Oxford Bus Museum
Oxon OX29 8LA
Visitors to the Oxford Bus Museum gain entry to two fascinating collections housed on the same site. The second collection is the Morris Motors Museum. What a bargain - two museums for the price of one!
The Bus Museum has its origins in the Oxford Bus Preservation Syndicate, established in 1967 by a group of enthusiasts. The collection started with just one vehicle – there are now over 40 on display.
All the vehicles on display are now under cover thanks to a generous donation by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Oxford Bus Collection is considered be of great national importance. As well as extensive displays of photographs, tickets, uniforms and other memorabilia, there are various other exhibits on loan, ranging from fire engines to bicycles.
The Museum advises “For reasons of safety, and to preserve the more fragile exhibits, visitors cannot enter all the vehicles on display, but access to a number of them is possible”.
The Museum offers free rides on a bus from the collection on the first Sunday of the month from March to October inclusive.
Morris Motors Museum
Since the end of 2004 the Oxford Bus Museum has also been home to another exhibition. The Morris Museum traces the development of the Nuffield empire, founded by William Morris from humble beginnings in a bicycle workshop. One of his bicycles is on display.
Displays illustrate the part played by the Cowley plant in the development of Oxford between the two world wars and its part in the daily lives of its citizens, in particular the Morris workforce.
Here is an impressive display of vintage Morris vehicles, representing the earliest to the last.
Plan Your Visit
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Open all year - Wednesdays, weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays – 10:30 to 16:30
Last admission one hour before closing
Nov – Easter: Note - open Saturdays
Check official website (link is below) for up to date details.
Entry fee covers both the Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums. Concessions are available. Check official website for up to date details.
Although wheelchair users are unable to gain entry to some of the buses, every effort has been made to make the museums ‘disabled friendly’.
For reasons of health and safety, unrestricted access to the new workshop building is not possible. There is a viewing gallery (with a stair lift available) to enable visitors to see the restoration work being undertaken.
A Visitor Centre with toilets, gift shop, and café serving drinks, snacks and ice creams between 10:30 and 16:00.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1993 88 36 17 (Museum opening hours only)
+44 (0)1296 33 76 22 (at other times)
The Museum is housed in purpose built accommodation in the rail station yard at Long Hanborough.
- By Car
From Oxford, take the A44 north towards Woodstock, leaving to take the A4095 west towards Bladon Village (& Witney) at the Bladon roundabout. Drive through Bladon to the approach to Long Hanborough, the Museum is signposted on the left.
From the M40, leave at Junction 9 and follow the signs to Blenheim Palace until the Bladon roundabout, then follow above directions.
- By Train
Take the First Great Western Service from London Paddington station to Oxford and continue to Hanborough station on the Worcester line. The Museum is a short step away. Approximately hourly rail service weekdays.
For timetable, fares and tickets, please visit Web: National Rail Enquiries
or the Web: First Great Western website
- By Bus
We suggest that the Visitor visit the Stagecoach Group website to obtain details of services which pass the Museum. Web: Stagecoach
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