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NARTM Members

Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of all current NARTM Member museums and collections:






























Aberdeen and District Transport Preservation Trust

Museum. Access by prior arrangement. A free bus service is laid on for GTM events to link the event car park.





Aire Valley Transport Group

The Aire Valley Transport Group was formed in the Spring of 2003 by a group of transport enthusiasts from other societies in the Aire Valley. The aim of the AVTG is to restore vehicles that are of historical importance back to their former glory, and put them on show to the public in order to educate them about the history of road transport. The group now has 70 vehicles in its care, making it one of the largest collections in the area. It also has a collection of road and enamel signs, traffic lights, petrol cans and pumps, and also a collection of bus memorabilia including ticket machines, enamel and cast signs, badges. The group is open to anyone with an interest in transport (with or without a vehicle)





Aldershot & District Bus Interest Group

The group was formed in 1994 to consolidate the collection of preserved ex-Aldershot & District vehicles and other related artefacts that had been saved over the years, and to provide a focal point for individuals with an interest in every aspect of the old Aldershot & District Traction Co Ltd. The vehicles, all of which remain in private ownership, range from 1920s Dennis E-types through to Dennis, AEC and Bristol buses which entered service with A&D in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s at the very end of the company's existence. The group works closely with the Dennis Bus Owners Association





Alton Bus Rally and Running Day

The Alton Bus Rally and Running Day is one of Britain's biggest Bus Rallies and Running Days. The 'Rally' features a large display of Buses and Coaches of all shapes and sizes from a variety of eras and operating areas. In addition there is also a large display of other vehicles including Classic Cars, Lorries, Motorcycles and Vans as well as Emergency Service Vehicles. The 'Running Day' consists of a network of free bus services operating from Alton to surrounding villages and towns, re-creating the 50's, 60's 70's and 80's era of bus operation in East Hampshire. Buses also connect with Steam and Heritage Diesel Trains at certain Mid Hants Railway Stations. From Strolling around the exhibits on display in the pleasant setting of Anstey Park, to riding on the free bus services through the beautiful Hampshire countryside and watching or even travelling on the Mid Hants Railway's Steam and Heritage Diesel Trains there is always plenty to see and do whatever forms of land transport you are interested in





Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Set in beautiful location within the South Downs, the Museum boasts: traditional craftspeople, free narrow-gauge railway and bus service, connected Earth Telecommunications display, electricity hall, nature trails, picnic areas, gift shop, restaurant and much more. Over 30 special events will be held during the season.





Angus Transport Group

A small collection of road transport vehicles with (on the whole) links to Scotland





Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

A display of commercial road transport vehicles, many with a West Midlands connection, housed in a former tram shed which retains some of its fittings from that era. Many of the buses are used on free bus services throughout the year. Smaller artefacts are also on display.





Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society

The Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society was established in 1980 and was registered as a charity in September 1982. The Society is a member of the North East Museums' Service which acts as a regional co-ordinator of the work of both public and private collections in the North East of England. The Society is provisionally registered with the Museums and Galleries' Commission as a small Museum. The society is also a member of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society







Barrow Transport Museum Trust Ltd

The Barrow Transport Museum Trust is a small group currently applying for charitable status, the ultimate aim being to establish a museum of road transport relating to South Cumbria and particularly the Furness area. The group is currently caring for 11 vehicles previously operated by Barrow Corporation dating back to 1949, some of which require major restoration. Members receive newsletters and visits to rallies and events throughout the north.



Biggar Albion Foundation Limited



Black Country Living Museum





Bounty Country Buses 

A carefully assembled and unique collection of country buses, representing the great number of independent operators which established a network of country bus services from the 1920s through to the most profitable years of the 1940s and 1950s and beyond. A tribute to their pioneering spirit of taking the country to the town and the town to the countryside, put together by the Emerton family of Nantwich, Cheshire




Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection

A collection of former Bristol Omnibus/Bristol Tramways vehicles, artefacts and memorabilia Vehicles are not all housed under one roof and not available for public view. However, as many are roadworthy will attend the two Bristol rallies in May and August. Up to 17 were present at Brislington in 2009.





