Oaken Holt visit Oxford Bus Musuem

Oaken Holt residents recently enjoyed a trip to the Oxford Bus Museum at Long Hanborough, where the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years is told.

With the buses which were a familiar sight back in the day, they reminisced about how they used to travel and shared their stories and experiences.  One of their memories was the bus conductors, called clippies who used to collect fares and, especially on buses with rear doors would help supervise their passenger getting on and off.

It was a really interesting and informative visit for everyone. The exhibits include such vehicles as a historic preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses and coaches. There is also a wide selection of artefacts including bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters and staff uniforms to name just a few that they viewed and discussed during their time there.

The museum also have lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport history which gave a real  snapshot of travel through the ages and brought back some very fond memories for our residents.

Since 2004, the museum has also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which tells the story of these British vehicles which were produced locally at Cowley, Oxford so a real local treasure. They hold an impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles produced during William Morris’s life.

It was great to see these historic vehicles and also to find out that the restorations are carried out by a loyal volunteer group, who sand, paint and restore the old buses to their former glory. Without groups like these, we would not have this picture of life for future generations.

We all had a wonderful afternoon and ended the visit with a lovely cup of tea and delicious piece of cake before heading back home.

Oaken Holt is set in a magnificent country estate located in the peaceful village of Farmoor offering the perfect blend of tranquillity and accessibility with Oaken Holt providing residential and nursing care of the very highest standard for up to 55 elderly residents. Wytham House, our specialist dementia home is also located within the grounds of Oaken Holt estate.

If you would like to find out more about life at Oaken Holt care home, or to arrange a visit, please contact the home by calling 0808 223 5529 or email oakenholt.reception@caringHomes.org.

Oaken Holt visit Oxford Bus Museum


Oaken Holt

Home Manager

Liz Day


Eynsham Road,

0808 223 5529
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely