The event organisers at the London Bus Museum were very keen to continue with preparations for the annual autumn event, Transportfest, especially as the very popular Spring Gathering and summer event had to be cancelled due to the virus pandemic and lockdown. What would have been one of the few transport related events in the South East had received great support from enthusiasts with over 40 display vehicles entered and 15 traders ready to set up stalls.
In preparing the Museum for a limited re-opening for four days per week rather than seven, it became apparent that holding an event attracting 2,000 visitors would not be easy and certainly not within the current guidelines, with pre-booking required, restricted visitor numbers, social distancing considerations and provision of sanitisers amongst others, it was agreed, reluctantly, to cancel Transportfest 2020 and apologise to all for raising hopes.
All efforts will now concentrate on London Bus Museum’s largest event, Spring Gathering 2021 to be held on Sunday 11th April and the process of contacting vehicle owners and traders has already begun.
Meanwhile the London Bus Museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm and closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As a bonus, the Museum will also be open on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August. Come and visit us!
An advanced timed-ticket system for both visitors and members is in operation – book tickets at Brooklands Museum to avoid over-crowding.
To help keep everyone safe, hand sanitiser stations are positioned around the Brooklands Museum site and the wearing of face coverings is required upon entering the Museum. Visitors are kindly requested to observe the 1m+ social-distancing rule which means the Museum is unable to open up vehicles for internal inspection and some displays have had to be removed. It is very much hoped that the Museum’s daily bus rides will be operative each day but visitors are advised to make contact with the Museum for the latest information on 01932 837994 or visit this website