Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Aldridge

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum is an independent transport museum in Shenstone Drive, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8TP. Until December 2011 the Museum occupied the former Birmingham Corporation Tramways' Witton Tram Depot, in the Aston district of Birmingham, England, run by a registered charity.The museum hosted the 40th birthday party of Charles, Prince of Wales on 14 November 1988, when he formally opened the museum.Following a decision by Birmingham City Council to cease funding the rent on the Witton Tram Depot, it closed in October 2011 and between then and December that year, the collection was moved to the Beecham Business Park, home to the former Jack Allen dustcart assembly plant, in nearby Aldridge,. Subsequently, the museum moved again, this time a short distance within Aldridge, to its present location in Shenstone Drive, Aldridge, where it opened to the public in July 2013. Since reopening, the museum has retained its bus collection but also added an increased number of light commercial vehicles on display.
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  • I decided to just google local museums and this museum came up which we had never heard of before but we were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. On arrival the staff were very helpful and inform...  more »
  • We visited this museum 2 weeks ago with our two grandsons who enjoyed the time there immensely being able to sit in the drivers seat and pretend to drive the bus and walk up and down the stairs of the...  more »
  • Have just recently visited this museum with the grandchildren and my wife. It opened my grand children's eyes as to how we got around many years ago. The museum was originally located in the area of A...  more »
  • A real gem of a place. Some fascinating vehicles and very rare too. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers.
  • What a wonderful place brings back so many childhood memories great collection of old vehicles very helpful and friendly staff
  • A great collection of all sorts of old vehicles and historical information about them.
  • A brilliant day riding old buses and coaches.
  • Superb museum, lots of fun climbing on the buses you can even pretend to drive some of them, a nice little hour out :)
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