The National Trust Carriage Museum

The Carriage Museum at Arlington is home to over forty vehicles, ranging from elegant coaches used for state occasions to humble carts used to carry servants. Find out about some of the highlights of the collection and how we care for them. Please note the Speaker's state coach is currently not on display due to COVID and conservation restrictions.

Visiting the Carriage Museum

The New Wing of the Carriage Museum reopens 11am-3pm, from Monday 24 August until Sunday 1 November inclusive. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing; entry is not guaranteed on the day you visit. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering inside. Please bring one with you.

Close view of the decorative galss on a hearse in the carriage collectiion

Five highlights from the carriage museum

From the poshest to the smallest, discover five highlights of the carriage museum.

The Antrobus travelling chariot at Arlington Court carriage museum

History of the Carriage Museum

Find out the history of the carriage museum and how over forty vehicles have been assembled at Arlington Court.

The stable block clock tower at Arlington Court carriage museum

A timeline of carriages

Trot through four hundred years of carriage evolution with this timeline.

The interior of an 1800s travelling chariot

Conservation at the Carriage Museum

Carriages are made of up many different and delicate materials, which all react differently to the atmosphere. Discover some of the challenges and conservation methods in caring for this special collection.

The Speaker's State Coach on loan to Arlington Court from the Houses of Parliament

Monitoring our special carriage

Discover how we monitor the Speaker's State Coach at the National Trust Carriage Museum. Please note the Speaker's state coach is currently not on display due to COVID and conservation restrictions.