Vintage buses will link up museums

One of the vintage buses which will transport visitors to the museums
One of the vintage buses which will transport visitors to the museums
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Special vintage buses will take visitors around local museums this week, as part of a scheme encouraging people to see what neighbouring towns have to offer.

South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre, in Church Road, Leyland, is part of the route which will link five museums in the area.

The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust is running the operation on Thursday, February 19, to connect the Leyland museum to the Ribble Steam Railway on Preston Dock, the Lancashire Infantry Museum at Fulwood Barracks, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston town centre, and the Museum of Lancashire in Stanley Street, Preston.

The free service will link all five museums, with a direct bus linking the Leyland museum with the Ribble Steam Railway, from where circular buses may be caught to the other three museums.

The buses will operate from one of the stops on Tesco’s main car park across from the Leyland museum, every hour from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Former Ribble buses will be used, along with a London Routemaster, a 1957 Fishwick double decker and a former Blackpool double decker.