Brooklands happenings

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With its refit continuing apace the London Bus Museum (LBM) is closed to the public but still letting people enjoy rides on its on its vehicles. Traditional buses are operating at weekends, with half hour trips from its Brooklands home throughout the day for £2.

The refit aims to give the bus museum more flexible display areas, a ‘central hub’ and better opportunities for photography.

London Bus Museum with vehicles removed during the refit. LBM

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Meanwhile work is continuing on the rebuild of 1923 London General AEC NS, which it’s hoped will be completed in 2021. The NS was the first London bus designed to have a covered top. The type operated until 1937, and more than 2,400 were built. There are only two survivors.

LBM is based at Brooklands Museum, which has now reopened to the public on Thursdays to Sundays from 1000 to 1600hrs. Visits must be pre-booked. A two-day classic car event is planned there on 1-2 January observing Covid restrictions, which will take place from 0930 to 1630hrs.

Further details can be found via or for the LBM at


Restoration is well underway on the London General AEC NS. LBM