Have you ever lived very close to a famous attraction, beauty spot or museum, but never visited?
On the Isle of Wight, there are dozens of interesting places to visit. From a Roman Villa, Osborne House – the home of Queen Victoria, a donkey sanctuary, a garlic farm, a windmill, botanical gardens, there is something for everyone. Where I live in Ryde there is a bus museum! It is about two hundred metres from my house, just around the corner, but since I’ve lived here (which is only just over a year), I’ve never visited the bus museum. And it’s even free to visit, no entrance fees at all!
Last weekend the bus museum had an open day, where you could ride on all the vintage buses, also for free! I kept seeing all the old buses drive down my street, so I thought I’d walk along for a look, and I’m so glad I did.
Unfortunately I was too mean to buy a brochure which told you about the buses, I just wanted to take some photos. As well as all the buses waiting outside to take you for a ride, inside the museum, which was open plan like an aircraft hanger, they had even more buses! There were old uniforms of the bus drivers on display, lots of posters, memorabilia, even an old ticket office. So much to see.
There was a band playing, you could buy tea and coffee, such a lot going on. I’ll definitely be coming back to visit again.
Do you live close to an attraction or famous landmark, but never visited?