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Pocket Guide: Leyland British Commercial Vehicle Museum Hotels

Lancashire is a county with a long and remarkably varied history. It played a leading role in the great Industrial Revolution, when cotton from the States and new steam-powered engines transformed the textile industry and drove seismic economic change across the region. The beautiful open countryside of Lancashire, which has much in common with nearby neighbours Cumbria and Yorkshire, attracts multitudes of visitors throughout the year. They come for the museums and galleries, festivals and entertainment, historic country houses and the ruins of medieval abbeys and castles. Much of the region's industrial heritage has been preserved, and you can see some of it on display at venues such as the fine British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, when you visit the area. Staying at one of the many Lancashire hotels puts all of this within easy reach.

Lancashire Hotels for a Day at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum is a far cry from other famous venues like the Imperial War Museum. It is home not to bombers, fighters and tanks but to more domestic and comforting objects such as the humble bus, fire engine and milk float. For many visitors of a certain age the museum will be a deliciously evocative trip down memory lane, while to younger ones it will be an educational revelation of an unknown but not too distant past. The British manufacturing industry has had a long and distinguished history, and these often charming vehicles represent some of the fruits of its endeavours. Come along to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum from your local Lancashire hotel or B&B for a fun and informative experience, whatever your age.

Explore the British Commercial Vehicle Museum with Lancashire Hotels

The museum's collections include Victorian horse-drawn vehicles, later steam-driven contraptions and a multitude of buses and lorries powered by petrol and diesel engines. It's a paradise for engineering enthusiasts, but the displays are laid out in such an imaginative way that everyone will enjoy them. You can climb aboard some of the 60 or more vehicles for a real hands-on experience, and have a brilliant day out from your hotel in Lancashire, whatever the weather happens to be.

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