London Bus Museum cancels Spring Gathering and June event

The London Bus Museum has just announced that it is cancelling both its Spring Gathering at Brooklands on Sunday 5 April and its On the Buses event on Sunday 28 June following government advice over coronavirus precautions. It hopes to hold a major additional event at the museum in September.


This follows several other organisations’ similar announcements over the past few days and its own statement yesterday that the Spring Gathering was far from certain to go ahead.


The museum itself, part of the Brooklands Museum site, remains open for the time being, but that situation may change. It advises prospective visitors to check on its website.


‘The peak season for the virus is expected to straddle both of these events so we are announcing the cancellation now to give clarity to our stallholders, vehicle owners and visitors so that they can avoid unnecessary costs and to make sure people do not suffer a last-minute cancellation with obvious disappointment,” says LBM chairman Leon Daniels. “Stallholders will get a full refund for their fees.”


He adds: “We hope that the position will have recovered by later on in the year. Provided it is safe to do so, we have plans to have a big event in September where we can emerge from hibernation and come together with our friends, supporters and vehicles. This will of course be subject to life being back to normal.”


“Thank you for your continued support of the London Bus Museum and hopefully keep 13 September free in your diary,” says event manager Deryck Fill.


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