When is it?
Sunday 13th November 2016 from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm.
Where is it?
At our Museum Building in Foundry Street, Ravensthorpe, near Dewsbury, and the Kirklees Social Education Centre in nearby Havelock Street.
What will be there?
* Free shuttle bus service every 10 minutes from South Street (outside Dewsbury Bus Station)
* Mystery Tours
* The "MAD MILE THRASH" - a new feature with a convoy of preserved luxury coaches!
* Static display of preserved buses and ancilliary vehicles
* Projects in action - see the Guy Arab (KHL 855) and Guy Wulfrunian (WHL 970) being worked on.
* Loads of trade stands selling books, DVDs, memorabillia etc
* Grand tombola with great instant prizes
* Christmas raffle (draw takes place at 4.00 pm)
* The bus museum cafe - a great range of sandwiches, snacks and hot or cold drinks
How much is it?
Only £3 per person (accompanied children up to school year 6 free). This includes a full-colour Souvenir Programme booklet with all the timetables, vehicle allocations and information that you will need.
How do we get there?
By car - use postcode WF13 3JR in your satnav; park in the Retail Park next to Ravensthorpe Gyratory.
By bus - Arriva services 202, 203, 253 and 278 pass the Museum. Our free shuttle service starts outside Dewsbury Bus Station, served by dozens of local bus services and National Express 564. We will be operating some free feeder services - details alongside.
By train - alight at Dewsbury Station, then it's a four-minute walk down the hill to the Bus Station to catch our free shuttle service.
By plane - alight at Leeds-Bradford Airport then take a taxi.
(See local map at the bottom of this page).
Can I bring my own bus?
Yes, please! Buses are welcome either as static exhibits or to run on the shuttle service. There is no charge for this. Please download an entry form from the link above right, and send it in as soon as you can.
Can I bring a trade stand?
All previous stallholders at our events will receive forms through the post. If you are new, or can't wait for the postman, please download an entry form from the link above right, and send it in. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Details of charges are on the form.
Can you accommodate my disability?
The museum building is on one level with no steps. Toilets are in The Royal public house,
accessible via a sloping ramp. We are sorry, but due to the age and design of our buses,
it is not possible to carry wheelchairs or buggies unless they can be folded flat. If you need to park very close to the action, please contact us in advance (details below) and we will reserve a space for you. We will do our best to provide any assistance you need. Please feel free to contact us in advance so that we can make any arrangements for you.
But Sunday 13th November is Remembrance Sunday!
One of our buses will be away during the morning, conveying veterans and friends from
the service at Dewsbury Minster to the Cenotaph in Crow Nest Park. Our timetables are
arranged so that no buses will be moving between 11.00 and 11.02. The two minutes' silence will be observed in the Museum Building.
Can I order my Souvenir Programme in advance?
Yes. Please send a cheque or Postal Order for £4 (includes p&p) payable to "West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust" to us at 47E Dale Street, Ossett, WF5 9HE. Don't forget to include your name and address!
Where can I get more information?
You can e-mail the Organiser on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0844 504 0089 (5p/min) or 01924 511458 (standard rates).