British Commercial Vehicle Museum


Leyland, Lancashire

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A unique line-up of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a century of truck and bus building. There are more than 60 exhibits on permanent display, the 'Engine Room' which tells the story of engine development and how drivers can care for their vehicle engines, a cinema showing classic transport films, and a photographic archive containing over 250,000 images of past times. Special events held throughout the year - see website for details. The museum will close between 30 September 2017 and October 2018 for alterations.

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British Commercial Vehicle Museum
King Street, LEYLAND, Lancashire, PR25 2LE
Phone : 01772 451011

About the area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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