Hampshire & Isle of Wight

New home for Isle of Wight bus museum

isle of Wight bus museum Image copyright IOW Bus and Coach Museum
Image caption The museum displays buses and coaches which once operated on the island

The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum has reopened to the public at new premises.

The volunteer-run museum was established in 1997 to maintain a collection of vintage buses and coaches that once operated on the island.

The vehicles, the oldest of which dates back to 1934, have been moved to a former bus depot at Park Road in Ryde.

Spokesman Paul Wheeler said it had been a "big task" to move the collection of 22 vehicles from the old Newport site.

The museum was originally housed in two Isle of Wight Council-owned buildings.

However, at the new location the museum owns the freehold land and buildings.

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