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Castle Point Transport Museum Society, 105 Point Road
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The Canvey Island Transport Museum is operated by the Castle Point Transport Museum Society, a Registered Charity (No. 278658). The art deco building that houses the Museum was built as a depot in 1934 for the Canvey & District Motor Transport Co. Ltd. The depot served a series of similar companies before passing to the Eastern National Omnibus Co. Ltd, which used it until 1978. A group from the Eastern National Preservation Group formed the Castle Point Transport Museum Society in 1979 to preserve the building. The Society acquired the leasehold of the depot, later purchasing the freehold. Since then, the Museum has amassed a collection of over 30 preserved commercial vehicles as its main display, with some emergency and military vehicles also in the collection which dates from the 1940s to the late 1990s. Many vehicles are privately owned by members and several are owned by the Society. Visitors can see classic examples from the vanishing worlds of chassis makers like AEC, Bedford, Bristol, Guy and Leyland. Body builders including Eastern Coach Works, Duple, Harrington and Massey Brothers can also be seen in the Museum’s vast vehicle collection. Many vehicles are fully restored, while others are being rebuilt or undergoing maintenance by their owners or groups of members in our workshops.
To add to the authentic transport theme of the Museum, a large working model railway, vintage traffic office and display room are open for viewing, along with a well-stocked gift shop, café and tea room. Toilets (including disabled access) are open to the public.
The Museum opens to the public every first and third Sunday of the month between April and October (10am - 5pm), with free entry and car parking (closed during Winter). The Museum also opens for selected special events during the year.
If you require more information about the Museum, the work the Society does or are interested in becoming a member and/or volunteer, please get in touch via ‘phone, email or come and visit! Further details, regarding visits and events, can be found on our website and page: