Transport Museum

Thursday morning was another grey, damp one so we took a little drive out to visit the Transport Museum, tucked away on the Jurby Airfield site.

It is a small museum  housed in a hangar type building and run by volunteers so not open every day.

Although small, it is packed with quite a few lovely old buses, tram cars and other assorted vehicles. 

 



For the big kids  there are displays of Dinky Toys, Hornby trains and a (working) model railway layout.



I quite liked some of the signs dotted around...



Entry is free but donations are appreciated. 

Definitely worth a visit on a damp  miserable day.








16 comments:

  1. I expect you remember the vehicles in the second picture from your childhood JayCee. A trip down memory lane.

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    1. Yep. It used to be a horse and cart when I was young.

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  2. Love transport museums like this one. I remember the Dinky toys. Used to have some along with my Matchbox collection. Remember the Routemaster buses that had the open area next to the driver, similar to the older version in the second photo. We used to go on day trips in some coaches not much older than that one, too, back in the early-mid 50s. (So watch it, YP!) :)

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    1. My little brother had a Matchbox collection. Mum bought him a new one each week and Dad made him a wooden petrol station garage to keep them in.

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  3. Next thing you'll be watching Bangers and Cash.

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    1. Probably not. I prefer the Sewing Bee.

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    2. You should. It's dead good. The other night they had a Jensen Interceptor and a Mini pick up.

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    3. Bet they don't have a Hillman Imp...my first car.

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  4. Lovely old cars. We have two little yellow ones on the island. The latest version of those antique little yellow cars.

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    1. That little yellow one one was a two seater rally car. I would love to have seen it in action.

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  5. Looks really interesting JayCee. The old CravenA sign brought back memories.

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  6. That does look like fun! I have saved the HotWheels and Matchbox cars that my kids played with and my grandkids love them! They have imagined all sorts of races and parades and they build ramps and roads. Those are great toys!

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  7. Those old car toys are worth much more if they still have their cardboard boxes they originally came in.

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    1. Yes. Shame my brother threw all his away.

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