The display of buses range from the early horse drawn passenger carriers to late twentieth century buses. Most of the vehicles
are roadworthy and may be used for the free monthly trips on the first Sunday of the month from March to October.
There are also extensive displays of public transport memorabilia including uniforms and photographs.
The Oxford Bus Museum has been created by a group of enthusiasts who came together in 1967 by their interests in public service transport. Their collection grew and it was decided to house the collection at a permanent home, and the museum at Long Hanborough, was developed.
Motor manufacturing was once the biggest industry in Oxford, where William Morris (1877-1963), later to become Lord Nuffield, first designed and built the Morris Bulldog motor car. A 1925 model is on displayed at the Morris Motors exhibition which is also housed at Long Hanborough and relates the story of this once great British Company, which probably lost its way during the 1970's and 1980's when the British Leyland was created from the British Motor Corporation.
There are displays of photographs, drawings and all kinds of other memorabilia, along with a nice display of vintage Morris Motor vehicles, from the Bulldog to the Mini. Various other exhibits ranging from fire engines to bicycles are also on display. Many of the items which are displayed are privately owned and are on a long-termed loan to the museum, so the display may change at times.
Visitors with disabilities are able to gain access to the bus display areas by ramp or lift. A wheelchair is available on site. There are toilet for the disabled. For refreshments a restaurant is available and there is a shop to buy your souvenirs.
|Please visit the Oxfordshire Bus Museum website for current opening times and admission charges.|