Travel in style to the Open Weekend

Our friends at Lothian Buses will be running an excursion to the Open Weekend from Edinburgh City Centre. The excursion will run on both days and will use a vehicle from the current Lothian fleet.
The excursion will depart the North side of St. Andrew Square (opposite Harvey Nichols) at 10.00 hours and return from the Museum at 15.30 hours, with a journey time of approximately 60 minutes.
An Adult Day Return costs £5.00 and up to 2 children may travel free with any fare paying adult. Additional children will be charged at £5.00 Return. Scottish National Concession cards and Ridacards are not valid on this service. Tickets must be bought in advance via the Lothian Buses online shop.
For more details have a look here.

2017 Book Launch

As part of our Open Weekend, well known author Stewart J. Brown will be launching his second book "Advancing in a Forward Direction" on Saturday 19th August 2017. Copies will be available on Doulgas Blades' sales stand.
For more details have a look here.

2017 Open Weekend : Free bus service

We're pleased to announce that the 2017 open weekend will feature a free bus service from Dunfermline bus station to the Museum.
First departaure 10:00 hrs and then every 30 minutes until 16:30 hrs - both days.
For more details have a look here.

Bedford OB and Bristol VR emerge for 2017

Two projects that are emerging from the Museum workshops are Starks Bedford OB SS7486 and Lowland Scottish Bristol VR NDL 656R. Both of these vehicles were major projects for their owners having been resident at the museum for some time. The OB represents a typical rural bus of the 1950s and contrasts with the 1977 Bristol VR. The Bristol was new to Southern Vectis and was bought by the privatised Lowland Scottish operation in the 1990s.

We're a 3 star attraction!

The SVBM are very proud to announce that we have been rated as a three star attraction by Visit Scotland. Our facilities and Guide Sunday tour experience were assessed by Visit Scotland. This award is culmination of great deal of work by volunteers who have been acting as tour guides, bus drivers, cafe and shop staff and those who have built and maintained the facilities. Last but not least, it also reflects our fantastic vehicle collection and the time, effort and money put into it by the vehicle owners.