Steam, Museums & Morgans
- Date July 11, 2019
- Time 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
- Suitable for Everyone
This is a BTM Coach Trip
Joining the coach at Brooklands Museum at around 9:00 we will travel to Bodiam Station to join the Kent and East Sussex Railway for a steam train journey to Tenterden. During the journey, we will be served a ham & cheese Ploughman's lunch.
On arrival at Tenterden, approximately 12:30, there is time to visit the CM Booth Collection and the Col Stephens Railway. However as the Museums are relatively small, to accommodate us our group will be split into two. Group 1 will take the short coach trip to visit the CM Booth Collection while the other half can either explore Tenterden and/or visit the Col Stephens Railway Museum. At approximately 13:45 the coach will return Group 1 to Tenterden and collect Group 2 to deliver them to the CM Booth collection.
1) Explore Tenterden market town and/or Col Stephens Railway Museum. (THE MUSEUM IS CLOSE TO TENTERDEN STATION) Tenterden, the Jewel of the Weald, is an attractive small market town with plenty of independent shops and small cafés set in a beautiful High Street with a tree lined avenue and greens, and an abundance of historic buildings, including an 11th century church. The local Museum has exhibits spanning one thousand years. A short walk from the station is The Col Stephens Railway Museum. This is recommended by Trip Advisor. One comment is as follows: After a trip on the railway, we only had half an hour before this little museum closed (free to train-ticket holders). Plenty to see, and no one hurried us. Fortunately I'd read about 'Colonel' Stephens and his railway ventures so could make the most of it. Rail enthusiasts would find it fascinating, but even the wife was not bored... Don't be put off by the black barn, the exhibits are well-presented and cosy inside. Leave an hour if you are keen, there are soft seats for the video!.
2) C.M. Booth Collection. (THE COACH WILL TAKE US TO THE MUSEUM AS ITS TOO FAR TO WALK) The main feature is the unique collection of Morgan 3 wheel cars, 11 are normally on display, dating from 1909 to 1935. Other vehicles include: 1929 Ford 'A', 1929 Morris Van,1904 Humber tri-car, 1936 Bampton Caravan, 1911 P&M m/c side-car, 1911 Premier m/c. Bicycles and tricycles, displays of toy and model cars, surrounded with auto-mobilia. www.morganmuseum.org.uk In front of the Museum is Falstaff Antiques, selling various items of which many focus on Motoring, and the Bull Inn is almost opposite.
The steam train will be departing 15:35 to take us back to Bodiam. Arrival time back at the Museum will be approximately 19:00
This visit has a maximum of 50 people so if you would like to come please send the payment (cheque preferred) to confirm your reservation. Postal applications only please
Non Members £60
To book please download the application form.
HOW TO BOOK
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