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Last Updated: 10 December 2014

 
 
Welcome

The National Association of Road Transport Museums (NARTM) is the representative body for organisations or individuals with collections of historic buses and coaches, goods vehicles and other large road vehicles who wish to make their collections accessible to the public. NARTM represents the large majority of UK road transport collections and now has some 90 members with more than 3000 historic vehicles in their collections.

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NARTM supports and represents its members by:

  • Publicising its members’ location, opening times, events and contact details through this website and through a leaflet published each year and distributed to heritage sites, museums and Tourist Information centres

  • Maintaining a register of preserved vehicles and updating it annually.

  • Developing a grading system for historic buses and coaches to assist in advising funding bodies on the merit of applications for restoration projects

  • Representing its members interests to Government departments and agencies, regulators and funding bodies such as HLF

  • Maintaining a watch for emerging regulations which may affect members’ activities and co-ordinating responses to public consultations

  • Advising members on best practice and sharing examples of policies and procedures

  • Providing a forum for sharing museum information and experience between members and providing help in sourcing spare parts and specialist restoration services

  • Providing a quarterly members’ newsletter NARTM Newslink

  • Organising Spring and Autumn members’ weekend meetings visiting collections around the UK with an open meeting at each of the weekends to discuss relevant and important topics.

  • Providing assistance to members in achieving museum accreditation

  • Organising seminars on subjects such as risk assessment, health & safety and funding applications.

 

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