Annual Open Weekend

Join us for our premier event of the year, our Annual Open Weekend on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Visitors will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of yesteryear with our free vintage bus services to and from the City Centre and the Riverside Museum. The frequent service will use a selection of historic buses from the GVVT collection together with a number of visiting vehicles. The timetable and map is shown below.

Inside the garage, we’ll have a fine display of buses, commercial vehicles and fire engines again many visiting the garage from elsewhere. We will also have a number of modern buses from today’s operators which will let visitors contrast buses of today with their predecessors from the 20th Century. The vehicle displays also give the visitor insight into all stages of vehicle restoration, from rusting hulks, to preservation in progress and finally to the restored vehicle.

We will have a large number of stalls selling souvenirs, books, models, photos and autojumble.There will be an exhibition of artefacts from the GVVT Archive.

The Model Bus Federation will be bringing their dioramas showing their models in a range of street scenes.

Finally, and not to be forgotten, the Clippie’s Café will be opening serving refreshments and light snacks (including lots of delicious homebaking!)

Admission prices: Adults £8, Child (5-16) £5, Senior (over 65) £5, Family £20. Weekend pass available (adults £13, child/senior £8). Under 5’s are free.

Entrance to Bridgeton Bus Garage will be via our Broad Street door. You can pay at our cash desk, or buy your tickets in advance for priority entry. You can pre-book your ticket here on our shop page

Route map of our free bus services on our Open Weekend
Open Weekend free bus services. Face coverings are required on our free bus services.
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If you would like to bring a visiting bus or commercial vehicle please download the form below and return it to vehicle.entries@gvvt.org

If you would like to rent a stall space please download the form below and return it to stalls@gvvt.org