Red Ribble buses back for vintage ride during February half-term

Posted on - 10th February, 2014 - 12:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Nostalgia, Things to Do in and around Preston
Remember the Ribble Bus? Forget London's red buses....

Remember the Ribble Bus? Forget London’s red buses….

Vintage red Ribble buses will be returning to Preston for one day during the February half-term.


After the success of the October half-term outings for the buses they are back on the road again.

The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust are running the service which allows visitors to jump on and off at museums in Preston.

On Wednesday 19 February the buses will run from the Ribble Steam Railway to the Museum of Lancashire and the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

Sue Latimer, Programmes Manager at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, said: “Last year’s vintage bus trip was a tremendous success, with families from all over Preston and beyond getting the chance to visit the fascinating museums in our city.

“The vintage buses were very popular as well, and provide a great way to travel. This time around we have even more planned at each museum to ensure a fun-filled day is had by all.”

Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening at each of the museums:

Ribble Steam Railway

Friendly Engines: Work with artist Steph Matthews on this exclusive one-day competition to design, draw and colour a new face for a steam train. 11.30am-3.30pm. Ages 5-12. Included in normal cost of admission, drop in.

Ride the Rails: Enjoy two opportunities to ride on a working train: the full-size outdoor locomotive which runs trips throughout the day, and the child-sized electric railway which runs up and down the main exhibition hall and is the perfect size for kids.Included in normal cost of admission, drop in.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Hands on at the Harris – Plasticine Pouts: Pull a funny face and make a squishy sculpture just like artist Bruce Nauman does in our new ARTIST ROOMS exhibition. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Ages 5-12. Free, drop in.

Museum of Lancashire

Street Art: Ever wanted to try street art? Come along and experiment with mural art and graffiti, with Rik Cheetham. 11.30am-3.30pm. Ages 8+ Free, drop in.

Art Soldiers: Take part in an arts workshop where children can design and colour your own World War One and World War Two soldiers, with help from the Lancashire Infantry Museum. 11.30am-3.30pm. Ages 5-12. Free, drop in.

The Journey of Food: Professor Tuesday and The Big Fat Food Timeline – What we eat and where it came from! Sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm£1.50 per child, booking recommended. Limited places.

It is free to ride on the buses which run every 30 minutes from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Do you remember the Ribble buses? Let us know in the comments below

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