The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust will be opening its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on Sunday 29th July 2018.
This Open Sunday will have a Family/Community theme. In addition to our regular offering, we hope to have a number of different activities and visitors. These will include:
- A visiting
appliance from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
- Police Scotland who are bringing some of their vehicles.
- Community Safety Glasgow who will hopefully bring along one of their CCTV vehicles
- Visiting buses from First Glasgow
- Model bus display by the Model Bus Federation
- Jive Dancing displays.
- our ever popular Lego minifigure hunt - find the 12 Lego mini figures located on the buses throughout the garage to win a prize.
- Bus uniforms for the kids to dress up in
- Colouring in and building buses out of cardboard kits
As usual, visitors will have access to wander round and look at what goes on, seeing vehicle restoration work at all stages. This will include our large display of restored vehicles. GVVT volunteers will also be on hand around the building to help visitors with queries and answer questions
To let visitors experience travel 1960’s style, one of our preserved Glasgow Corporation buses will operate a free hourly service between the garage and George Square in the city centre. The service will depart George Square (at the bus stop between North Hanover Street and North Frederick Street) at 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500.
We will have a number of displays from our Archives which chart aspects of Glasgow’s transport history going back over 100 years. There will also be a display from our Back on the Road programme.
The GVVT’s Leyland Leopard single decker will be parked up in the yard for those who want to see what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a bus.
Our much celebrated Clippie’s Café will be open serving a range of refreshments and snacks.
Entrance Prices - Adult £5.00, Child/OAP £3.00, Family £12.00.
Entrance to Bridgeton Bus Garage via Broad Street door. Here visitors will be met by one of our GVVT Volunteers.