The London Bus Preservation Trust is a Charitable Trust dedicated to preserving and restoring its collection of historic London buses and its new home in Cobham Hall at Brooklands Museum opened in 2011.
The London Bus Museum houses a remarkable collection of around 35 buses and coaches, the largest collection of working historic London buses in the world. About two thirds are owned by the Trust and the remainder by individual members. Some buses have been fully restored and have won many awards, while others will be restored in the restoration workshops in the new building.
The vehicles are all of London origin and date from about 1875 to 1979 and are arranged in a timeline from the early horse bus to more modern buses similar to those on London’s streets today. Items of street furniture and other artefacts and memorabilia related to bus operations in London are also on display, from uniforms to ticket machines, medals, signs and examples of works of art for which London Transport received many awards.
The new London Bus Museum is a must for enthusiasts and families alike and has been incorporated into the well-established Brooklands Learning Programme. There will also be the opportunity to ride on vintage bus services at special events and some weekends through the year.
There is no separate entry fee to see the London Bus Museum - follow brown signs to Brooklands Museum, which will lead to the main visitor car park at Mercedes-Benz World and once you have paid your entry fee at the Brooklands Shop & Ticket Office, you have access to all the Brooklands displays and aircraft (apart from Concorde, for which an additional charge is made for the Concorde Experience and the 4D Theatre) together with the Bus Museum, which is open seven days a week (apart from a few days at Christmas).
See the London Bus Museum website at www.londonbusmuseum.com for more information.
London Bus Museum, Cobham Hall, Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN. Registered Charity No. 1053383.