The Mossman Collection

 

George Mossman of Caddington, near Luton, collected, drove, restored and constructed horse-drawn vehicles for over fifty years.

On leaving school, his love of horses led him to work in Panter's butcher shop in Park Street, St Albans. This enabled him to work with horse-drawn vans, which delivered meat to customers. It also left him with a lifelong interest in horse-drawn transport, which he pursued in parallel with his farming and other business activities. His collection of vehicles was donated to the museum in 1991. Many were used in television productions and films including Ben Hur and Carry on Dick. The Mossman carriage collection is the largest collection of its kind on display in the UK.

 The gallery below also includes other horse-drawn vehicles in the museums collection.