The North West Museum of Road Transport, formerly known as the St Helens Transport Museum, is run by volunteers who are keen to show the public the rich transport heritage of the north west. A great many of the exhibits are buses, as the museums origins come from when a group of enthusiasts from the St Helens area got together to raise funds to preserve an ex St Helens trolleybus. Other exhibits are fire engines, cars, vans and bicycles. The Museum is housed in the former St Helens Corporation Transport bus depot in Hall Street, in the centre of St Helens, and is only a minutes walk from either the central bus terminal or St Helens Central rail station.
The museum has it’s own website, the address of which is shown above, which tells the history of the museum and gives details of opening times and admission prices, as well as special events. The special events can be in the museum itself but are often on the road in some of the beautifully restored buses.
Following the loss of it’s rooms at Prescot Leisure Centre in 2011, Rainhill model railway club was given a home by the transport museum in 2012.
The model Railway club has the use of three rooms in the museum, though the rooms are only open to the public on museum event days, "staff permitting".
The Model Railway club still holds it’s own events outside the museum, and these events are listed on it’s website at http://www.rainhillmrc.org.uk/
The Museum is home to a huge number of buses, fire engines, ambulances, vans and cars, with new exhibits being added all the time.
Below are just a few pictures of some of the exhibits. You can find more pictures on the Museum website or, better still, go and visit the museum, give your support to the museum and it’s volunteers, see all the exhibits and take your own photographs.