Pre-book for Gaydon and save £s


Advance bookings are starting to flow in for this year’s Buses Festival at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon on Sunday 20 August. All tickets bought between now and 11 August cost significantly less than those purchased at the admission gate on the day.

Advance adult tickets are £10, a saving of £4 on the £14 gate price and £2 on the £12 concession rate. Child tickets — for those aged five to 16 — are £6 in advance, £3 less than the £9 gate price.

To purchase advance tickets, phone 01780 490 404 or visit the website,

Vehicles — some of which have not attended before — are also being booked to attend, with every sign that once again there will be a display of around 100 restored and modern buses and coaches, some of them providing rides around the museum site and on scenic routes into the adjoining Warwickshire countryside.

There also will be the usual mix of trade stands selling bus related items — including models, books and other collectable memorabilia — many of them inside the museum, offering weatherproof browsing.

The museum is a big attraction in itself, telling the story of the British motor industry through a collection of several hundred displayed cars and commercial vehicles that include a 1920s London S

Type double-decker.

First time attendees booked for this year’s Buses Festival include Central Buses YJ16 DDO, an Optare MetroCity new last year.

To enter your vehicle — preserved or modern — contact Julie Lawson by phoning 01780 755 131, e-mail julie. or visit the website.