Hanborough Railway Station, Witney OX29 8LA
The Oxford Bus Museum is located in the village of Hanborough, northeast of Oxford, just off the A40. It is also home to the Morris Museum and a collection of vintage bicycles.
The museum tells the story of bus and coach travel in Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. The exhibits include an historic preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses and coaches. The museum also houses a collection of bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters and staff uniforms.
The Oxford Bus Museum has its origins in the Oxford Bus Preservation Syndicate, which was set up in 1967 by a group of bus enthusiasts. Their goal was to preserve vintage buses for future generations to enjoy.
Beginning with just one vehicle, which can still be seen and ridden on today, the number of preserved and restored vehicles has grown. The museum now contains over 40 vintages buses and coaches, the earliest dating from 1913.
The Morris Museum traces the development of the Nuffield empire, founded by William Morris (who became Lord Nuffield) which grew from humble beginnings in a bicycle workshop to become one of the world’s major vehicle manufacturers.
The Morris Museum has a collection of 11 cars and 1 van built by Morris Motors and other Nuffield Organisation companies and their successors. They range in age from a 1928 Morris Oxford bullnose to a 1977 BMC Mini. The collection includes also a Z type van and a Nuffield tractor.
After spending an afternoon enjoying so much history, you can recharge your batteries at the café. Run by a friendly dedicated team, the café serves hot and cold drinks, light snacks and ice-creams.
There is a fine selection of models, books, post cards, posters and gifts in the museum shop.