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Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

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Well worth a visit on a rainy day

Considering its location this is a reasonable collection of buses and coaches. But to get the most... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An excellent free attraction......

This is a really good place to visit, whether you are a bus enthusiast or not. First the opening... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Georgina M
Ryde, United Kingdom
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We are currently closed for the winter and re open on Sunday 7th April 2019. We will then be open Sundays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Bank Holidays from 10am until 4pm. we clse again for the winter on Sundau November 3rd 2019
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Park Road | The Bus Depot, Ryde PO33 2BE, England
+44 1983 567796
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All reviews drivers seat check opening times southern vectis free attraction st johns on display great collection well worth a visit brought back memories double decker transport history free cup of tea run by volunteers restoration work related items great place to take the kids tea bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering its location this is a reasonable collection of buses and coaches. But to get the most out of it you need to read the information. Otherwise you might miss the bus with 2 driver seats to allow it to be requisitioned and directed by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a really good place to visit, whether you are a bus enthusiast or not. First the opening times are seasonal, and it closed st the end of October for the winter. It is free to enter the museum, all run by volunteers. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely bus museum.twice a year they have buses come to museum from all over England.You can ride on any of the old buses to many of the islands pubs. What a great way to spend a weekend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family and it is great, nice friendly staff, a nice shop selling new stuff and second-hand bus equipment and uniform, my Autistic Son brought a ticket machine which he loves. We loved the buses and the displays. The exhibition at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 192Richard
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Dropped by today on there last day of the year, great little museum, not that big but some nice buses little kids and big kids are welcome to sit in some of the drivers seats also most of the buses are open to sit get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

But an excellent representation of the public transport on the island. No entrance fee... but they do like donations. Lovely little cafe on sight with cheap drinks and limited eats. Nice way to spend an hour or so if you are a sad bus type...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

After a very disappointing start it turned out OK. We had travelled over to the isle of wight specifically for the two days of the bus fest. On day one (Saturday)which was a lovely sunny day we decided to start by going to the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here the thursday before beer and buses weekend. Great selection of vehicles the memories come flooding back with some of these buses sights and smells ! A really friendly museum run by enthusiasts which has reminded me that i have a history with some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brentfield
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Display buses you can climb on and interesting history of Island buses and people. It has a bus/cafe you can treat yourself on

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angus B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Originally based in Cowes this free museum is now based in Ryde, postcode PO33 2BE or phone 01983 567796. Plenty of free parking. Although a small museum it was fun to climb aboard the exhibits and, in my case, remember seeing several of them as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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John P
9 March 2018|
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Sorry I've been in Florence I don't think the Museuem is open until Easter