Established in 2003, the aims of the Historic Transport Museum Trust are the collection, display, preservation and restoration of transport related vehicles, machinery, artefacts and memorabilia reflecting the history of transport in the Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast regions.
The collection of trucks is the most visible part of the museum, but upstairs we have plenty of things to keep you occupied for hours:
- books and magazines
- historic equipment
- movie theatre with a collection of DVD’s
- company uniforms
There are many photo boards which show the vehicles and history of various local Transport Firms on the walls.
Currently there are plans to erect a new building, to keep up with the demands of storage and display.
The Historic Transport Museum has also converted part of the Solly’s Shed into a workshop so that more of the vehicles can be worked on at the same time.
Solly’s Shed Restoration Projects – Wednesdays are a “potter day” for restorations.