Co-op Heritage Weekend at Wythall Transport Museum
140 years ago, a group of Midland Railway workers formed the Birmingham Industrial Co-operative Society to supply themselves with good food at fair prices. Today that business forms part of Central England Co-op, the largest independent co-operative society in the UK, but one that is proud of its deep roots in local communities.
This event will use the collection of historic Co-op vehicles at Wythall Transport Museum, together with archive film screenings, a photographic exhibition and stalls, to explore how the Co-op’s impact on economic, social and cultural life has touched almost every household in the city.
Alongside the preserved battery electric milk floats and bread van in the museum collection we will have on display the very latest electric vehicles from the Co-op fleet which have brought the story environmentally friendly transport full circle!
This is also a regular museum opening weekend and will feature their extensive collections of buses and battery electric vehicles with a cafe, shop and kids cabin activity area.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 11am–4.30pm
Sun 12 Sept | 11am–4.30pm
Sat 11 Sept 2.30pm
Wythall Transport Museum, Chapel Lane, Wythall, B47 6JA
Adult £5 / Child £2.50 / Family (2+2) £12.50
Booking not required. If a requirement for pre-booking is reintroduced due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, details will be on the Wythall Transport museum web site.
The site is level and most areas are fully disabled accessible.