Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum
There is currently no admission charge, but we ask visitors to buy a guide on their visit.
Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum Souvenir Guide
Newly published is our Vehicle Collection Guide which features all the vehicles owned or lent to the museum. Printed in full colour
Yes, so long as accompanied by their owners and kept on a lead at all times.
Please do not take them on the vehicles.
We are sorry but we cannot allow even supervised children under 15 to help clean the buses.
We welcome groups and coach tours to visit during usual opening times. As entry is free we cannot offer special rates but if advanced warning is given we can provide guided tours if required. It is always preferable to have advance notice when groups of more than 20 intend to visit.
In special curcumstances we can offer exclusive access when we are normally closed and we charge a minimum of £50.00 for this service.
As we do not have an Operators Licence or the required insurance cover we are unable to hire vehicles for public use.
Toilets, including Disabled and Baby Changing facilities are available within the Museum building
We have an ample car park (and limited coach parking), shop and tea bar.
There is also a childrens’ play area.
If you have a bus/coach related book or other publication, in the first instance please complete and submit the enquiry form on our contact page, providing further details.
Someone from the museum will be in touch.
Access to The Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum is suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users. Visitors in wheelchairs are welcome; please ask our staff for any special requirements; we will always provide all possible assistance whenever required.
Externally, the areas outside of the Museum are concrete, with gentle slopes that continue to the Museum entrance, Gift Shop and Refreshment areas. Full access is available to the main display areas, which again are constructed from concrete and are predominantly level, with gentle slopes and ramps.
Disabled and Baby Changing Toilet facilities are available within the Museum building