About the Oxford Bus Museum
Including the Morris Motors Museum and Historic Cycle Collection
Oxford Bus Museum tells the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years.
The 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.
The museum also has lots of fantastic photos illustrating the diverse public transport history through the ages.
Morris Motors Museum
Since 2004, Oxford Bus Museum has 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 Oxford.
The impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris’s life.
Historic Cycle Collection
The museum also has a wonderful collection of historic cycles on exhibition upstairs in the Morris Motors Museum. The collection boasts some technically interesting examples starting from the mid-1800s.
It has some examples of penny-farthings and a replica of a gentleman’s hobbyhorse or “boneshaker” – these machines were mainly made from wood, so few have survived to the present day.
The museum is open on Wednesdays and Sunday, and on most bank holidays. It also open on Saturdays in July and August.
Wednesdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturdays in July and August from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Last entry for visitors is 3.30pm
Café/shop closes at 3.30pm
Bus route S7 to/fromOxford via Woodstock to Witney.
Buses run half-hourly during the day from Oxford via Woodstock to Witney and stop at a bus stop outside Hanborough rail station entrance, which is just next to the museum.
Oxford Bus Museum is located right beside Hanborough railway station, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LA, which by train is just 10 minutes (one station) away from Oxford Railway Station.
Head for OX29 8LA in Long Hanborough village on the A4095 Bicester – Witney road. Look out for the brown ‘Transport Museum’ signs. From further afield, leave the M40 at Junction 9, head south-bound on the A34
then follow signs for Blenheim Palace.
The museum’s free car park has 15 spaces, including one disabled parking space. Additional car parking is available at the Hanborough rail station car park. Charges apply Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Wheelchair and disabled access is available throughout the museum except to the viewing gallery and the first floor of the Morris Museum.