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Oxford Bus Museum

Oxford Bus Museum

The story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. Exhibits include a historic horse-drawn tram, motor buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts. Also been home to the Morris Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Oxford Bus Museum Trust

Address

Station Yard Main Road Long Hanborough Oxfordshire OX29 8LA

  • 01993 883 617
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  • View website

Open days

Wed & Sun & BHol. Also Sat Jul-Aug. 1030-1630. (Last entry 1530). (Closed 19-31 Dec.)

Travel

By Bus: 233, S3

By Rail: Hanborough / 100 yards

William Morris started the first bus service in the City using Daimler buses and the Oxford Bus Museum has on show approximately 40 vehicles. Some of these buses you can go aboard and on the 1st and third Sundays of each month (Apr to Oct), most Bank Holidays and on special event days take a Free Bus Ride (see website). Also, on site is the one and only Morris Motors Band Coach which the Oxford Bus Museum Trust has restored. Ongoing restoration projects can be viewed in the Workshop.

Morris Motors Museum is dedicated to William Morris (Lord Nuffield), the Morris Motors Car Company at Cowley and its employees. The only building to survive from the once famous Morris Motors factory at Cowley has been given a new lease of life, re-erected at the Oxford Bus Museum site to house this exhibition. Real-life photographs and information from the people who worked there and the exhibits that compliment them give visitors a taste of what life was like in this exciting era. Some of the vehicles on show are the Bullnose Morris, Morris Z Van, Mini, Nuffield Tractor and the Morris Minor, with the centre piece being a 1953 Morris Oxford MO.
 

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