Transport Museum Wythall is taking advantage of the excellent West Midlands Trains service on The Shakespeare Line between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon by revising its free bus service to stop at Wythall station, which is just a few minutes from the museum, meeting trains from both ends of the line.
The Shakespeare Line, with its hourly train service frequency at Wythall station, makes it possible to visit the transport museum, take a day off from driving and view the pleasant Warwickshire countryside through the window.
Visitors from further afield will be able to make connections from mainline services into Birmingham New Street at Moor Street station (a short walk) and within 40 minutes arrive on site to enjoy over three hours at one of the most significant collections of preserved vintage and classic buses in the UK, the country’s largest collection of battery powered delivery vehicles, a steam powered miniature railway and free bus rides throughout the day. A café is also available on site along with a well-stocked shop for books, models and souvenirs.
The current free heritage bus service will be revised to connect at Wythall station with two trains in each direction on Saturdays/Sundays/Wednesdays from 24th July until September 5th inclusive on the following schedule:
This service can be used even if not visiting the museum, also stopping on request near to Beckett’s Farm, Wythall Church and the Chapel Lane Caravan Club site.
Fraser Pithie from Friends of the Shakespeare Line said “We are really pleased to working closely with the Transport Museum at Wythall, the vintage bus service from and to Wythall railway station is a fabulous development for the school holidays on Wednesdays and the weekends between 24 July and 5 September and will enable more people to attend the Museum which is a great day out both for individuals and all the family"
Museum tickets are available on arrival from £5 adults and £2.50 children 5-16. Under 5s are free. Full details of the museum and its facilities can be found at www.wythall.org.uk.