Bristol Road Transport Collection

Collection of mainly Bristol built buses and other vehicles with connections to the Bristol and Gloucestershire area.





Bristol Vintage Bus Group

The collection houses over 15 vehicles either built or operated in the Bristol area together with an extensive collection of artefacts and archives relating to the area and the Bristol commercial vehicle manufacturing organisation.




British Bus Preservation Group





British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust Ltd

A unique collection of over 60 vehicles covering nearly 120 years of commercial vehicle manufacture and use, including trucks, buses, fire engines, vans, steam traction engine, and the famous ‘Popemobile’. The ‘Engine Room’ tells the story of the diesel engine. An extensive archive contains over 250,000 items of film, photographs and paper records.





British Trolleybus Society

The British Trolleybus Society studies the development of the trolleybus and keeps up with current developments.  It owns about a dozen trolleybuses, one motorbus and a horse-drawn tower wagon.



Bury Transport Museum







Cardiff and South Wales Trolleybus Project

The only trolleybus preservation group in the principality of Wales. A regular newsletter is issued, and new members are always welcome, presently £12.50 per annum. Visits to the workshop can be arranged by writing to the above address for details.



Cardiff Transport Preservation Group

The Cardiff Transport Preservation Group was formed in 1992 in order to purchase, restore, maintain and preserve for the benefit of the public, vehicles, artefacts, archive material and other items which pertain to and reflect the transport heritage of, the City of Cardiff and surrounding areas.  To this end the Group has acquired a number of buses formerly operated by City of Cardiff Transport and other local operators. The Group Lease the ex Western Welsh Depot on Broad Street, Barry. The CTPG organise two vehicle rallies each year and hold a monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and if they wish help to restore the Group's buses, ride on them and travel on them to rallies.


  Carmel Coaches



Castle Point Transport Museum

This historic former Canvey & District bus depot, built in 1935, houses approximately 35 commercial vehicles spanning the years 1944 to 1988. Exhibits include buses, coaches, lorries, fire engines and military vehicles. They can be seen in varying stages from the fully restored to those awaiting restoration. The museum is run by volunteers.




Centurion Travel





City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot

The CPPTD has housed a collection of veteran and vintage buses since 1992, most of which spent their working lives in southern England. The vehicles are based in premises near Portsmouth that are presently not open to the public, following closure of the Broad Street site - please see the website or enthusiast press for the latest developments. The collection’s vehicles attend running days, rallies, carnivals and other events.


  Classic Connections





Classic Southdown Omnibuses Ltd 

One of the largest collections of vehicles owned formerly by Southdown Motor Services. They range from a 1939 Park Royal bodied Leyland Titan TD5 to the numerically last Bristol VRT delivered to Southdown in 1980. Of particular note is a 1956 Leyland Titan PD2/12 carrying one of the last Beadle double-deck bodies built.




Colin Billington Collection

A private collection of 30 buses and coaches, formerly operated by the Western & Southern National Omnibus Companies and their successors, spanning the years 1927 to 1985 many of which have undergone extensive restoration.  A particular feature is a collection of Royal Blue coaches and the organisation of coach runs along routes of the Royal Blue network which extended from the South West across much of the country. Vehicles from the collection attend events across the South of England




Commercial Transport in Preservation

Commercial Transport in Preservation (CTP) based in Salisbury was started in 1998 to cater for the alternative needs of enthusiasts in the south. Initally with around 50 members it grew very rapidly to be a nationwide organisation with some 350/400 members and now averages 200/250 members annually. The emphasis is on friendhsip for all enthusiasts whether vehicle owners or not. We have monthly open meetings in Salisbury during the winter months and outdoor visits/events during the summer, an active club, our members like to drive their vehicles/s on the road as much as possible, as well as supporting many local shows/events wherever our members live. Current membership could probably account for up to 1000 vehicles, some have none, some have more!

We hold four main vehicle events during the year:

Gillingham Gathering on the last Sunday in February

Spring Road Run on the first Sunday in April

Noggin, Nosh & Natter on the last Wednesday in July

Autumn Road Run on the first Sunday in September

Visit our website for more details





Cornwall Bus Preservation Society

The CBPS is a group who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving buses which saw operational service in Cornwall. Vehicles predominately originated from the Western National Omnibus Co and can be seen at events throughout the West of England. The Society organises the Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day which has now become an annual event renowned for the spectacular scenery of the South West Cornish coast.





County Durham Bus Preservation Group

We are a group of vehicle owners that operate a building containing the largest collection of preserved buses and coaches on one site in the North East of England. The collection contains vehicles, most of which originate from the North East, from the 1940's right through to the 1980's Although the group is not a museum or club, access to view the vehicles can be made by prior arrangement.




Coventry Transport Museum

The Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the products of a city that changed the world and focuses on the skills and innovation of its people. The majority of the collection is Coventry built or has a strong connection with the city. Coventry has had nearly 600 companies making cycles, motorcars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles. You can find out  about their fascinating histories and see vehicles made by world famous names throughout the Museum





Crich Tramway Village - home of the National Tramway Museum

You may have a keen interest in trams, transport or history or may just be looking for a unique place to visit, whatever your interest there is lots to see, explore and discover and the village makes an ideal family day out in the heart of Derbyshire. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from the around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. Hand over the old penny you are given on entry and you are free to ride the trams all day





Cumbria Classic Coaches

Cumbria Classic Coaches is a small friendly family run business specialising in running classic vintage half-cab buses and coaches, in other words - old buses. We have a fleet of four single deckers, two double deck buses and two vintage cars. We operate three timetabled service routes, seasonally from Kirkby Stephen to Hawes / Hardraw and ALL YEAR from Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle






Delaine Heritage Trust

The Delaine Heritage Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation established in 2015 by the Delaine-Smith family, dedicated to preserving the heritage of Delaine Buses of Bourne, Lincolnshire, founded in 1890 and now one of England’s oldest independent Bus Operators. The Delaine Bus Museum houses the five members of the Delaine Heritage Fleet which spans the last five decades of the 20th Century and consists of a Leyland Titan PD2, PD3, Atlantean, Tiger and a Volvo Olympian which all spent their entire working lives with Delaine. Items from the Delaine Archive on display include; photograph’s, documents, artefacts and memorabilia dating back over a century. The Museum is open to visitors on selected days during the year and a Heritage Bus Running Day is held on the last Saturday in September. Pre-booked group visits accommodated at other times.



Dennis Society

The DENNIS SOCIETY – the natural home for anyone preserving or restoring a Dennis vehicle – whether it be a bus, coach, van, lorry, dust cart, ambulance, fire engine or lawn mower! Details on the Dennis Society web site.



Devon General Omnibus Trust

The Devon General Omnibus Trust is a registered charity established in 2013 to support and promote the rescue, restoration, preservation and operation of historic vehicles that once carried the livery of the Devon General Omnibus & Touring Company Limited and to advance knowledge amongst both enthusiasts and the general public about the history of the company.





Dover Transport Museum

Dover Transport Museum has a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types. Very special are: a rare Austin A90 Atlantic, our beautifully restored Romany Caravan; an Aveling & Porter steam roller, a genuine charabanc and impressive ship models. Our two large exhibition halls have recreated old Dover street scenes that will stir the memories of many older visitors and give younger ones a glimpse of how things used to be.
Discover what life was like years ago





Dundee Museum of Transport

The charity was established in 2010 (SC041529) and we have grown each year with temporary premises been obtained at Market Mews in Dundee in 2014.  Since then the museum has established itself as one of the top tourist attractions in Dundee. An independent and fully Accredited Museum (achieved 2018), the museum is volunteer-led with the support of a Museum Manager.  The collection and archive continues to develop, with over 30 vehicles exhibited as well as displays of transport artefacts of historical importance to the local and surrounding area.   The ultimate aim is to move to the former tram / bus depot at Maryfield Dundee which the museum has purchased.   We work closely with other like-minded charities and have developed a close relationship with Alzheimer’s Scotland as we believe that health and well-being coupled with educational programmes is a core part of our work.  Throughout the summer we hold regular Open Days and transport-related talks.  






