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Transport Museum Wythall

by BecSorby (follow)
A fascinating look at cars and transport of the past.

After a long, cold winter, the classic collection of transportation at the Transport Museum in Wythall is open again for 2018.

The museum was been closed during the winter months but with spring in the air, the doors will be open to the public, and there are some great activities for families on offer.

Image: Wythall Transport Museum


Museum Main Event Days

The museum has a number of major event days including Easter, the May Day bank holiday weekend and Fatherís Day, and feature classic bus rides, visiting vehicles, sales stands with transport memorabilia, plus models and the ride-on, miniature steam railway, which you can read more about below. During the Easter main event days, thereís free entry for the kids, an Easter hunt and a competitions for the kids. One of the most popular main event days in 2017 was the Austin J40 Club Gathering in October, in which the J40 Pedal Car Club paid a visit to the museum for their annual gathering, providing children with a chance to have a go in these delightful little cars.

Image: Wythall Transport Museum


Miniature Train Rides

Kids just love the thrill of riding around on a pint-sized, mini-a-ture locomotive (yes, Iím channelling my best Peppa Pig voice there. If you donít know what Iím talking about, count yourself lucky.) The miniature train runs during the school holidays and during event days.

Kids Kabin

The Kids Kabin is just outside the cafť (see below) and is home to various activities for children, including a ball pond, wooden railway, pirate ship and castle, plus colouring-in sheets, building bricks and other toys.

Display Halls

The Transport Museum houses three display halls, including the Power Hall, and all three are a must-see for transport enthusiasts. You can learn about transport thorugh the ages, and its impact on operating and manufacturing, plus see the largest collection of restored, battery electric vehicles in the world. In Hall 3, youíll find Mr Hallís Garage, a place where the collections are restored and maintained by museum volunteers.

Image: Wythall Transport Museum


Teddy Bears Picnic

All children have a special teddy bear or animal, so why not bring them along for a picnic at the museum! The Transport Museum has a teddy bearís picnic area just opposite the miniature train station.

Cafť
No visit to any museum (or anywhere, for that matter) is complete without a lovely cup of coffee. The Transport Museum has a cafť serving hot and cold drinks and snacks during opening hours, plus sandwiches and cakes on event days.

For more information on how to get to the museum, read on here.

Essential Information
Address: The Transport Museum, Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worchestershire, B47 6JA
Phone: 01564 826471
Website: http://www.wythall.org.uk
Entry fees: Adults £7 main on event days, or £12 including all rides. £4 all other days. Children £3.50 Main event days, or £7 including all rides and £2 all other days. Family tickets available.
Opening dates and times: Open 11am to 4:30pm weekends and bank holidays, plus Wednesdays during school holidays from 24 March to 31 October




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