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The Transport Museum - Wythall is a Museum run by volunteers and features exhibits relating to transport in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The Main collection is Birmingham Buses, with a unique collection of Electric powered delivery vehicles and a few other vehicles.
The collection started in the 1960s with a few enthusiasts collecting derelict buses to restore. These were kept in yards and barns around the area, but often needed rehousing as the premises owners needed or sold the space off. The group formed into a formal charitable trust in the 1970s known as "The Birmingham and Midlands Motor Omnibus Trust" and then acquired the present site in Wythall a few miles south of Birmingham city centre ( its actually in Worcestershire a couple of miles north of J3 of the M42). A small workshop was erected on site and vehicles restorations could then be under taken by the volunteers in better surroundings and vehicles stored under cover to protect them.
The centre has recently opened a new Exhibition hall with visual displays and a well lit display area. This facility was part funded by National lottery grants. earlier expansion being funded by various local agencies and companies with the Scania Hall being named in recognition of Scanias support.
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The site runs various themed open days throughout the year and runs some of the buses in the fleet on special enthusiasts tours at the events.
References / sourcesEdit
- BAMMOT The groups web site
- Photos from a open day (to be added)