Transport Museum is on the move again

An historic transport museum in Walsall is being forced to search for a new home for the second time in a year.

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The Aston Manor Road Transport Museum is having to relocate from its base in Aldridge just nine months after moving in. The charity, which has a collection of up to 30 buses and commercial vehicles, previously had to leave its home in Birmingham after a row with the city council over rent.

It was hoped to develop a fully operational museum at the storage unit on Beecham Business Park, Northgate, but it is now due to move out by the end of October. It comes as some of the site is being taken over meaning volunteers now need to secure another premises big enough to take their collection.

A series of fundraising events have been held this year to help cover costs and push towards the long-term aim of establishing a fully operational museum. Director Alan Bishop said they were no focused on getting a new base, which needs to be around 20,000 sq ft, and are asking for help. He added: “The reception we have had around the Walsall and Aldridge area has been very good.”