Readers will no doubt remember that Aston Manor Transport Museum moved to Aldridge last Christmas. Well, since then, the seem to be going from strength to strength. Today, they’re holding an open day at their Northgate, Aldridge site, so why not pop along and take a look at what they’re up to?
The museum is in the former Jack Allen plant – now called ‘Beecham Business Park’ – just where the dustcart is up on the stand. You can’t miss it. Opening hours are 9:00am until late afternoon.
There are free busses operating between Chasewater Railway, and Wythall Transport Museum, which is a bonus.
Admissions are £3 adults, £2 concessions and children and £8 family ticket (up to 3 children).
Following our very successful first event on April 15th when we had the biggest number of visitors ever for an Aston Manor event, there are presently 2 further events planned, the first on BH Tuesday June 5th. This will resurrect the very popular Two Museums’ event held for many years with our colleagues at the Transport Museum, Wythall.
A free bus service will operate between the two sites on a half-hourly basis throughout the day and a simplified timetable is below. A picking up point in Birmingham City Centre will be outside the Alexandra Theatre on Suffolk Street Queensway and the route goes over Barr Beacon with views across the Black Country to the hills on its western edge.
In addition we will operate a further service that will link in with our Aldridge site to Walsall and then on to Chasewater Railway where locomotives will be operating on their services.
A word to the wise, lads: you really need to sort out your comms. Had to hunt high and low for details. It’s easier to promote your events if we know about them.