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Bus Museum

Bus Museum

 A little bit of history

Shillibeer's first omnibus

What the experts say

“Bus museums might sound really boring when you first hear about them. Buses are those big, noisy vehicles on the road that keep stopping and are always in the way – they tend to have a poor image so why would I want to visit a museum full of the things? Well, apart from being a really useful way to get around the whole country, buses have played a key role in allowing parts of our country to develop. Before widespread car ownership, buses were the only means of transport for millions of people – taking them to school, to work, to the shops, football, the pictures and even on holiday.  Buses and coaches in the 20th century had lots of character.  There were originally lots of different makers and each town had its own distinctive buses with their own colours and style” Dennis Talbot of The National Association for Road Transport Museums

Organisations, official bodies and great links to places where you can find out more

The National Association of Road Transport Museums – It’s not a joke, this organisation actually exists. Not only that but it’s for associations like this one that I started doing the brown sign project. There are lots of people out there who are passionate about a whole array different and sometimes surprising things and to scoff at road transport would be to show ignorance and lack of appreciation of the privileged world you live in, where jumping on a bus to nip down the shops is normal, but it’s important to appreciate how we got here. Big respect for the people who keep these museums running and show us how to appreciate what we take for granted.

Bus Museums across Britain

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