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Oxford Bus Museum

| Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA, England
+44 1993 883617
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Great afternoon out for a rainy day

We took the children here one bank holiday and it kept them entertained for a couple of hours. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannah Y
Great for young and old.

Took a friend with a family. Kids loved the old bus's had ride in an old bus .took family for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Poor1%
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| Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the children here one bank holiday and it kept them entertained for a couple of hours. The history of Morris motors is very interesting, and there were buses that you could climb aboard, with some exhibits for viewing only. The bus ride on...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Hannah, Many thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed the bus ride. We are looking at ways of improving the cafe but like all aspects of running a volunteers-based museum, it is a bit of a juggling act to know which bits to improve...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a friend with a family. Kids loved the old bus's had ride in an old bus .took family for Easter chick hunt and kids got Easter egg after they found as many chicks they found.gift shop,cafe. Kids liked seeing what a bus looks like...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you again. Stephen. Trustee.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a small (ish) very well run museum with two strands; the history of bus transport in Oxford, and Morris Motors from Cowley. The highlights for us were a (free) trip in a 1960s AEC bus to see the countryside around Bladon and Woodstock,...More

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

Thank you for your positive review. We do try to 'demonstrate the exhibits' on local roads whenever we can, subject to having enough volunteers with the right skills available. We hope you can come again to see us. Stephen.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Just a really nice place to visit for everyone. You don't need to like buses to enjoy the atmosphere of this museum tho obviously helps if you do :). Very welcoming staff and simple but honest cafe. Perfect for a nice cup of tea, which...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We aim to run the buses out on local roads more frequently these days, subject to having enough volunteer crews. If you watch the Endeavour series, prequel to Morse, you may...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect and my daughter had already voted to stay in the car. My wife did accompany me and we both enjoyed the visit. When you find the model of bus that you travelled to school on in a museum you...More

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Stephen J, Trustee and Company Secretary at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed it. The collections does actually stretch back to 1881 when the first horse trams started running in the city. Like other charitable trusts running all-volunteer museums, we welcome volunteers of all ages to come to...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Fabulous museum, loads to see, even though the weather was not in our favour and was raining. You can still see all of the museum. Had a wonderful chat with one of the mechanics working on a bus in the shed. Told us all about...More

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Stephen J, other at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope you can come back again, perhaps when we are running buses to local towns. Stephen, Trustee

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Both the bus museum and the Morris Motors collection are very professionally put together and fascinating, so much more than you'd usually expect from something run by enthusiasts with limited opening hours. I'm a self-confessed bus enthusiast and lived in Oxford in the early 1980s,...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review, reading it offers a lot of encouragement to our volunteers. We will need to rehang or re-present the collection at some stage and perhaps integrate the Morris cars story with the bus story but it is helpful to know the...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A museum that reminds you how old you are! I am sure I travelled on some of the exhibits in my youth. A must for all with an Oxfordshire connection. Small homely cafe and gift shop on site. Chance to see restoration workshop and Morris...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for writing your review. It is gratifying to know you enjoyed your experience! Stephen Trustee

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit think it was better than the first. Went on wednesday afternoon around 2ish and spent a hour in the museum. We were the only ones looking around. So went on and off the bus. Remembering being kids and what the...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Gratifying to us to know that it was worth coming back for a second visit! Stephen Trustee.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

A bus museum may sound like the dullest and most specialist of transport museums - but you'd be wrong: the Oxford Bus Museum is a real find. Oxford's buses reflect the changes in the social fabric of England, as well as having a degree of...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Many thanks for your review, it is very encouraging for us to receive compliments for our efforts (all voluntary as you say). Being able to get on a fair selection of the exhibits does seem to be one of our main selling points. Stephen. Trustee

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Derek B
22 November 2017|
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Response from Stephen J | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do, a Routemaster is only one particular type of rear entrance bus with an open platform and a pole in the centre of it. We have static examples he can go on and on our two Santa Sundays and 1 Jan 2018 we will... 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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