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The BCVM building in Leyland Lancashire

The Thornycroft Steam Van in the Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum is located in Leyland, near Preston in Lancashire, England, and contains many Commercial vehicles dating back through to the steam era. In particular, there the first Thornycroft Steam Van (reproduction) and the first ERF built along with examples of early Thornycroft and Scammell vehicles. Special vehicles include the Popemobile built for the Pope's visit to Britain in the 1980s and a rare Tilling Stevens, petrol electric bus and related transport memorabilia.


Main article: British Commercial Vehicle Museum Events

A number of vehicle related events are run by the museum and a number of classic commercial vehicle clubs during the year. These usually have a number of vehicles from the featured marque displayed on the carpark opposite the entrance and in the museum forecourt, with a few club stands.

The collection

Summary list of exhibits & featured manufacturers

Engines collection

Exhibit listing

Exhibit list
Make Model no. / type Reg no. Serial no. (if known) year built Engine Body style Photo Misc info
AEC Mammoth Major 8 MMJ 410 1954 Flatbed
Atkinson Atkinson Silver Knight GBV 759E 47 1967 tractor unit units made from years 1961 to 1971
ERF ? MJ 2711 No. 1 1933 ? drop side ERF - MJ 2711 - No.1 of 1933 - in BCVM - 09 - IMG 3860.jpg The First ERF built supplied to WF Gilbert in September 1933
Guy Guy Model J ? 1922 Flatbed
Leyland Leyland Beaver DCK 255C 1965 Flatbed
Leyland Leyland Comet 72 MTC 51 1957 Flatbed
Leyland Leyland Hippo ATC 340 1935 Flatbed
Leyland Leyland Lioness YT 3738 1927 Bus Leyland Lioness bus - YT 3738 of 1927 - at BCVM 09 - IMG 3831.jpg
Scammell Scammell 100 tonner KD 9168 unknown 1927 Retro fitted Gardner Diesel tractor unit Scammell 100 tonner - BCVM 09 - IMG 3822.jpg Specialist Heavy hauler one of 2 built
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See also

References and sources

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