The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum is a fabulous place to visit for transport nerds of all ages.
Housed in a former bus depot, itself of architectural interest having been built in the late 1930s, the museum has a range of buses and related exhibits. The oldest vehicle in the collection is the 1880s Civility stagecoach which, back in the day, would be drawn by horses.
There are examples of vehicles under restoration, many items of memorabilia, and a vast collection of photographs reflecting the heyday of the Island as a holiday destination. The bus museum describes itself as a working museum, with restored vehicles operating on special occasions such as bus rallies, carnival events and special operating days, which includes twice-yearly running days.
Check out the museum’s website for opening times, running days, Beer, Buses and Walking Weekend and other special events.