Charity: Transport Museum Wythall
The museum is home to over 90 buses. Midland Red, WMPTE blue and cream and the corporation fleets from Birmingham, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton are all represented, plus local independent operators. We are also home to the largest collection of battery electric road vehicles, including over 30 electric milk floats and bread vans from operators such as the Co-op, Midland Counties and Birmingham and Handsworth Dairies. All facets of the museum are staffed by volunteers who you can see restoring and maintaining the collections. The Museum was originally set up by the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust, formed in 1977 as a registered charity. The museum site, based in Chapel Lane, Wythall, was acquired in February 1978. Buildings were opened in 1980, 1990, 2007 and 2012 to meet the Trust's determination to have a roof over all its vehicles. The halls now accommodate one of the most significant collections of preserved buses in the country. In addition we have two Birmingham fire engines and what we believe to be the finest collection of restored battery electric vehicles in the world. A miniature steam railway has been constructed and operated by the Elmdon Model Engineering Society. The museum is operated by the Transport Museum Wythall, a registered Charity Incorporated Organisation.