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Museum Closes for Major Refurbishment - As from Sunday 1st October 2017, the museum will be closed for refurbishment. Major reconstruction work together with a completely new internal design will take place. The project is largely supported by funding from the National Lottery. At present we are not able to announce a planned re-opening date for the museum… Continue reading
Up another gear for the British Commercial Vehicle Museum - ‘Up another gear for the British Commercial Vehicle Museum’ project awarded National Lottery Support   The British Commercial Vehicle Museum based in King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, is pleased to announce that it has received a National Lottery grant of £1,836,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘Up another… Continue reading
Museum gets set to re-open! - It’s almost time for the museum to re-open for the season! The volunteers have been busy helping to prepare the exhibits ready for opening on Friday 31st March 2017. We look forward to seeing you sometime during the season and helping us to have a successful year!        The museum… Continue reading
Is it a Super Car, or is it a Super Motortrike? - Motor cyclists will be in for a huge surprise on the arrival of a high performance ‘Super Tricycle’ at next Sunday’s Vintage Motorcycle Show being held at The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. Called the Polaris ‘Slingshot’, this is a brand new machine from America. It’s perhaps best described… Continue reading
Museum welcomes visitors to a new season. - The museum opened it’s doors on 25th March 2016 for another season, and had a very successful Easter weekend, with visitors coming from far and wide. The museum is expecting a busy year with a variety of events planned. During the winter months the staff and volunteers have been busy braving… Continue reading
Spring Transport Show Sunday 10th May 2015 - This Sunday 10th May 2015 is our Spring Transport Show, so make a date to visit this popular event where classic vehicles of all types will be on show along with the Museum’s own collection of beautifully restored commercial vehicles.   Owls will also be an added attraction!   Continue reading
Museum re-opens for the season! - The museum re-opens for the season on Saturday 28th March. The winter months have flown by since it closed at the beginning of November! Our volunteers have been busy helping to spruce up the museum. The shop is looking good with new products available. A new addition to our exhibition also… Continue reading
Work continues during the winter season. - Although the museum is closed during the winter, our plucky volunteers are hard at work preparing the museum for opening on Saturday 28th March 2015. Work continues………. Continue reading
Don’t forget The Great British Lorries Day this Sunday 28th September. - Don’t forget The Great British Lorries Day this Sunday 28th September. This is the day when all the great truck names from the past get together. A nostalgic line up of vehicles inside and outside the museum with special displays and demonstrations including….roping and sheeting, heavy duty tyre changing and… Continue reading
Classic Car Show – update - Visit the Classic Car Show on Sunday 10th August and entry to the museum will include a local tour on a 1927 Leyland Lioness bus Continue reading