My visit of the Oxford Bus Museum

A few weeks ago I went to the bus museum in Long Hanborough. This is my review..

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Near the Long Hanborough railway station there's a series of warehouses that contain vintage buses, which as a whole make up the Oxford Bus Museum. Many of the buses - most of them from the 1950s and 1970s, stand outside, while in the warehouses various people sell things such as diecasts of buses and magazines about them.

Many of the buses outside have been restored to immaculate condition, while others, such as the Leyland Bus seen above are in a slightly worse condition. There are other buses stored in the warehouses that are currently being restored.

The main building in the museum houses a large collection of buses from the earliest days of Oxford's bus history, as well as things such as one of the Nipper buses that were popular in the 1980s when industry competition was allowed.

What I really like about the museum is the atmosphere of freedom that you get; unlike traditional museums affected by the pandemic which have one-way systems, the bus museum allows you to freely explore the grounds without making you feel that once you go to a certain area, there's no going back.

The museum also featured a whole exhibit dedicated to the history of Morris Motors, since it was based in Cowley. I expected the exhibit to feature an apology towards all of the British people for creating the Marina, and even though I didn't see that, there was still a lot of interesting things in the museum.

Overall, I think that the Oxford Bus Museum is a place worthy of going to and spending £7, although judging by how quickly the Delta variant is spreading, I recommend you do it quick.

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