Wythall Busfest@Gaydon

Wythall Busfest is returning to the British Motor Museum for 2024!

One of the UK’s largest rallies for bus fans is back! Over 100 vintage and modern buses are expected at the Museum on Saturday 6 July for Wythall Busfest@Gaydon. Organised in partnership with Transport Museum Wythall, the show will feature a remarkable display of restored, vintage and modern buses and coaches from up and down the UK. 

2024 marks the 120th anniversary of the formation of BMMO (Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company), famously becoming Midland Red, so we’re planning a historic line-up of vehicles from this innovative company, with examples running on the free services during the day. Post-2000 buses are becoming more and more popular, too, and we can expect a few on display here, with hybrid and fully electric vehicles in attendance.

Visitors can also enjoy free heritage bus rides around local routes and the Museum’s internal road network. To complement the show a number of indoor and outdoor traders will also be joining the Wythall Busfest, bringing with them a wide variety of 'bus' related wares for visitors to browse and purchase: including books, DVDs, models and more - a perfect place for visitors to shop for a unique gift or for a new addition to an existing collection. 

Tickets for the show include entry to the Museum and Collections Centre, giving you the chance to see over 400 historic British cars covering more than a century of history. It's not just cars in the Museum though, we also have a 1923 AEC S-type bus! With so much to see, you'll be sure to work up an appetite. We've got you covered with the Junction 12 Café in the Museum serving delicious meals, sweet treats and refreshments, while quick bites such as burgers and ice creams are available outside.

Book your tickets

For just the cost of our standard Museum entry, you can enjoy Busfest and explore the Museum too! Book in advance and SAVE with tickets for just £16 per adult, £9 per child, £14 per concession and £43 for a family.

Support the Museum and get an Annual Pass!

When booking your ticket, choose to donate your entry fee, and in return, we'll convert your ticket to an Annual Pass at no extra cost. You will also have the chance to Gift Aid your donation. Please be a Gift Aid visitor if you can; it makes a big difference to our charity. This can only be done at the time of booking.

Advance tickets are available until 6pm, Friday 5 July 2024. We cannot offer refunds for this event. 

Premium Members, Members & Annual Pass holders

You can visit the meet for free! Simply select your visit date and choose either the ‘Premium Members & Members’ or ‘Annual Pass holders’ option and follow the steps. Tap here to book your ticket.

Vehicle Exhibitors and trade stands

Join the barrage of buses! Vehicle Exhibitor tickets are FREE and they give entry to the event and Museum buildings for you and up to 3 passengers. Additional passengers will need to buy a visitor ticket in advance. All exhibitor tickets are valid for the event day only.

To exhibit a bus or book in a trade stand, please visit www.wythall.org.uk/busfest or email your enquiries to Dean at Wythall Transport Museum at dean.howdle@wythall.org.uk

Gates open to Traders on the day at 7:30am and exhibitors from 8.30am. All display vehicles must be in place by 10:00am.