
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With over 250 visitors and nearly 90 exhibitors staff, the Museum saw one of its busiest days for some time. There have been many positive comments from Visitors and Exhibitors alike; whether the poor weather persuaded more people to come or put them off is a moot point!

Thanks to all the Exhibitors and Visitors who made the event the success it clearly was. Apologies for a few early hiccups during the setting up while everyone found their places, but it all settled very well as the day moved on. Thanks too to our volunteers who put long hours into moving the exhibits out to make room for the exhibitors - and then getting everything back in once the exhibitors had left - as well as running the shop and stalls, providing refreshments and crewing the feeder buses during the show.

There were some fantastic models and layouts on display, covering railways, aircraft, ships and more; we hope that we will be able to hold a similar event in the future.
Back to Birmingham
Announcement13-07-2023 17:02 (Updated: 17-07-2023 21:08)
Thirteen years after leaving its original premises in Witton and moving to Aldridge, the Museum has been involved in talks about returning to Birmingham. Councillor Morriam Jan, Lead Councillor for Perry Barr, having good memories of visiting the Museum in Witton as a child, contacted us when the former National Express bus garage in Perry Barr became vacant and its use as a community hub became an aim. The project would be part of an overall plan for the regeneration of the whole Perry Barr area over the next few years.

Talks are at a very early stage, and the success of the whole project will depend on many factors, not least of which is the financial viability of such a move and how the Museum would dovetail in with the many other potential users of the site. However, with the heritage if the building, it would be appropriate if the future of the garage could involve a display of former West Midlands buses. The space and maintenance facilities would overcome many of the issues of our present site in Aldridge, as well as offering enhanced opportunities for developing the offering to visitors.

We will keep you informed of how the discussions progress and thank all those who are supporting us in this project; it will be some time before anything positive can be announced.
Website Developments
Announcement08-07-2023 11:48
As you may have found, the website was down for few hours this morning; we apologise if you tried to reach us, but the site has been migrated to a new host. This has changed the site from http to https, which should overcome the security warnings that you may have seen over the past few months. 

We're planning to give more information on the site in the future, including a 'Members only' section, giving access to some of our archives - watch this space!
Coming soon - Models in the Museum
Announcement01-07-2023 23:11 (Updated: 23-07-2023 21:07)
Only a few days to go before our first Models in the Museum since 2019. The Museum will be full of model displays and layouts - it should be a superb event with something for everyone.

 There will be free buses from Walsall (Hatherton Rd., opposite the bus station) every half hour from 10.20am, if you come by car, please park at the Community Centre car park, off Middlemore Lane, Aldridge (WS9 8AN) and catch either the free bus from Walsall to the Museum or the park and ride bus if demand requires it.

Do please note that the event is on Saturday, 22nd July and not the Sunday.
Special Coop Admission - Sunday, 2nd July
General30-06-2023 17:44
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As you know, we have the privilege of showing three vehicles owned by Central England Coop. On Sunday, the Coop is giving their members the chance to see these gems of Coop history free by offering free admission on production of a Coop Membership card. We look forward to greeting to lots of you on Sunday!
VIP Visitors
General30-06-2023 17:32
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We were very pleased to welcome Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, and Wendy Morton, our local MP, to the Museum this morning. Before sitting down to discussions about the future development of the Museum, we were able to demonstrate some guided transport from the past, in the shape of WMPTE Tracline Metrobus 8110 and Birmingham tram 107.
Open and Running Day - June 25th - in review!
General26-06-2023 18:52
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The June Open and Running Day was a really good, if rather hot, day and we must thank all those who came as visitors, vehicle owners and drivers and, of course, our own volunteers. With the heat, everyone found the day a mixture of enjoyable and hard going, but it was a successful Event in many ways.
Apologies for those that suffered delays after the D9 breakdown in Longwood Road; for some reason, the bus was very unhappy with the heavy load and needed ever-lower gears on the pull up to the Beacon, with ensuing, very visible, fumes. We hope we responded well and thank Roger Burdett for providing his D9 as a replacement; the odd thing was that, devoid of its load, the bus performed exceptionally well on its way back to the Museum.
Apologies too to the visitors who found themselves at Chasewater with no room on the returning bus; this has happened before and we will consider how to overcome the issue for the future.

