At the Oxford Bus Museum we tell the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. Our exhibits include a historic preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts – including bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters and staff uniforms. We also have lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport history through the ages.
Since 2004 we’ve also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the city. Our impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris’s life.
The link between William Morris founder of Morris Motors (who later became Lord Nuffield) and buses in Oxford, can be traced to 1913 when he and a partner started the first motorbus service in
the city. 2013 was a significant year for us. A double centenary celebration – 100 years of motorbuses in the city of Oxford and 100 years of car manufacture in Cowley.
They also have a unique collection of 40 vintage bicycles, including a Penny Farthing. It wouldn’t be Oxford without bikes!
Phone: 01993 883617