This page was updated on 2nd February, and will be updated regularly as the event approaches!
* Free shuttle service from Dewsbury Town Centre every 7½ minutes - eight buses per hour!!!
* Free mini-excursions and mystery tours!
* Display of static buses!
* TWENTY-FOUR buses now confirmed to be operating in service!
* Large variety of excellent trade stands, selling books, DVDs, models and memorabilia!
* The famous Bus Museum Cafe!
* Grand tombola with superb instant prizes!
* Unveiling and entry into service of our latest project (don't tell anyone, but it might be a West Riding National 2 - XUA 73X!)
Event runs from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm!
Admission still ONLY £3.00 - and this includes a 24-page full-colour Souvenir Programme with timetables and vehicle allocations!
Accompanied children (up to school year 6) get in FREE!
Order your advance copy of the Programme today! To plan your day it would be very useful to study the timetables and vehicle allocations beforehand! To order an advance copy of the programme, please send a cheque or postal order for £4 (includes p&p) made payable to "West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust" to: DEWSBURY BUS MUSEUM, 47E DALE STREET, OSSETT, WEST YORKSHIRE, WF5 9HE. Don't forget to include your name and address! Your programme will be posted out to you at least a week before the event.
Free feeder services to the event will operate from Leeds City Centre, The White Rose Centre, Wakefield, Keighley, Bradford, Morley and Batley! The routes and times of these services are posted lower down this page - please scroll down.
Traders! Would you like to bring a stall? Sorry, but this year's spring event has proved so popular that there is no more stall space available!
Bus owners! Would you like to bring a bus, either as a static exhibit or to run in service? There is no charge for this, and the driver and co-pilot get free admission. Buses owned by individuals, museums or groups are all welcome! Download your application form in Word or PDF format by clicking the appropriate button. Information is on the form. The timetable for services has been finalised, but we have plenty of room for more static exhibits, or any bus that is willing to standby to cover any needs that may arise on the day.
Bus entry forms - download buttons>>>>>
Which buses are running? Although some buses may be added, or need to drop out before the day, this list of twenty-four buses (in fleet number order) was correct as of 12th February 2016:
Todmorden 9 (NWW 89E) Pennine D15 (R717 YWC) Pennine LN19 (BYW 432V) Woods of Mirfield 20 (EVD 406)
Halifax 35 (PJX 35) St Helens 54 (MDJ 554E) West Riding 73 (XUA 73X) South Yorkshire 81 (TWY 8)
Leeds City Transport 131 (HNW 131D) West Riding 164 (LHL 164F) Keighley Hoppa 191 (E446 TYG) Yorkshire Traction 245 (NKU 245X)
West Riding 261 (THL 261H) West Riding 377 (J377 AWT) Bristol Omnibus 455 (AFB 586V) Black Prince 577 (N577 EUG)
Wallace Arnold (H630 UWR) West Riding 640 (BHL 682) West Riding 733 (EHL 344) Arriva Yorkshire 1008 (YY14 LFU)
Merseybus 1055 (A135 HLV) Pennine (JIL 2426) Yorkshire Rider 8460 (R460 JFS) West Yorks PTE 8534 (RWU 534R)
How do we get there?
* By car - free parking in the Ravensthorpe Retail Park (see map below). Put WF13 3JR into your satnav. Please DO NOT PARK in Foundry Street,
Cross Foundry Street or the private car park by the gymnasium near the museum.
* By bus - Arriva services 202, 203, 253 and 278 pass the Bus Museum. Our free shuttle service runs every 7½ minutes from South Street,
outside Dewsbury Bus Station, starting at 10.15 am, so you can connect from dozens of local bus services.
* By train - alight at Dewsbury Station, then it is a four-minute walk downhill to South Street, where you can connect with our free shuttle service.
* By plane - alight at Leeds/Bradford Airport and take a taxi!
What if I have a disability? The Museum building is on one level, with level entry from the street. Toilet facilities are in The Royal public house, next to the Bus Museum. Entry is via a sloping ramp. The display area in Havelock Street is level, but there is a three-inch step up from the front part to the rear, with a sloped ramp at one end. Unfortunately, the age and design of our buses means that wheelchairs can only be carried if they are folded up. If you have any queries, please ring us on 0844 504 0089 and we will do our best to assist you in any way we can.
Please tell everybody! Click this button to download our advert flyer in PDF format. Then please forward it to all your friends, plaster it on social media, or print copies out for notice boards etc!
Keep checking back to this page for further updates! And if you can't make it to the Spring Open Day, remember our Summer Spectacular on Sunday 14th August 2016, and our Autumn Open Day on Sunday 13th November 2016!
Scroll down for timetables of free feeder bus services and a map of the Bus Museum area.