Established in 2003, the aims of the Historic Transport Museum Trust are the collection, display, preservation and restoration of transport related vehicles, machinery, artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the history of transport in the Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast regions.
A building was erected to store the items in, and this needed to be expanded as the collection grew. There are many photo boards which show the vehicles and history of various local Transport Firms on the walls.
The Historic Transport Museum has also converted part of the Sollys’ Shed into a workshop so that more of the vehicles can be worked on at the same time.
Below is an example of before and after restoration of an early bus which ran in our region.