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Isle of Wight Bus Museum- MOVED

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While away a rainy Hour

Visited with my children on a rainy Wednesday. Currently free, so this represents good value... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2015
Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon - somewhere for all the family

The last time we visited this Bus museum was when it was at Newport,it was cramped there - since... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
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The Bus Depot | Park Road, Newport PO30 2EF, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The last time we visited this Bus museum was when it was at Newport,it was cramped there - since the move to the Ryde site, there have been some dramatic changes, not least with regard to space, it's large and 'airy' plenty of space to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MuncherKing
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This free museum run by volunteers is a fabulous place to take you back in time and see an amazing variety of beautifully and painstakingly restored buses and other items related to the Isle of Wight transport and tourism history. It is lovely to see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Adionahina
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A really fascinating collection of old buses which used to run on the Isle of Wight. Also lots of memorabilia connected with bus operations, both to view and for sale. all housed in an old Southern Vectis bus garage in Ryde. A wonderful way to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BaldrickLondon
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Interesting if you like old buses but it probably will take no more than an hour to see the whole thing, The bonus is that it's free to get in, however they do like you to buy a guide at £4.50, (Price Correct June 2016),...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A must place to visit with the family. (1) It is free. (2) you can go on the buses and explore the buses. (3) The volunteers who run the place are happy to answer any questions you have. (4) there is a room where children...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Visited with my children on a rainy Wednesday. Currently free, so this represents good value obviously. Whilst the sound of a bus museum may not sound massively exciting, my lot were able to climb on board the majority of buses and even sit in the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank AndySparrow
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We have visited the Isle of Wight as a family quite a number of times over the years. I wanted to have another look at the Bus Museum since it has relocated at Ryde. Although not very well signed from certain roads, and at the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Went here on an open/running day. Very well laid out with lots of interesting stuff besides the vehicles. Great running day with lots of running ex Southern Vectis vehicles

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank paulinecS2693YV
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We travelled from South Wales to the event which has moved from Newport to Ryde. The Newport venue was excellent for pictures but the Ryde venue was a nightmare with eight or so staff congregating around the entrance preventing customers from entering and taking pictures...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank fredfoto
Reviewed 7 September 2014

**Much** smaller than you think it would be, whole place fits in one modest sized shed. Exhibits were limited to the buses themselves, with very modest info on boards. Didn't think the place sold itself very well really - disappointing for me as a bus...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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