East Anglia Transport Museum

Here at Carlton Colville you will find a museum unique to the last detail, for this is the only place in the British Isles where visitors can not only view but also ride on all three principal forms of public transport from the earlier part of the 20th century. Once inside the museum there is so much to see and do that you’ll want to stay all day. 





Eastern Transport Collection Society

The Eastern Transport Collection Society is an Educational Charity, number 290666, and began as the Eastern Counties Omnibus Society in 1969 when a handful of bus enthusiasts in Norwich decided to form a group to buy a bus.  In 1971 the Society became the owner of Bristol Lodekka, LKD229. In 1984 the name was changed when charitable status was obtained. The Society has expanded over the years and has members from all over the country, but with a greater concentration in the eastern counties. Since the first vehicle bought in 1971 further buses were added to the collection and currently the Society owns 6 Bristol buses covering the types of vehicle seen in the 1940’s to 1980’s all once belonging to the Eastern Counties Omnibus Company. One of these is a Bristol KSW , the only one of its variant left in preservation, undergoing restoration after 30 years in storage. Vehicles are stored near Norwich, and together with members own vehicles, are available to view on request. A small museum contains various artefacts from both road and rail transport.






First Group Heritage Trust





Friends of Chatham Traction



Friends of King Alfred Buses

FoKAB was founded in 1985 to assist James Freeman in the preservation of two KAMS buses that he had purchased - 104 and 591 (since scrapped). Since then further ex KAMS buses have been rescued, including two repatriated from the USA. FoKAB became a registered charity in 2001 and has nearly 300 members. It maintains 9 buses and 2 coaches in roadworthy condition and is currently restoring 708, the rare Leyland Olympic of 1950. 






Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was established in 2002 with the aim to develop our working museum for vintage and historic buses, coaches and commercial vehicles. The trust is based at the ex Glasgow Corporation Transport garage at Bridgeton. Under the GVVT’s control, the garage has now become a focus for vehicle restoration and display, open days, bus “running” events and social gatherings.





Heaton Park Tramway






Ipswich Transport Museum

Everything in the Ipswich Transport Museum was either built or operated in the Ipswich area.. There are over one hundred major exhibits that cover the development of transport and engineering. Major exhibits include buses and coaches from Ipswich Corporation, Eastern Counties and local independents, Ipswich trolleybuses, an Ipswich electric tram car, fire engines, commercial vehicles, horse drawn vehicles and much more. The museum is open from April to November, on Sundays and Bank holidays from 11am to 4pm and Mondays to Fridays in local school holidays from 1pm to 4pm. There is an established programme of special events, at most of which classic buses and or fire engines give free rides. The Museum is run by a charity and is fully registered. It is situated in Cobham Road Ipswich (IP3 9JD), in a former trolleybus depot now fully refurbished with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.





Irish Transport Heritage

Formed in 1969, the trust provides for the preservation recording exchange on all aspects pertaining to road transport history  current and future matters. A number of vehicles both pre-and postwar have been restored by Trust members and the Trust it self has eight vehicles from more time which are typical of those operated by Ulsterbus and Citybus over most of their existence. After a number of false starts the trust is currently in the process of obtaining both limited company and charitable status, leading to the ultimate ambition of establishing a museum dedicated to road passenger transport in Northern Ireland.





Isle of Wight Bus Museum Trust

The collection ranges from a former Ryde Pier electric tram rebuilt in 1911 and a 1927 Daimler CK to a 1984 Olympian. Many of the vehicles are of Southern Vectis origin.








Keighley Bus Museum

Includes over 60 buses, trolleybuses and ancillary vehicles from operators across the North of England including the West Yorkshire Core Collection representing the former municipal fleets of Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield & Leeds.



Kent Heritage Bus Collection

  Kithead Trust




  Lead Mills Classics  

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

The purpose of the Trust, which is an educational charity, is to bring together a wide variety of people with either specialist or a general road transport interest relating to Leicester and Leicestershire and to provide the opportunity to pool resources and publish the results of ongoing research on a wide range of local transport related topics. The area of study could be an aspect of the transport work force, a class of vehicle, an operator, or a manufacturer. The exchange of information is conducted by written correspondence and by regular informal meetings. The information is then either published in the group's journals "Leicester Wheels" or "Corpo" or as a separate publication. We sincerely believe that transport is also an integral part of the development of the region's social history.



Leyland Society

The Leyland Society was formed in 1998 to cater for all those with an interest in the vehicles and history of Leyland Motors Limited (1896-1993).   Membership has now grown to nearly 600 and members receive a high quality quarterly newsletter and a larger annual magazine, together with other publications, as well as access to Society sales - please use the links on their website to find out more about membership.   The Leyland Society can help vehicle owners to locate spare parts, both through Leyland Torque and through the website market place.  An annual rally is organised for Leyland badged vehicles and the Society has access to much rare documentation within its membership, the Society’s own archive, and courtesy of the BCVM Archive.  The Society is compiling a register of preserved Leylands from its membership and various members are working on lists of Leyland production to be made available for all in due course.





Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

The Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society was founded in 1959, with the aim of preserving local vehicles of historic interest, and the collection has grown steadily over the years, the Museum now being home to over 65 vehicles – cars, buses and commercial vehicles from 8 decades.  There are also displays of transport history, including a traditional village workshop. The Museum is a modern building, fully wheelchair accessible.  Free parking is available on site (special arrangements may apply for special events.)





London Bus Museum

The world's largest collection of historic, working London buses - over 40 in total, covering a century of public transport from an 1870s horse-bus to a 1970s Leyland Titan. The exhibits are arranged in an historical timeline with period backdrops and displays of associated ephemera. Most of the buses are roadworthy and many appear regularly at Museum events and other running days. The Museum is open daily, except over Christmas, and admission is on a joint-ticket with Brooklands Museum.





London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum explores the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years. The Museum's collections include original artworks and posters that have been used to promote the city's transport over the last century, as well as outstanding examples of transport vehicles and objects that are evocative of times gone by.






Manx Transport Trust Ltd

The museum displays examples of public and commercial road transport using a combination of vehicles on loan from the Department of Community, Culture & Leisure and Douglas Corporation Transport, together with privately owned vehicles, and vehicles owned by the Trust. In addition to restoration and display, the Museum seeks to inform visitors of the Island’s transport history and to promote the necessary interest and skills to enable the maintenance and expansion of the facility for the future.





Medstead Depot Omnibus Group  

The Medstead Depot is a storage facility. However, vehicles from Medstead Depot Omnibus Group are regularly to be seen at shows and rallies throughout the year. In addition to the vehicles listed, others belonging to members of the Aldershot & District Bus Interest Group and the Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust are associated with the group and stored on site from time to time. There is usually an open day once per year, associated with the Mid-Hants





Merseyside Transport Trust

The MTT's collection of former Liverpool Corporation Buses, ranging from one of the first post war AECs right though to the last bus delivered to the Corporation in 1969, is probably the country's most representative preserved collection from a municipal bus fleet.





Midland Road Transport Group

A purpose-built museum building housing a collection of buses and lorries fully or partially restored. Situated at the Swanwick Junction site of the Midland Railway Centre. All vehicles are privately-owned by individual preservationists who provided finance to build the museum, which was completed in 2004.





Mike Sutcliffe Collection

This is a private collection of 9 early Leyland buses and it is the largest collection of solid-tyred buses in the World.   It includes the oldest British-built bus (1908 Leyland X2), the oldest single decker bus, and a full-sized charabanc which saw service it the First World War.   They have all been authentically and immaculately restored from a very derelict condition by Mike Sutcliffe, for which he was awarded the MBE "for Services to Motor Heritage", with help from his sons and friends, since he started in 1959.   The buses are available to be viewed by arrangement.




Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

If you fancy a really interesting, unusual and enjoyable day out, why not pay a visit to Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport? It is just like taking a trip back in time as you wander through one of Britain’s biggest collection of restored trams, buses and coaches. Your amazing time-travelling journey will take you all the way from an elaborately painted Victorian open-top horse drawn bus, to the streamlined prototype of Manchester’s Metrolink tram. In between you’ll be able to see and sit in fascinating vehicles that range from a 1920’s buses, to early trams, trolley buses and even the ‘charras’ that took Manchester folk on their outings to the coast and countryside.






National Bus Preservation Group



National Transport Museum of Ireland, Howth

A voluntary Museum operated by The Transport Museum Society of Ireland. This collection is Ireland's only comprehensive collection of public and commercial road transport from 1880 to the 1980s.





North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd

The North East Bus Preservation Trust (NEBPT) was originally formed in 1980 and is a group of over 130 bus and coach enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the vehicles and heritage of the North East of England. We currently have three buildings used for storage and workshop facilities and own 18 vehicles. During the Winter months we hold indoor meetings, with regular slide shows/videos and occasionally a guest speaker from within the transport industry. From Spring onwards we arrange evening trips in a preserved vehicle belonging to the trust, or a bus kindly offered by an owner member. Occasionally trips are taken further afield when we visit rallies and events organised by other preservation groups, e.g. Lincoln and Manchester and we are regularly to be seen at venues or running days sponsored by other transport societies. Our members receive a bi-monthly newsletter to keep them up to date with what is happening within the Trust. There is an opportunity for members to help out on a purely voluntary basis at various events that we arrange. Our main gatherings are: The North East Bus & Coach Show at the MetroCentre (May), Durham (June) and Seaburn (August Bank Holiday Monday). Although active participation is not a requirement, any help is greatly valued and appreciated.




  North Somerset Coaches



North West Museum of Road Transport

Houses a collection of approximately 80 historic vehicles predominantly from the North West area, around 60 of which are on display at any one time. Also on display are several fire engines and classic cars from the 1960s and 1970s.



North West Vehicle Restoration Trust



Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity






Oxford Bus Museum

The Oxford Bus Museum has its origins in the Oxford Bus Preservation Syndicate, established in the late 1960s.  About 20 years later, a home was found at Long Hanborough for the establishment of a museum with charitable status.  This has grown to fill the site, with dedicated museum and workshop areas, together with a visitor centre.  About 40 vehicles tell the story of how the bus developed in the Oxford area, and - in a separate building - the history of Morris Motors.  Members are welcome to participate in running the Museum, which is open throughout the year, as well as to join in restoration projects.






Paul and Joyce Jefford Collection

A small private collection of cars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s, farm tractors from the 1940s and two former Southdown Motor Services buses. GUF 727 is a 1946 Leyland PS1/1 with Eastern Coach Works body first used on express services from the Sussex coast to London and later on local bus services around Horsham, being in preservation since the early 1970s. MUF 650 is a 1953 Leyland Royal Tiger coach originally with Duple Ambassador body, sold by Southdown for further use in 1966, the chassis subsequently being exported to Malta where it received an Aquilina body in 1970 and remained in use until 2011. Repatriated for preservation as a Malta route bus in 2013.


Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group

The Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group was formed in July 2006 following a meeting held aboard 131 'Henry Winstanley' with Ralph Delbridge, Gareth Ruby and Ian Byrne in the former Tramshed at Milehouse Depot, Plymouth. Our aim is to preserve the history of Plymouth City Transport through vehicle preservation and archiving of photos, documents and artifacts and making the vehicles accessible to all. We plan to conduct regular member tours around the City akin to the 'Ghost Tram' of the 60's as well as attending local shows and events.


  Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society






Quantock Heritage

Quantock Motor Services has a large collection of beautifully restored and maintained vintage buses for any occasion. There is a range of colour schemes and seating numbers and even open top buses for the more adventurous. We can also offer a wide range of modern coaches within the fleet, including luxury diplomat style coaches, coaches with catering and bathroom facilities, and wheelchair accessible coaches and buses






Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

Collection of mainly Ribble group vehicles which are regularly displayed and/or  used in service at events throughout the year.





