Our Droitwich research centre holds the majority of our large collection of original industry records.

This includes board minutes and accounts, and also running schedules, route reviews, vehicle allocations – indeed all the paraphernalia of running a bus company.

We have extensive collections from manufacturers including technical drawings and designs, original official photographs, production lists etc.

Droitwich also holds a full set of Notices and Proceedings, and many industry journals, including local authority records.


opening times

Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.00-16.00 - please book ahead.
Other days and times may be possible by arrangement.

food & drink

Please bring your own refreshments as we are some distance from the shops.


Step free access is available, doorways are 72cm (28″) wide. The toilet on site does not have disabled access. Please contact us in advance if you have any other queries.

getting to the centre
by car

The centre is in De Salis Drive, just off the A442 in Hampton Lovett. There is free off-street parking available outside the centre.

by public transport

The nearest rail station is Droitwich Spa, 1.5 miles away. Taxis are available at the station. There is a limited bus service to Hampton Lovett, service 20B operated by LMS Travel. For other services in the immediate area, please use Traveline.


The Bus Archive
8 De Salis Drive
Hampton Lovett

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the memory of the bus industry

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