The bus and general transport museums of Britain and Ireland are getting ready for an anticipated easing and possible lifting of lockdown restrictions with some refreshed displays and specoa; events for visitors to see

Like last month’s list of planned rallies and running days, our annual guide to the British and Irish museums devoted partly or wholly to the preservation of buses, is being published this year within the magazine rather than as a separate supplement..

The lockdown conditions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 have required all museums to close temporarily to visitors. At the time of writing, museums in England have been given a provisional date of 17 May when they might be permitted to reopen, although that is subject to infection rates continuing to fall. The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum plans to reopen on 13 June. No target dates have yet been announced for Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.

As with rally organisers, many of the museums have announced dates when they hope to open and stage events, but the same message applies as last month: check before travelling that these dates still apply. We will publish details of any changes as soon as we are notified, but some are announced at short notice and we cannot be held responsible for any journey that turns out to have been in vain.

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