Annual Open and Running Day - Sunday 25th June 2023
General18-06-2023 11:36 (Updated: 26-06-2023 18:32)
Next weekend sees our Annual Open and Running Day; all the final details of buses and time tables will be in your Programme when you pay for Museum admission, but here are a few clues!

The timetable will be the same as it was for our April Running Day, with a choice of three routes - Walsall, Barr Beacon and  Chasewater. As usual, the first bus from Walsall will leave from Hatherton Street (opposite the Bus Station) at 10.20 and calling at the Community Centre Park and Ride site (WS9 8AN) at 10.35; if all goes to plan it should be BCT Leyland PD2 2222. There will be very little parking at the Museum, so please use the Park and Ride if possible.

Highlights should be two Midland Red D9 buses in service, our resident 5370 and Roger Burdett's 5424. Other visitors scheduled include BMMO C1 coach 3301 and ex-Stevensons Olympian F97PRE - maybe more cluse later! Sadly, the visit from the National Express Mobile Driver Simulator (Scania bus 1837) has been cancelled, although we hope to welcome them to a future event.

Remember - no booking, pay at the door. Any queries on the day, please ring the Museum on 01922 454761 - e-mails and Facebook are not coninuously monitored during the event.
Summer Holiday Opening - Back to Normal Now
Announcement06-06-2023 18:11 (Updated: 09-10-2023 19:47)
Summer is over - officially anyway, so our period of opening for an extra day is also over. We have been delighted by all the extra visitors who have come to see us on Thursdays during school holidays and hope our visitors enjoyed their visit as much. 

We're now back to normal opening, so we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday, 10:30 to 16:00. Keep watching out for special events - we'll use the website and Facebook to keep you updated.

New Addition to the Vehicle Collection
Announcement06-06-2023 18:03
We are very pleased to welcome a new vehicle to the Museum collection, in the shape of this baby Dennis Javelin with Plaxton Paramount body. New to Hereford and Worcester Council in June 1991 as H804WNP, latterly it has been H5WCT with Walsall Community Transport, to whom we are very grateful for passing this lovely little 33 seat (+wheelchair lift) coach onto the Museum. The coach is currently in off-site storage but will move to the Museum within the next week or two for a little essential work, before joining the running fleet, but it is not yet on view.
Special Opening Times - May-June 2023
Announcement28-04-2023 17:02 (Updated: 06-06-2023 18:11)
Over the next few weeks, there are a Bank Holidays, the school half term break and, of course, the Coronation. Here's a summary of the extra opening days for the Museum - and we won't be open at all on Coronation Day, as the indication is that most people will be watching the event on TV.

1st May - Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) - Museum Open
6th May - Coronation Day (Saturday) - Museum Closed All Day
8th May - Bank Holiday (Monday) - Museum Open
21st May - 'Art in the Museum' event (Sunday) - Museum open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, free bus from Walsall.
29th May - Spring Bank Holiday (Monday) - Museum Open
31st May/1st June - Half Term (Wednesday/Thursday) - Museum Open

Other than these days, our normal opening of Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday each week will apply. Opening hours are 10.30am to 4.00pm (except where shown).

We hope that you will like the extra opening during the Bank Holidays and at Half-term - do come and see our vehicles and other exhibits. Remember our 'Art in the Museum' event on Sunday 21st May, too - with a free bus service from Walsall.
Extra Event - Art in the Museum, 21st May
Announcement26-04-2023 19:06
Just added a new Event to the list - our Art in the Museum day, on 21st May.

It will include a live Arts Studio and an Art Gallery with displays by local artists, in the environment of the Transport Museum. Artists at work and lots of pictures to admire.

