work continues to enhance the displays in our Museum
DELAINE BUS MUSEUM
8 Spalding Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9LE
The uniform display includes the Cap of former Delaine Inspector Jimmy Culshaw and
its personal connection with the founder of a well-
A2 captioned photos of former fleet members adorn the walls and includes every vehicle to have been operated by the company, with a handful of exceptions from the 1920s.
The six members of the Delaine Heritage Fleet form the centrepiece of the Museum,
with all but one spending their entire working lives with Delaine and at least one
of them being built in each of the last five decades of the 20th Century.
They represent the best of British engineering by Leyland and latterly Volvo in the UK following their acquisition of Leyland Bus in 1988. Their bodywork is all British from former manufacturers Willowbrook and WS Yeates of Loughborough, Leicestershire. Northern Counties of Wigan, Duple of Blackpool and East Lancashire Coachbuilders of Blackburn, which were all based in Lancashire.
Our collection includes two of the seven surviving roadworthy Yeates bodied vehicles of the 1,024 bodies they built between 1946-
The display cabinets and walls contain Documents, Artefacts and Memorabilia relating to Delaine over the last century and the wider Bus Industry.
The Timeline tells the Delaine story from 1890 when the first passengers were carried to local markets by horse & cart and from the introduction of the first motorbus in 1919 up to the present day.
New for 2021
Heritage Bus Ride (approx 35mins) at 1.30pm
featuring one of our buses from the 1950s or 1960s
Light Refreshments available
© Delaine Heritage Trust
The Display Office, contains original furniture, artefacts, memorabilia and stationery which have all been used in the Delaine Office at some point during the last century.
The Display Workshop, contains original furniture, tools, spares which have all been part of the Delaine Workshop/Stores during the last century.