Visited this museum for the first time for their August Car Running Day and did not know what to expect. I was very impressed. The buses and other large vehicles were not in action today, but although the space inside was limited, you could get close to almost all the vehicles and there were good descriptions. The collection of vehicles and associated materials was amazing - as were the facilities they have built for looking after and conserving them, especially considering that it is entirely volunteer run. Those on duty were very friendly and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. I shall certainly return on November 4th 2017 for their bus running day. However, on the day of this visit they were offering rides (quite substantial ones, and free) in a range of classic cars - from an Austin 7 to a Ford V8 Woody, an ex-Mayoral Austin 18 and a splendid SS (Precursor of the Jaguar). On practicalities - the toilets were clean and most parts of the museum were accessible to wheelchair users. The small cafe was friendly and amazingly cheap - but in the absence of suitable thngs for lunch, my friend and I had afternoon tea twice! The home-made cakes were to die for! Perhaps the same cooks could make some pasties and sausage rolls for next time? The museum would be worth visiting even on static days, but I shall be returning for running days. One finmal thing - thye are having ongoing problems with the local authority over the provision of direction signs to the museum. It is NOT easy to find unless you have SatNav - but well worth the effort!
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