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Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums

Buses

We specialise in collecting, restoring and running buses and coaches that spent most of their working lives in Oxford city or serving the public of Oxfordshire.

Our collection currently includes 40 buses and coaches, the oldest on show was built in 1913. We have a number of unique vehicles, including a recently acquired  electric 'Metrorider' minibus, which ran a city centre shuttle service during the 1990's.

Fleet List

For many years most of the buses operated by the City of Oxford Motor Services Ltd were built by AEC of Southall. The AEC badge was proudly displayed on the radiator of most of these vehicles.

As well as many buses built by AEC, our collection also includes buses and coaches with chassis built by:- Bedford (OB), Bristol (VRT), Daimler (Fleetline), 
Dennis (Loline), Ford (R1040 & Transit), Leyland (Atlantean & Leopard) and Morris. the Oxford Bus Museum has its origins in the Oxford Bus Preservation Syndicate, which was set-up in 1967 by a group of bus enthusiasts. They had the foresight to see that buses and coaches of significance to previous generations should be saved and preserved for future generations to enjoy (before they were lost for all time). Beginning with just one vehicle - which can still be seen and ridden on today - the collection grew until permanent premises were needed.

Since 1984 the museum has been at the old railway station yard in Long Hanborough. Generous assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled us to house our collection under cover and to display it to the best advantage for you.