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The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum at Park Road, in Ryde have an exciting double event day on Sunday 7th July.
For the first time since the 1935 Ryde Carnival, some 84 years ago, the recently restored 1880 Island built Stagecoach called 'Civility', will be paraded on display in the museum forecourt, harnessed to horses.
With kind assistance from Windmill Carriages, the museum will be allowing the public to view the painstaking work volunteers have undertaken to the coach, which regularly carried passengers between Ryde and Newport (with a change of horses at Wootton) over 100 years ago. The coach is due to be displayed during the morning from 11am onwards.
In contrast, during the afternoon, we welcome back the Schools Concert Band of the Island Music Centre, who will be giving us a concert of popular music from 2.30pm, inside the museum. Please come along and encourage the youngsters, the acoustics of the museum make for a super sound.
The museum will be open throughout, with the usual free admission. Parking will be available but by necessity will be restricted. Please use public transport if possible- we are a bus museum