Roger Burdett Collection

A collection of post-war touring and express coaches supplemented by Midlands originated historic buses and coaches




Ron Greet Nostalgic Transport

Nostalgic Transport is a Devon based small family owned and run company offering vintage buses, cars and limousines for weddings, anniversaries, birthday trips and all other special events.






Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is now the acknowledged focal point of historic bus restoration and operation in Scotland and houses, on a 49-acre site, around 170 vehicles. Most of these vehicles are of Scottish origin and are in varying levels of condition, from dilapidated to fully restored. The SVBM is run on a purely voluntary basis.  Management is undertaken by the Management Group which consists of the trustees (the museum is a registered charity) plus members whom the trustees consider to be sufficiently committed to the cause.





SELNEC Preservation Society

The Selnec Preservation Society, formed in 1987, has principally concentrated on reflecting the design and development unique to the Great Manchester area as a result of the creation of the Selnec Standard vehicle in 1970, borne out of a need to rationalise body design and chassis configurations with the Selnec PTE, having inherited 13 bus fleets on 1st November 1969. We also have preserved examples of other vehicles purchased and operated by Selnec and its successors, GMT AND GMB, including single-deckers such as Seddons and Nationals, and double-deck vehicles such as Titans, Metrobuses and Olympians.


  Shetland Commercial Vehicle Preservation Society





Swansea Bus Museum

Swansea Bus Museum restores, operates and displays buses that were once in regular use by public transport companies across South and West Wales.
Our impressive collection mainly consists of vehicles operated by South Wales Transport (SWT) and First Cymru, together with two fine examples of London Transport Routemasters. The museum is also home to a selection of American cars, commercial vehicles and Land Rovers. Our display also includes several vehicles and artefacts belonging to the Swansea Museum Collections Centre which have been supplied on a long-term loan basis.





South Yorkshire Transport Museum

The origins of the South Yorkshire Transport Museum can be traced back to the Sheffield Bus Museum which occupied a bay at the Tinsley Tram Sheds from 1987 until 2007. In that year there was an opportunity to relocate to a brand new building at Aldwarke, Rotherham. At the same time the decision was taken to widen the remit of the Museum and represent all forms of transport in the region. Steady progress has been made and the Museum’s regular audience is now a good mix of families and enthusiasts, young and old.





Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust

Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust (S&DTHT) was formed in the summer of 2000 and drew members from groups including the now defunct Southampton City Transport enthusiasts 7164 Group. The Trust works closely with Southampton City Heritage and has regular meetings to discuss the retention and preservation of interesting vehicles, and how it might support other projects with which the City Council is involved.





Southdown Historic Vehicle Group

We are a group of former Southdown employees who have formed a company to preserve vehicles that were owned and operated by Southdown Motor Services. One of our first acquisitions was 416 DCD, a Leyland PD3 convertible bus. These particular vehicles were only made for Southdown Motor Services and soon nicknamed Queen Mary’s. In all 285 vehicles of this type were delivered, 30 in total being open top convertibles. It soon became apparent that there was a demand to hire the bus for weddings, the Derby and the Goodwood Revival. Such is the constant demand for these vintage buses that we now have a selection of vehicles to suit every taste which includes former vehicles from Brighton, Eastbourne and Portsmouth Corporations.


  Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Joint Board

The SHMD Joint Board is devoted to the preservation and restoration of vehicles and artefacts of the former Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Transport & Electricity Board. There are seven known surviving SHMD buses, of which two are with us, both being sole survivors of batches of six which were of designs unique to SHMD. Daimler CVG6 No. 76 is fully restored and operational, and probably the last centre-entrance double-decker built for service in Britain. Bristol RESL No. 117 is nearing the end of a protracted restoration, and of 4,629 REs built, is the only Northern Counties-bodied RE in existence.




Stedham Garage  





Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust

TV&GWOT is a registered charity which was established in 2008 “to advance the education of the public in the history of public road passenger transport and in particular in the history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through the Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors.” The Trust organises vintage bus and coach running days and long distance runs, preserves and restores a growing collection of historic buses and coaches, and has museum and archive facilities in East Berks and South Devon. Several vehicles from both the Colin Billington Collection and the Richard Rampton Collection have been put on long term loan to the Trust (including the Trusts flagship 1927 GWR Guy) and the Trust is taking an increasing role in exploiting both Collections, which together total more than 60 vehicles, in the Thames Valley and the West Country for public benefit. Group visits may be accommodated by prior arrangement.


  The 500 Group





The Provincial Society

The Provincial Society is a registered charity which has been established for all those interested in any aspect of the operations and vehicles of the former Provincial Tramways Company, the Gosport & Fareham Omnibus Company, The Provincial Bus Company and all successor and associated companies from 1870 to the present day. Two rare vehicles have been donated to the society – a wartime Guy Arab Bus-Coach double decker and the ACE Cougar with Wadham Stringer body. An annual rally is organised by the society at Stokes Bay, Gosport on the first Sunday in August.





The Science Museum, Wroughton

The Science Museum at Wroughton is a Second World War maintenance airfield in Wiltshire and has been occupied by the Science Museum since the 1970s. Six original aircraft hangars house items from the science, engineering, transport and agricultural reserve collections. There is also a research store, built in 1993, which has a stable environment and is ideal for sensitive objects. These are working stores and, as such, are not open to the public except for pre-booked behind-the-scenes tours during the summer months and occasional special events.





The Transport Museum, Wythall

The museum has three vehicle halls which accommodate one of the most significant collections of preserved buses in the country, plus a unique collection of battery electric road vehicles. It has the largest collection of preserved Midland Red buses and can probably make the same claim for Birmingham City Transport.  It is open to casual visitors between 11a.m. and 4.30p.m. each Saturday and Sunday between March and the end of November, and Wednesday afternoons 1pm to 4:30pm between May and August.  Throughout the year there are themed Event Days when museum buses offer rides and the cafeteria and shop are open.





Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

It was in late 1969 that four separate enthusiast groups - The Reading Transport Society, The Doncaster Omnibus and Light Railway Society, the West Riding Transport Society and the Notts. & Derbys. Transport Society - came together to establish a working trolleybus museum on four derelict acres of a World War Two RAF airfield at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Sandtoft is in the parish of Belton and in an area known as the Isle of Axholme, at that time in the Lindsey area of the County of Lincolnshire but now within the precincts of North Lincolnshire.













West Country Historic Omnibus and Transport Trust

The WHOTT is actively seeking a vehicle restoration and storage centre in the West Country, devoted to the history of public and commercial road transport in the region.  In the meantime, we already operate a mobile museum within a preserved Leyland Panther bus which visits events throughout the area and have established  a secure archive in Uffculme which contains a wide range of relevant artifacts, photographs, documents and publications. The trust currently cares for 16 vehicles covering the period 1929 to 1994 including traditional half-cab single and double deck buses, coaches, minibuses and commercial vehicles. The restoration, displays and archives have been developed with the support and skills of Friends of the trust.





Western Isles Transport Preservation Group

The collection of vehicles can be visited at any time by prior arrangement. At present stored at a variety of locations, the group is planning to bring the collection to a common site incorporating a working museum.





Wigan Transport Trust

The Wigan Transport Trust was established in March 2004 from the Wigan Transport Society, which had repatriated former Wigan Corporation Panther Cub No 20 from Malta. The society also organised the successful Wigan 100 rally in September 2002, marking 100 years since the formation of Wigan Corporation Transport. Our collection comprises of former Wigan Corporation vehicles and other items from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The collection also includes later vehicles representative of public transport in Wigan up to bus deregulation in 1986.





Working Omnibus Museum Project  




Workington Transport Heritage Trust

WTHT is a registered charity and Company limited by guarantee. We lease two buildings in which to keep our vehicles and artefacts  plus several privately owned buses. We own a number of buses, fire engines and other vehicles some of which are used in community events. Volunteers are engaged in restoring , maintaining and operating these historic vehicles. We have established an events programme making our activities self funding whilst building up a financial reserve for the future. Our aim is to build up a visitor attraction in Workington helping to promote more employment, training and volunteering opportunities.












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