British Commercial Vehicle Museum
The Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the British Commercial Vehicle Museum.
The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell. It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom. Over one million people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infrastructure.
Trucks carry more than 98% of the goods purchased in Britain, keeping the wheels of industry and commerce turning. Road passenger transport carries over five million people per day. Road transport is literally the lifeline of the nation.
The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland Lancashire has for the past twenty years been dedicated to preserving the history of the road transport industry in the United Kingdom. Its exhibits and archives contain not just examples of the vehicles themselves, but evidence of their interaction with a century of daily life. This is one of Britians most important heritage collections – a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a Century of truck and bus building.