At the end of last month, RT 1 was, ceremoniously, the last bus to leave Redhill Road, as the doors were closed for the final time and the next chapter in the history of Cobham London Bus Museum began to be written.
During the past couple of weeks, museum exhibits have started to arrive at the new Cobham Hall, within the Brooklands site, ready for positioning within a timeline display that will form a major feature of the new building.
The 2500 square metre display area will allow the collection, of approximately 22 vehicles, to be placed within dioramas depicting street scenes of London, adding to the historical significance of the period in which the vehicle operated, forming a journey through 125 years of London Transport history.
In addition, displays of memorabilia associated with operating the finest transport system in the world will add to the overall experience, so there will be something of interest for everyone.
In the months ahead there will also be a series of special events, when selected vehicles from the collection will be in operation for visitors to sample travel from a bygone era, however more details of these days will be announced at a later stage.
The museum building will open to the public, 10.00am – 5.00pm, seven days a week from August 1st, just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday period, with a paid entry ticket to the Brooklands Museum costing £10.00 for an adult, £9.00 for a senior citizen/ student, £5.50 for a child (5-16) with under 5’s free, or a family ticket for £27 (2 adults and up to 3 children), which then gives free access to the Cobham London Bus Museum, so visitors will have a wealth of transport heritage to keep their interest throughout the day.