Large scale model railway layout, donated to the Museum. From Shoeburyness Model Railway Club
Now Restored to a full working Layout ,More tracks and rolling have been added since last year. (8 tracks )
New for this season is the display room, which contains display models all kinds of transport.
A display of a bus Rest Room with uniforms and ticket machines from local operators
As a working museum there are two pits still in use today to restore our fleet of vehicles.
We also have on display many tools for servicing and repairing the vehicles in the workshops.
The Long Room which is now our new entry hall and display area. The Mess room is still in use today as it was when the museum was once a working garage.The museum has a large collections of books from workshops manuals, timetables which will be on display . New display area which are open for our Oct Open Day. One Section is nearly finished which has a 1940s theme with poster and display from Canvey and Old Leigh back to early 1900s .Tram routes from the Southend and District.A history in transport told in old photos.
A new display area is under way inside the museum which will be open in time for our october show,four new rooms have been restored giving more items and equiptment to be shown.Many of thedisplays will be about forms or Transport from the local area along with tools and engine parts on show.Photos of Canvey,Benfleet,Leigh and Southend from the 1900s.Another room will be restored working office, complete items from its day as a working bus garage.Our mess room has been revamped to modern day standards (was needed doing-special thanks to Keith) .Lastly a Display area with items on sale.This is only part of plans for the museum next year will see some more changes.Be sure to visit us you`re always welcome.
2009 started with a large change to the inside ,to use the top floor space for displays and archives.A new fire escape to each floor,new fire exit doors.Replace the windows 1930s to a more up to date version.New refreshment area .When the building work is finished(now completed) visitors will be able to travel throughout the museum.There is a very good view overlooking the Hadleigh downs from the top floor .The display area and tea room upstairs are open.This offers visitors the chance to view more displays and the view of hadleigh downs over a cup of tea from new refreshment tea room. With the option to use this area to hold club meetings,school visits,private functions etc.2011 has more to offer the public and well worth a visit, Open for 2011 Season at Easter.Visit the new CANVEY ISLAND TRANSPORT MUSEUM