We are Tyneside Heritage Vehicles, a group of people in the North East of England pursuing our hobby in preserving some of our region's public transport vehicles.
Tyneside Heritage Vehicles (THV) is a private not-for profit organisation which houses a collection of historic vintage buses. As a bunch of like-minded people, everyone here has a bus interest; whether it be from working within the bus industry itself, or being introduced to the hobby by friends, or have always dreamed about owning a preserved vehicle - we all just like our buses!
Based in the eastern suburb of Felling in Gateshead, the group was relaunched as Tyneside Heritage Vehicles in August 2014 and we have continued to restore and grow our collerction of historically important vehicles from the by-gone era. Bus preservation is an rewarding and dedicated hobby, but we also look to educate people about the world of vehicle preservation and engineering by showcasing our exhibits at events and shows around the country.
We are proud to be part of the bus preservation scene, showcasing the very best of the late 20th century bus industry.
Over the years we have accumulated an extensive archive of bus parts and supplies to help make preserving today easier for tomorrow. From engines and gearboxes, to switches and fuses, we are proud of our archive stores which help towards restoration projects and in providing spares for the years to come. We have collected various types of local transport material, such as; signs, timetables, magazines, photographs and promotional material.
But our facility not only caters for buses, we also have storage facilities for bygone-era car and van restoration projects.
Our collection features vehicles at various stages along their restoration journey. Some are fully preserved to their former glory, while others are in the process of restoration - which is what our hobby is all about.
Much of the THV collection once roamed the streets of Tyneside, with many originally operating during the height of the Tyne & Wear PTE executive body, in various adaptations of the iconic cadmium yellow livery - which people of the North East will remember fondly.
At over 16,000 square feet, our facility holds over 25 vehicles ranging from; former Tyne and Wear PTE, Northern General, Northumbria Motor Services and Busways Travel Services. There are also vehicles stored that come from places further afield like Leicester and the West Midlands.
THV owns six of these vehicles as a group, with the others being privately owned by individuals and organisations.
We love showing off our buses. Whether it be here at home in the North East or up and down the country, we want people to enjoy and reminisce over our collection.
Our group and its members look to attend as many events as possible so that people can admire our vehicles. Most of our outings happen during the summer months, and whether it be at a vehicle running day with the opportunity to ride a vehicle, or a static display line-up for photographers to snapshot and admire, we want to all to love our THV buses.
Our website has been created for enthusiasts and preservationists interested in our bus preservation; so check out our latest news and events archives.
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