Normal admission applies - £4 adult, £2 child, plus family ticket available. Free bus from Walsall (Hatherton Road) at 10.20 and half-hourly.
Spring Running Day - Thanks!
Important23-04-2023 20:44 (Updated: 26-04-2023 19:07)
A quick thank you to everyone who contributed to our Running Day today - volunteers, vehicle owners, stall holders and visitors. Everyone seemed to have a good time and most of the free bus rides went out full or nearly full.

It was a shame a couple of promised visiting vehicles were unable to attend at the last moment, but special thanks must go to the National Express team and others who ran extra journeys.

We were lucky with the weather, too - after an unpromising start, the day dried up and we had good weather - the rain came only a few minutes after the last buses were put away.

Thanks again for coming. (more pictures soon).
Spring Running Day
Announcement16-04-2023 11:49 (Updated: 23-04-2023 20:42)
Our Spring Running Day will be next Sunday, 23rd April. We're still waiting for the final details of visiting vehicles, but we will be running three routes and a range of buses giving the free rides.

The doors will open at 10.00am; as usual, you can get the details of the timetable and vehicle allocation when you pay the entrance fee and are given a Programme, but the first free feeder service from Walsall (Hatherton Road) will depart at 10.20, and then every half an hour. The feeder buses will also call at the Community Centre Park and Ride site in Aldridge from 10.34.

The buses should include the first public run of the MCW Metrorider, 685 in the West Midlands and Metrowest fleets, after a restoration taking over 10 years.

Please note that there is very limited parking near the Museum, so please use the Community Centre carpark, off Middlemore Lane (WS9 8AN), and come in by bus for the last part of the journey.

Any queries on the day, please ring 01922 454761 - please do not try and use Facebook or Messenger as they are not monitored during the event.
Richard Gould
Announcement14-04-2023 08:57
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We were very sorry to learn of the death of Richard Gould, who, despite his disabilities, had been a great supporter of the Museum for many years. While he was able, he regularly came to the Museum and helped us with looking after the fleet and enjoyed chatting about buses, of which he had a wide knowledge.

We send our condolences to his family and thank them for dedicating donations in Richard's name to the Museum.
Easter Opening
Other07-04-2023 08:11 (Updated: 16-04-2023 11:23)
It's Easter weekend, so we are closed on Good Friday, open as normal on Saturday and Sunday, open for Bank Holiday Easter Monday and then again as normal on Tuesday. No buses are planned to run but remember that we are happy for visitors to get inside most of our buses and have a proper look around.

We are expecting a visit on Monday (12.00 onwards) from a Bond Bug Club, so expect to see a group of these striking three-wheelers parked in front of the Museum - a spectacle in their own right! (Picture below)

We will be very pleased to see you and your family during the Easter break.
Easter Opening
Announcement07-04-2023 08:10 (Updated: 07-04-2023 08:11)
It's Easter weekend, so we are closed on Good Friday, open as normal on Saturday and Sunday, open for Bank Holiday Easter Monday and then again as normal on Tuesday. No buses are planned to run but remember that we are happy for visitors to get inside most of our buses and have a proper look around.

We are expecting a visit on Monday (12.00 onwards) from a Bond Bug Club, so expect to see a group of these striking three-wheelers parked in front of the Museum - a spectacle in their own right! (Picture below)

We will be very pleased to see you and your family during the Easter break.
A visit from Wendy
General06-04-2023 09:10 (Updated: 06-04-2023 09:13)
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We were very pleased to welcome Wendy Morton MP to the Museum on Monday, 3rd April, for a walk around and a chat about the way the Museum hopes to move forward. We hope that she enjoyed her visit - as well as being reunited with her favourite exhibit, our 1954 Austin A40 ice-cream van.

(Pictures courtesy Wendy Morton MP).
Free Admission to National Lottery Ticket Holders
Announcement12-03-2023 18:16 (Updated: 06-04-2023 09:14)
The Museum was overwhelmed by the number of visitors attracted by the National Lottery free entrance event. We do hope that you enjoyed your visit and will come and see us again soon.

