CHESTER'S Grosvenor Museum has opened a new transport exhibition entitled Transported: The allure of Vehicles.

The exhibition features vehicles from as far back as the early 1800s with the bulk of the pieces within living memory for many visitors, dating from the 1950s and 1960s.

The creators have given a romanticised spin to the subject matter, putting forward the view that transportation is more than a means to an end, but a symbol of success and adventure.

The vehicles on display come from the Grosvenor Museum, Mouldsworth Motor Museum and the Wirral Transport Museum. Local schoolchildren were also invited to contribute to the exhibition with replicas of their favourite matchbox cars.

Motorbikes, trains and push bikes all feature, while classic car enthusiasts will surely want to track the progress of the Austin 7 being meticulously built over the coming weeks.

Possibly best representing the exhibition's view that transport should be an expression of success and glamour is an original servant powered Sedan chair.

Entry is free and the exhibition runs until March 27.