This collection reflects the complete history of British transport covering road, rail, air, and canal.


  • William Murdock’s prototype locomotive, the country’s first self-propelled vehicle
  • The Napier Railton Mobil Special, which held the land speed record from 1939 to 1964
  • The City of Birmingham locomotive is one of only three surviving LMS Princess Coronation class locomotives. It has been preserved exactly as when it left service
  • The Peacock is a nationally significant narrowboat made for Fellows, Morton & Clayton of Saltly. It is the only boat of its type never to be altered from its original state
  • Second World War fighter aircrafts
  • a comprehensive collection of locally-made bicycles, cars, and motorcycles.