Several visitors assumed that we get reimbursed for the entrance money we didn't take during the event. We get nothing back to recompense the Museum for the lost revenue, but the event has given us lots of additional publicity and, hopefully, a lot more friends. Remember, if you would like to donate what you would have spent - just follow the donate link below!

Evening Running Day - Saturday 11th March 2023
Important08-03-2023 15:51 (Updated: 12-03-2023 18:16)
We are really sorry to say that we have decided to cancel the Running Day event on Saturday 11th March. Although the snow seems to be thawing at the moment, there is a considerable amount on the road and the forecourt and the weather forecast suggests there could be more on the way. Out of fairness to all who were bringing vehicles and sales stands, we needed to make the decision as soon as possible.

The Museum will be open as normal on Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am.
Evening Running Day - Saturday 11th March 2023
Important08-03-2023 15:49 (Updated: 08-03-2023 16:02)
In answer to lots of queries, at the moment the Running Day on Saturday is still going ahead; there is no snow here so far and it looks as if we will be close to the edge of where there will be heavier snow - but not clear which side of that edge!

As soon as a final decision is made, we will pot it here and on the website - keep looking.
Fascinating Pictures
General18-02-2023 09:43 (Updated: 10-03-2023 14:18)
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You may have seen elsewhere, and in the Express and Star, that we were donated an amazing collection of glass negatives, dating back to around 1930. 

We are now starting to work on the negatives, cataloguing them and copying a few when we have the chance. Eventually, we hope to look for a grant to have them professionally digitised, but we thought a couple of pictures might spark some interest.

The negatives were originally from the Birmingham Corporation Tramways Permanent Way Department, so, who is the gentleman in the header picture? Probably the Tramway Superintendent, judging from the telephones and the map behind him. The other picture is Witton Lane - and in the far background can be seen Witton Tram Depot, our previous home. Lots more to come!
'Working Towards Accreditation'
Announcement27-01-2023 13:27
We're pleased to say that the Museum has been formally accepted as Working Towards Accreditation. What does mean? Up to now, our procedures have been entirely up to us, but we have always tried to work to accepted standards. By working towards accreditation, we will be ensuring that our records meet accepted National standards and we that can show that we look after all our exhibits and artefacts in the most appropriate way.
If this all sounds like hard work, the compensation is that we will open the door to more professional advice and to new funding streams, as well as formal recognition as a Museum. We have three years to get to the required standards, so there will be a lot of hard work ahead. Wish us luck!
We're waiting for you to come and see us - soon!
Announcement06-01-2023 20:18 (Updated: 10-03-2023 14:19)
The days are getting longer and the Museum isn't (quite) as cold as it has been recently. We're waiting to greet you when you visit the Museum - we're open every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, 10.30 to 16.00. No need to book - pay at the door when you arrive (cash or card welcome).

If you want to bring a party - maybe a club or Church group, or a school - drop in and ask, or drop us an e-mail; we can sometimes accommodate you on other days if necessary. Vehicle Groups are especially welcome - bring your collection and park them on our forecourt! We hope to see you soon.
'A Walk through the Museum' Videos Revised and Updated
General03-12-2022 19:36
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 19:12 (Updated: 03-12-2022 19:42)
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 18:29
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 09:22 (Updated: 14-04-2022 13:31)
We've added some new positions to the vacancies page. Click here to find out more.
No Booking!
Important19-03-2022 10:30 (Updated: 03-12-2022 18:24)
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 .
2023 Events Programme
Announcement04-02-2022 21:32 (Updated: 03-12-2022 21:59)
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 21:59
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 , 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 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 10:26
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 14:55
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 and we'll send one across to you.
Donate while you shop!
Important05-05-2021 13:08
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!
Models in the Museum
Free bus service from Walsall to the museum. More details to come.
Heritage Open Days (free entry)
More details to come.
Autumn Leaves Running Day
Free bus service from Walsall to the museum. More details to come.