British Commercial Vehicle Museum
The Leyland area has been an important hub of commercial vehicle production since 1896. It was home to British Leyland for decades. The museum was set up in 1983 and is housed within the former inspection building of British Leyland. . The Museum displays more than 60 vehicles including horse-drawn wagons and carriages of the 1890s, steam wagons, single-and double-decker buses and fire engines. A particularly prized exhibit is the 24-tonne armoured ‘Pope-mobile’ built for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Great Britain in 1982.