• Birmingham Omnibus Co 1870
  • Steam
  • BIR0193
  • tram
  • bus
  • UHA-225H
  • tram2
Birmingham Omnibus Co 18701 Steam2 BIR01933 tram4 bus5 UHA-225H6 tram27

What is Project 2066?

Project 2066 is a competition for potential engineers and designers of the future to let us know what you think a public transport “motorbus” will look like in 50 years’ time. You can show us your design ideas by sending us any of the following:-

  • Drawings and paintings
  • Posters
  • Models
  • CAD Files

You also need to describe in no more than 50 words what you think will be different about your future bus compared with todays’ (and historic) buses.

Who Can Enter?

The competition is open to all schools, colleges, youth groups / organisations and individuals.

How do I find out more?

Check out the Challenge Page for full details

When Can We / I enter?

Project 2066 is was officially launched at the May Day Bank Holiday Event 1st and 2nd May at the Transport Museum Wythall. For further details of the event see www.wythall.org.uk. 

For schools and colleges participating, we offer a free guided visit to the museum.  The offer is subject to availability of staff and museum resources, so book early to avoid disappointment. Pupils can then use their experience of what historic motorbuses look like, sound, feel to ride in and experience their unique smells.  For further details, please email 2066@wythall.org.uk. Please note that any rides / transport will need to be charged.

When you are ready to start working on the project, simply visit our registration page to sign up or email us at 2066@wythall.org.uk and we will provide any further information that you may feel you need.

Please note the main museum website includes more detailed background on the history of the motorbus plus a collection of photos of historic vehicles).

Dave Taylor, Chairman

April 2016