We are a registered charity dedicated to the collection and preservation of records, photographs, publications and publicity for the road passenger transport industries – bus, coach, trolleybus and tram – and make these freely available to the public for research and education.

We have an extensive collection of material going back to Victorian times including original company minute books, vehicle manufacturers’ technical drawings, timetables and publicity, full sets of Notices & Proceedings, photographs, and much more.

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The Bus Archive has three research centres, each containing unique material you won't find anywhere else.


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