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Oxford Bus Museum

| Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA, England
+44 1993 883617
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Bonus: bike collection

Would be five stars on account of the bus museum, but the Morris Museum is quite disappointing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John W
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Great small Museum

Well what a great and quirky museum a must visit for a few hours and the staff a lovely and willing... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Citroen2CV6
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Ely, United Kingdom
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A museum portraying the history of public transport in Oxford and the surrounding areas with a separate building containing Morris cars built in Oxford during the lifetime of William Morris, later Lord Nuffield.
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  • Very good36%
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  • Poor1%
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| Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would be five stars on account of the bus museum, but the Morris Museum is quite disappointing, though it does have an interesting collection of pedal cycles.More

Thank John W
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and sorry to read that you found the Morris Museum quite disappointing. There is always room for improvement and can you share any suggestions how we could make it better? Would you like to see more about life in the...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Well what a great and quirky museum a must visit for a few hours and the staff a lovely and willing to answer any questions you have. There even offer a free bus ride for about 25 mins on and old double decker The Morris's...More

Thank Citroen2CV6
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We offer the free bus ride whenever we have enough staff and a bus ready to take out. We hope you can come back to visit us again sometime. Stephen

Reviewed 22 May 2017

A good museum about the history of Oxford Buses with the advantage of trips on old buses on certain days, easy to get to by train, easy access parking, very friendly and knowledgable staff - all with some connection to Oxford's Buses. Interesting for other...More

Thank Geoff C
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Many thanks for your review, apologies for not acknowledging it before now. It seems we are getting most things right. If we had more volunteers we could perhaps run more buses and open on more days! Thanks again. Stephen. Trustee

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

In days when museums are closing, it's nice to return somewhere like this to find that it has developed and improved. The bus museum is bright and cheerful with some wonderfully restored exhibits, whilst the Morris Museum is full of interest, backed up by some...More

Thank Barry W
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to remain open for a very long time into the future, provided we continue to have enough volunteers to operate the site. Hope that you can make a return...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Recently visited to participate in a Easter chick hunt.Kept two young children occupied for a good hour,and also encouraged them to actually look around the exhibits.You can get a sandwich and a cup of tea at the café, basic- but clean with friendly staff. Topped...More

Thank Jim H
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you for your review and pleased to read that you enjoyed the experience. The Easter chick hunt seems to be a repeating favourite each year, although this year we had more buses out on the next day, the Bank Holiday Monday as an experiment....More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We spent a rainy morning with 3 toddlers here and everyone was suitably entertained. You can climb onto a number of the buses. There's a slightly-bigger-children's activity area, and the bicycle exhibition was fascinating.

Thank c0rnishHK
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad to read you enjoyed the visit. Did you come on a day when we were offering bus rides? Please come again! Stephen Trustee

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were looking for a local place to visit on a rainy sunday afternoon that didn't cost an arm and a leg, and didn't involve a huge long drive. Situated in the picturesque village of Long Hanborough, the Oxford Bus Museum (now the Transport Museum)...More

Thank Peej M
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review, it is much appreciated. The newer buildings were funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with matched funding from other sources including our volunteers' time. As you probably noticed we still have a lot of work to do...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Its a lovely walk back in time, as someone coming from the area , its lovely to see the old buses that were around when you were children, and remembering how exciting it was to go on a trip to oxford on a double Decker,....More

Thank 107clivef
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and were able to have a bus ride as well. We aim to run buses when we can, subject to their availability and having enough volunteers to hand. Please come again when you can. Stephen Trustee

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Kids loved it as did we reminisce about how it all used to be kids were all chuffed to get a ride on a old rout marster as were we too lovely little tea shop too

Thank bampygirl
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Thank you for your review! Although we set out to explain local public transport history, there is always plenty of room for reminiscing! We do hope you can visit us again sometime. Stephen Trustee

Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Really well set out museum with just bye fight mix of facts and fun to grab all of our attention (Dad, 3 boys 9, 7 and 3). Definitely recommendMore

Thank Michael L
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Very pleased to read your review and glad to hear that you think we had got things about right! We often debate just how and where to put the emphasis on what we display and offer. The buses were built to run on public roads...More

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10.30 - 4.30 (last entry 3.30) Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year. Saturdays 2 May - 26 September. Bank Holidays, including New Year's Day. Closed 17 - 31 December inclusive. Free vintage bus rides 1st and 3rd... More
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