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Vintage bus sent for repair

Vintage Bus goes off for repairs and repaint The Oxford Bus Museum has send its 1961 Dennis Loline II (304 KFC) to Selby in Yorkshire to have its front end straightened and for a complete repaint. The...

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Santa's Vintage Bus Grotto

On Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th December Father Christmas has again agreed to visit the Oxford Bus Museum and a Bus Grotto has been prepared for him. The museum is open from 10.30 am until 4.30pm. There...

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Open Doors without a Door.

The Oxford Bus Museum will be taking part in the national Open Doors event on Saturday 8th September and giving free bus rides round Oxford using a selection of its historic fleet. Buses from the 1940...

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Oxford Bus Museum granted The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson OBE, announced that the Oxford Bus Museum has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Oxford Bus Museum’s role is to tell the story of road transport around the County from the introduction of the first horse drawn tram service in...

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A Rare Day out in the Sun

For many years this 1987 Ford Transit 190D has been in the reserve collection of the Oxford Bus Museum at the back of a running shed but has now being cleaned up and put on display in the main museum. It was brought new to Oxford when Harry Blundred started up Thames Transit in competition to The City...

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A Playbus and the Real Thing.

The volunteers in the Oxford Bus Museum’s workshop have completed a new model bus to go in the play area within the museum. It is based on the one of eight AEC Reliance single decker buses acquired by The City of Oxford Motor Services in 1960, which is preserved in the museum, taken to bus rallies...

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Duke of Gloucester visits bus museum

On the inauspicious Friday 13 October HRH The Duke of Gloucester made an official visit to the museum to celebrate 50 Years of Bus Preservation in Oxfordshire but nothing went wrong and everyone enjoyed the visit. He was greeted by Stephen Jolly and Chris Butterfield who took him on a tour of the museum...

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HRH The Duke of Gloucester to Visit Oxford Bus Museum

On Friday 13 October HRH The Duke of Gloucester will visit the Oxford Bus Museum to celebrate 50 Years of Bus Preservation in Oxfordshire. He will be accompanied by John Harwood, The Vice Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, who has previously visited the museum and described it as a quirky hidden gem of...

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1950 AEC Regent Oxford bus is back on the road after repairs

On Bank Holiday Monday 28 August PWL 413 was back giving free rides to Oxford Bus Museum visitors for the first time for almost a year. When it was discovered that new engine mountings were needed for PWL 413, the Oxford Bus Museum knew it had a major problem because parts are no longer readily available...