The transport collection contains more than 60 vehicles and steam engines, as well as the tools and equipment used to make them. We also keep an extensive archive of business and technical records, models, catalogues and photographs which principally relate to the two local manufacturers, Taskers and Thornycroft.

  • Car, GK1 blue saloon car, made by Gordon-Keeble, Eastleigh Airport, Eastleigh, Hampshire, first production car, registered 29.5.1964
  • Traction engine, 7hp 2 speed 3 shaft single cylinder Economic, made by Tasker and Sons, Waterloo Ironworks, Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, 1905
  • Lorry, Leyland, military subsidy specification
  • Lorry, J-Type military general service lorry
  • Lorry, steam lorry, Little Giant
  • thornycroft 1907 tourer

The transport collection contains more than more than 60 vehicles and steam engines, as well as the tools and equipment used to make them. We also keep an extensive archive of business and technical records, models, catalogues and photographs which principally relate to the two local manufacturers, Taskers and Thornycroft.

Objects from our transport collection are on display in some of our museums across the county including large displays in Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. We also make the collection housed in our museum stores accessible to researchers by appointment. Our online database shows a selection of objects, some of which aren’t ordinarily on permanent display.

Where to find a selection of these items

Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG