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The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland (Lancashire) tells the story of the road transport industry throughout history. The museum has been exhibiting and archiving commercial vehicles for the last 20 years and has amassed quite a collection.

Along with each vehicle you will find it’s history and how it was used during it’s time of operation. See how the commercial vehicles were used throughout the last century.

Each vehicle is displayed perfectly with complimenting light and sound effects giving a realistic impression of what life was like for the vehicle.

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum captures everything from the horse and cart through to modern, state-of-the-art power trucks seen on the roads today.

There’s everything at the museum – buses, delivery trucks / carriages, fire engines and you can even catch a glimpse of an old lawn mower (If lawnmowers are your thing, be sure to check out the British Lawnmower Museum too).

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum can be enjoyed by both Adults and children with displays aimed at any age. See the evolution of the commercial vehicles – backed up with some fascinating facts!

Along with the vehicles, visitors will find an archive of over 250,000 images and information on commercial vehicles.

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum Opening Times & Information

Opening Times

  • 23rd March to 3rd November
  • The museum is open only on Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
  • Throughout July and during school holidays, the museum also opens on a Thursday and Friday.
  • 10am – 5pm (last admission 4:15pm)


  • Adults £6.50
  • Children (4-15 years old)  £4.00 (children under 4 are free)
  • Family Ticket £17.00 (2 adults, 3 children)
  • Annual membership is available at £17 for adults and £34 for a family ticket
  • (Please note, an additional charge may apply if a special event is being held).


  • The British Commercial Vehicle Museum
    King Steet, Leyland,
    PR25 2LE


  • 01772 451011
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