Classic vehicle museum saved from eviction

Cars play a big part at Keighley Museum and buses are available for private hire and film work.

by James Sadlier |
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A Yorkshire transport museum that was under threat of eviction in 2022 has managed to buy its premises – and now there’s room for even more cars.

The Keighley Bus Museum Trust (KBMT) accommodates around 20 classic vehicles, including lorries and the purchase has been financed by a legacy, donations and a commercial loan.

'We do have some space for further cars'

KBMT chairman, Norman Shepherd, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this news. It ends so much uncertainty; it’s been a long process. We do have some space for further cars because they’ll go where buses won’t. Our thanks also go out to everyone who has backed us. We’ve had wonderful support locally and across the classic vehicle movement.’

The museum, which became a registered charity in 1992, moved into its present Riverside premises in 2005. The building was part of West Yorkshire Foundries, which became part of British Leyland.

The museum acquisition is being celebrated with an open day on 5 May, when car clubs are invited and classic buses will operate free rides. Nick Larkin

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