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Investigate the Thornycroft collection

Thornycroft lorry detail

Enjoy looking at our collection of beautifully restored Thornycroft vintage vehicles.

The Thornycroft Steam Wagon Company Ltd were based  in Chiswick but demand for their steam lorries and vans eventually led them in 1898 to build a huge new factory in Basingstoke, which also produced quality cars between 1903–1912.

In its heyday the Basingstoke factory employed many thousands of people – maybe you have family links to someone who worked there?

See some of the vehicles they built, on display in a building that also houses fascinating machinery from the original works.

Find out more about Thornycroft.

Men by bus

Lego model on lorry