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Oxford Bus Museum

| Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA, England
+44 1993 883617
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Really interesting - exceeded my expectations

Both the bus museum and the Morris Motors collection are very professionally put together and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
RDH1
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A museum that reminds you how old you are! I am sure I travelled on some of the exhibits in my... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Graham T
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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 good35%
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  • Poor1%
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| Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA, England
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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 10 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

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

Thank Graham T
Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

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

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.

Reviewed 19 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 25 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

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

As part of the Oxford Open Doors weekend the Oxford Bus Museum put on free half hour trips around the city. Very welcoming team and the conductor was interested in helping everyone with their questions. Thank you.More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you had an enjoyable experience. As well as the Open Doors Saturday buses running in the city, we have started having a twilight running session in Oxford in the spring time (usually just before the clocks change). Bus trips...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a little gem this museum is. We visited on a Wednesday in September so it was quiet which meant we could see everything at our leisure. There is a huge amount of information about the exhibits and the local bus and coach history, both...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your review. It is very heartening to read your complimentary remarks. When you are a volunteer and on the inside of an organisation it is sometimes difficult to remember all the good bits! Please come to see us again. Our website contains...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Someone told us they had seen a poster for the August Bank Holiday Bus trips between the museum and Witney. It was a great way to spend an afternoon. Doing the trip on their vintage buses really made the visit to the museum a happy...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Glad to read you enjoyed your visit which was perhaps your first one? We aim to run the museum buses on the road when we have enough volunteers and enough buses! Stephen Trustee

Reviewed 25 August 2017

A great place to visit for all the family. Nostalgia for the older generations, plenty of info for those who are interested in the mechanical aspects and in addition to the two buses you can climb aboard in the main display.areas, there is a children's...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We think it very important that visitors can do some 'clambering!' If we had more volunteers we could prep more buses so that people could get on them. Hope you can visit us again. Stephen. Trustee

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Enjoyed an interesting few hours wandering around the well presented exhibits & also the adjacent Morris /Nuffield museum.

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for your review. The William Morris/later Lord Nuffield story is a very important one shaping the Oxford of today, into which the bus services fit! Hope you can visit us again. Stephen. Trustee.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Interesting buses? How odd! But the display is full different things not just the concentration of buses that have served Oxfordshire from the time of horsetrams to the present day, but also a fine collection of ancient bicycles and a display of the work of...More

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Stephen J, Trustee at Oxford Bus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Glad to read your review and that you enjoyed visiting us. Please come again! Stephen.

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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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