Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

The museum opens in early April annually – please check our opening times here for updates.

There is currently no admission charge, but we ask visitors to buy a guide on their visit.

You can purchase a guide before your visit.

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 would like to make a monetary donation to the museum please visit out donate page.

If you have an item/s that you would like to donate to the museum then please in the first instance visit donate an item or items to the museum page to complete and submit the form.

Someone from the museum will be in touch.

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.

For details of how to get to the Museum please visit the find us page

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

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