How the museum started
Housed in the historic former Canvey & District bus Depot built in 1934 and vacated by Eastern National in 1978, the Castle Point Transport Museum is home to over thirty old and rare buses and coaches alongside vintage commercials,military and emergency vehicles. The display boasts a heritage ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s and in addition to the classic vehicles has a wide range of transport memorabilia and costumes on display.
On departure of Eastern National, the premises were acquired by the Eastern National Preseration Group as a home for their expanding collection and led to the formation of the Museum in1979. Whilst the locally based theme of the ENPG still predominates, the collection now includes examples from across the country.
In addition to the collection of vehicles, the Museum boasts a wide selection of ticket machines, tickets, poster, photographs and uniforms providing plenty for the visitors to enjoy.The museum still has the same working canteen in use today for members now.The working pits and service tools are still in use today maintaining the vehicles in the Museum. The Museum is run entirely by volunteers and is one of the oldest commercial building on the island.