A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
The next big event in our calendar is the Autumn Open Day. More details will be added as the day approaches, but here is some information to help you plan your day.
When is it?
Sunday 15th November 2015, from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm.
Where is it?
The event will be based at our building in Ravensthorpe. (See the "Where are we?" page of this website).
How much does it cost?
Entry to the building is by Souvenir Programme, costing only £3. (Accompanied children get in free).
All our bus services are FREE!
What exciting features will this event have?
* Display of buses undergoing restoration!
* The famous Bus Museum Cafe, serving hot & cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks!
* Festive tombola - no need to go Christmas shopping, try to win all your presents!
* Grand Christmas raffle - top prize is worth over £100!
* Superb variety of trade stalls selling bus-related books, DVDs, memorabilia etc!
* Free shuttle service from Dewsbury Town Centre (South Street, next to the Bus Station) every 10 minutes starting at 10.20 am!
* Excursions to Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour (Whitley), The Mill Outlet (Batley), and a mystery tour!
* Display of static buses!
* Preservation unveiling and service debut of Yorkshire Woollen Olympian CWR 526Y - but not yet in its true colours!
How do I get there?
BY CAR - enter postcode WF13 3JR in your Satnav. We are on the A644, mid-way between Mirfield and Dewsbury - free parking in the Retail Park.
BY BUS - Arriva services 202, 203, 253 and 278 call at the Museum. Or connect with our frequent free shuttle service outside Dewsbury Bus Station.
There will be free feeder services from Wakefield, Keighley and Bradford - details off bus stops and times will be posted on here later....
BY TRAIN - Alight at Dewsbury Station, it's a 4-minute walk downhill to our free shuttle service outside Dewsbury Bus Station.
BY BOAT - tie up on the river near the bridge on Calder Road then it's a quarter of a mile on foot.
What if I have a disability?
Unfortunately, due to their age and design, wheelchairs can not be carried unfolded on our buses.
The Museum building is all on one floor, with level access and no steps.
Please feel free to contact us in advance and we will do our best to cater for any specific requirements.
Toilets in the adjacent Royal public house are accessible by a sloped ramp. Public toilets are available in Dewsbury Bus Station.
How do I get a superb full-colour Souvenir Programme, containing timetables, maps and vehicle allocations?
Programmes will be available at the entrance to the Museum, or from our staff at Havelock Street, or from our Inspector at Dewsbury Town Centre,
or from conductors on any of our buses - only £3. If you want to order yours in advance, please send a cheque or Postal Order for £4 (includes p&p),
payable to "West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust" to our usual postal address - 47E Dale Street, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 9HE. Programmes will
also be on sale from 2nd November in the Travel Office on Dewsbury Bus Station
Which buses will be operating in service?
There are now TWENTY BUSES scheduled to operate in service, and there may be even more to be confirmed. Here is the list - so far!
Todmorden 9 (NWW 89E - Leyland Leopard) Pennine D15 (R717 YWC - Dennis Dart) Woods of Mirfield 20 (EVD 406 - Crossley)
Halifax 35 (PJX 35 - Leyland Leopard) St Helens 54 (MDJ 554E - Leyland PD2) South Yorkshire 81 (TWY 8 - Albion Valiant)
West Riding 164 (LHL 164F - Leyland Panther) Keighley Hoppa 191 (E446 TYG - Iveco) Yorkshire Traction 245 (NKU 245X - Leyland National 2)
West Riding 261 (THL 261H - Bristol RELL) West Riding 377 (J377 AWT - Leyland Lynx) Yorkshire Woollen 526 (CWR 526Y - Leyland Olympian)
Wallace Arnold (H630 UWR - Volvo B10M) West Riding 640 (BHL 682 - Leyland PD2) Arriva Yorkshire 662 (W662 CWX - Volvo B7TL)
West Riding 733 (EHL 344 - Leyland Tiger) Yorkshire Rider 2266 (N266 JUG - Merc) Pennine (JIL 2426 - Leyland Leopard)
Yorkshire Rider 5610 (R610 JUB - Volvo) WYPTE 8534 (RWU 534R - Leyland Leopard)
How can I find out more?
Ring us on 0844 504 0089 (5p/min), or 01924 511458 or e-mail email@example.com
Can I bring my own bus, either as a static exhibit or to run in service?
Of course you can - and there is no charge! Click HERE to download your application form.
Can I bring a trade stand selling bus-related items?
Of course you can - Click HERE to download your application form. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Details of charges are
on the form.