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Top UK Transport Museums

MAJOR UK Facts and TRANSPORT Figures MUSEUMS There are More than 50 UK Transport Museums Largest Collections of Vehicles and Exhibits National Maritime Museum 2.5 Million The National Martime Museum in Greenwich houses more than 2 Exhibits million exhibits. London Transport Museum 500,000 Exhibits There are more than 500,000 items on display at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. National Railway Museum There are over 300,000 rail-related exhibits at the National Railway 325,000 Exhibits Museum in York. British Motor Museum 300+ The British Motor Museum Vehicles showcases more than 300 British motor-vehicles. Shuttleworth Collection The Shuttleworth in Bedfordshire features 89 vehicles including vintage aircraft and motorcycles. 89 Vehicles The four National Maritime Museums welcome more than 2 million visitors every year. 2.56 Million Visitors Illustrious Exhibits Launched in 1869, the Cutty Sark is the world's only surviving extreme clipper. Despite a fire in 2007, more than 90% of her hull remains intact. Cutty Sark National Maritime Museum The Shinkansen revolutionised railed travel, reaching speeds of 130mph. The National Railway Museum is home to the only one outside Japan. Shinkansen Bullet Train National Railway Museum The 350 Sunbeam held the land speed record on three occasions. Built in 1920, it can reach speeds of around 150mph. 350 Sunbeam National Motor Museum The Sopwith Camel is one of the RAF's most famous and capable wW1 fighters. It was introduced on the Western Front in 1917. Sopwith Camel Shuttleworth Collection Horse-drawn omnibuses operated in London from the late 19th century to the early 20th century and could Omnibus carry up to 28 people. London Transport Museum The award-winning National Railway Museum in York is also popular with the public attracting well over 800 visitors a year. 824,790 Visitors Facts You Should Know The National Maritime Museum National features the world's largest maritime reference library and also displays Maritime one of Lord Nelson's uniforms. Museum The London Transport Museum chronicles more than 200 years of urban transport and houses one of the first underground locomotives London Transport Museum In addition to a huge collection of National rail-related exhibits, the National Railway Museum showcases 100 locomotives and rolling stock. Railway Museum The British Motor Museum boasts the National Railway world's largest collection of British motor-vehicles which span the Museum classic, vintage and verteran eras. The Shuttleworth Collection is run by Shuttleworth a team of 3000 full-time and voluntary engineers who restore and maintain the operational exhibits. Collection The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden attracts more than 350 thousand visitors a year. 395,700 Visitors Cottages2Rent

Top UK Transport Museums

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Infographic showcasing some of the most popular transport museums in the United Kingdom.


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