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Last Updated: 28 November 2023


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 have just under 100 members with more than 3000 historic vehicles in their collections.

Issue 6 of Guidance on the operation of Free Bus Services now at the link at the bottom of the page

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.


Click Here for the NARTM Guidance Note on the operation of Free Bus Services



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