Wythall Museum to chart the history of Birmingham City Transport

A NEW exhibition charting the history of Birmingham City Transport over the years has opened.

The display at Wythall Transport Museum explores more than a century of the city’s past and is part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.

It also delves into the contribution the city made to improve the lives of Brummies, focusing on the impact it made to the traveling public, manufacturers and those employed to work on the transport.

Most of Birmingham’s buses were made in areas such as Wolverhampton, Coventry and Birmingham.

The exhibit includes a part-restored 1913 Tilling petrol-electric-powered double decker as well as a fantastic 1931 AEC Regent.

There are also a wide selection of ‘Birmingham Standards’ that ran across the city over 30 years, and visitors can check out a BCT single decker, designed specifically for low bridge routes.

There will be illustrations showing the buses in their original settings.

Buses will give out free rides to visitors throughout the season.

Tickets to the museum are £ 7 for adults and £ 4 for children under 16, with under-fives getting in for free.

Visit wythall.org.uk for more.

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