I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a ‘Models at the Museum’ event on today. It starts at 10:30am and should be just the thing for modellers, transport enthusiasts, petrol heads and big kids of all kinds.
There will be around forty modellers stalls and layouts, live steam outside the museum, kids activities, films and all the usual goodies for all the family to enjoy.
There’s a free bus service operating all day between Walsall and the museum in Shenstone Drive.
Martin Fisher from the Aston Manor team had this to say:
This coming Sunday, 6th April, we have an event which we are calling Models and the Museum; there will be about 40 stands and exhibits including model railways, model buses and trams and even some live steam running outside the building.
It may turn out to be one of the largest events we’ve staged so far, if the entry list and enquiries are anything to go by; as usual, we’ll be running a free bus service from Walsall (Hatherton Road, opposite the bus station) at 10:20 then every half hour to 16:20; because parking close to the museum is very limited, we’ll once again have a park and ride in action based in Middlemore Lane, (the old Greenham site, adjacent to Anchor Meadow), and we’d ask anyone coming by car to please use the park and ride – although there will be disabled parking available close to the museum.
Admission as it says on the advert, adult £5, child £2, family £8, including a guide to exhibits.
While you’re there, you can check out all the great stuff in the collection, and talk to the volunteers, who’re doing a fine job.
This is sure to be a great event – please do pop along. The collection needs the support of the public to survive, and it really is a wonderful thing.