British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .
one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.
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.
transport carries over five million people per day.
Road transport is literally
the lifeline of the nation.
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 United Kingdom. Its exhibits and archives contain not just examples of
the vehicles themselves, but evidence of their interaction with a century of daily
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
VEHICLE MUSEUM TRUST
The Trust's prime objective is to preserve, for the benefit of future generations, a commercial motor museum and to promote the permanent preservation of commercial motor vehicles manufacturered and sold by the British motor industry.
The Museum Trustees - chosen to provide a range of expertise reflecting both the operation and manufacture of Trucks and Buses - determine collection policy. They seek to mark the role of Leyland in the development of the British commercial vehicle and to maintain a representative display of vehicles of special significance in the development of the British commercial vehicle industry.
Another main objective of the Trust is to ensure the widest possible access and visibility for the Collection.