British Commercial Vehicle Museum

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Preston: Hours, Address, British Commercial Vehicle Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

British Commercial Vehicle Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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From the bygone days of horse drawn carriages through to the state of the art power trucks you will discover a visually rich array of buses, fire engines, delivery trucks and even a very unique lawnmower.
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Tom W
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a nice place to spend an hour or so looking at old vehicle and learning about the history of the Leyland motor industry
Written 4 July 2022
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Timtom124
Manchester, UK262 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Bout 30 minute drive for us, visited as our three year old loves anything transport related.
Parking was limited though a pay and display is next door.
Price was £8 each for adults, child was free.
Some interesting vehicles and my son loved it though £8 is a bit expensive really it’s not very large and you can walk around in about 20 minutes, 45 minutes if you read the content.
Cafe is top notch, especially the breakfast balms (that’s baps for southerners)
Written 3 June 2022
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pearlyway
LINCS87 contributions
May 2022
Partner a Vehicle enthusiast but you don't need to be. Lots of lorries, buses and models. Also the Popemobile. Three vehicles can be boarded. Attendant's keen and informative. Well presented and labelled. Also some videos to watch. Café is closed at present. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 27 May 2022
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churchill47
scotland95 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited here over the Easter weekend and had a very enjoyable hour. It's extremely easy to get to, literally just a minute from the M6 motorway. It doesn't take terribly long to look round but it is very interesting. The only thing that spoiled it for us was when we were just about to try the truck driving simulator and another visitor rudely pushed us out the way and lifted his child in. They hogged the simulator for the rest of our visit which is just rude and slightly spoiled things.
Written 19 April 2022
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AJJP1
Appleby-in-Westmorland, UK1,048 contributions
Mar 2022
Came here today with my Uncle, and had a great time seeing old classic trucks from not so long ago.
Impressive, priceless displays . Cover a range of transport themes.
We were lucky enough to meet Rick, one of the Trustees, who really brought the story behind them to life.
Great find
Written 24 March 2022
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TUIMAN84
Chorley, UK49 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Living close by I had never visited this attraction and has been on my to do list for a very long time. I had a friend staying with me who is interested in buses and vehicles. So I though a great opportunity to visit. The place was very informative. Many volunteers on hand to answer questions. The collection is maintained to a very high standard and is well worth a visit. We also visited the cafe and had tea. It was very nice to see such a clean environment and friendly atmosphere.
Written 23 January 2022
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Ruby Chiu
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Went to this fantastic museum with my 3 year old nephew today, and learnt a lot of interesting facts with him. Not only is the place packed with interactive games (such as the lorry driving stimulator), the volunteers at the museum are very friendly, making the visit welcoming and educational.

The museum also has a cute little gift shop and cafe!
Written 4 January 2022
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Robert P
56 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
An excellent museum with well presented exhibits, run by friendly and helpful staff and volunteers.
Reasonably priced with free car park and a nice cafe.
Highly recommended.
Written 1 December 2021
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David C
Arnside, UK31 contributions
Nov 2021
This is one museum not to be missed. Despite being a very cold day it was warm inside The vehicles are very well presented and it's also possible to enter a small number of them. In age our party was between 11 and 75 years and we all enjoyed it. The volunteer staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.
We had lunch in the cafe and this is reasonably priced.
In total we spent at least 3 hours and could have stayed longer had time allowed but we had to go elsewhere.
There's so much to see from small matchbox models to a huge traction engine.
Free parking as well. We couldn't fault it!
Written 29 November 2021
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Jacqueline H
Rugby, UK204 contributions
Oct 2021
An interesting museum with beautifully presented vehicles, friendly volunteers and fascinating information. Being in our 70's many of the exhibits are well remembered from our childhood streets, some are very much older and are all in truly magnificent condition. The entrance fee is very reasonable and although the floor area isn't huge, the number of things on display - from a little fire engine to the 'Popemobile' - is surprising. The exhibits aren't roped off and inaccessible and the volunteers don't glare if you get up close and personal with the gleaming brass and shining paint. We were heading north on holiday and asked if it would be possible to park our caravan in the carpark for an hour or so - 'No trouble at all.' we were told, and they meant it, That's going the extra mile for their visitors. Well done.
Written 24 October 2021
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