British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum
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The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell. It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom. Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure. Trucks carry more than 98% of the goods purchased in Britain, keeping the wheels of industry and commerce turning. Road passenger transport carries over five million people per day. Road transport is literally the lifeline of the nation. The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland Lancashire has for the past twenty-five years been dedicated to preserving the history of the road transport industry in the United Kingdom. Its exhibits and archives contain not just examples of the vehicles themselves, but evidence of their interaction with a century of daily life.

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Opening hours

Mid-February to end of October: Every Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Also Thursdays and Fridays during Lancashire School holidays.
Hours Of Opening 10.00am - 5.00pm

Closed: November to mid-February

Admission charges

Adults £5.50 Per Person
Children (4-15 Years) £3.00 Per Person
Senior Citizens £5.00 Per Person
Family Ticket £14.00 Per Family (Admits 2 Adults & up to 3 Children)

Group Discounts
(Group of 10 -20 People) Discount 10%
(Group of 21+ People ) Discount 15%

This is one of Britians most important heritage collections - a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a Century of truck and bus building. 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. The purpose of the exhibition is not only to inform, but also to trigger the visitors imagination, stir the emotion and create a real sense of atmosphere.

Collection details

Land Transport, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Vans, trucks and buses inc:
  • 1919 Leyland R.A.F Type
  • 1924 Morris T
  • 1931 Beardmore Cobra
  • 1956 Leyland Tiger Cub
  • 1956 Foden Bus
  • 1986 Leyland TX 450

British Commercial Vehicle Museum
King Steet
PR25 2LE




01772 451011


01772 451015

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