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Museum history in Leyland, Preston in Lancashire

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, Lancashire has for the past twenty years been dedicated to preserving the history of the road transport industry in the UK.

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Its exhibits and archives contain not just examples of the vehicles themselves, but evidence of their interaction with a century of daily life. This is one of Britain’s most important heritage collections and holds a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a century of truck and bus building.

Our museum consists of:

Over 60 vehicles which tell the story of commercial vehicle design and use over the past 120 years.

The museum also tells a story of the current commercial vehicle use and to be able to see into the future at what could be our future vehicles. We show extensive archive footage which illustrates transport and social history of this country over the past century.

Why come to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum?

  • Cinema
  • Classic transport films
  • Paintings
  • The Leyland ladies
  • The shell collection
  • Ghost seeker nights

Visitors can view an imaginative display of vehicles, which use sound and lighting special effects to give a virtual reality tour for all the exhibits, creating a spectacular and fascinating exhibition.

We also offer packages to the Elizabethan houses nearby at Astley Hall in Chorley and Samlesbury Hall near Preston. These are ideal places for anyone to visit instead of entering the museum or even as well as the museum.

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For more information on our Leyland festival, or dates for your diary please call 01772 451 011