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A Ticket to Ryde! Buses and Coaches Through Time

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  • Key stage 1, Key stage 2

What to expect

Discover the development of the Island’s road transport provision from Victorian times to the present day. This will be done through an interactive volunteer led trail with the opportunity to explore a variety of vehicles. These include a Victorian stagecoach, a 1940s Lowbridge double decker and an ex-Southern Vectis bus that has travelled overland to Nepal and back twenty times!

View the free trail (and teacher’s copy) to support your visit to the museum

About the Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum

The museum is housed in a former Southern Vectis bus depot in Ryde built in 1938 and used by them until 2010. The building was bought by the museum in 2014 and opened to the public in 2015. It houses a unique collection of vintage vehicles that served the Island between 1880 and 2002.

Step back in time by climbing on board a selection of our vehicles and exploring the history of transport on the Island.

Key Information

Level: Key Stage 1 and 2

Duration: 1.5hrs

Pupil numbers: no minimum – 32 (max)

Open for schools: When open to the public, from Easter to the end of October on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Cost: Free

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