The Piccadilly Museum is the public showcase for a large collection of transportation memorabilia gathered over 25 years by several individuals who have traveled to more than 100 countries around the world.
Our extensive and sometimes exotic exhibits of highway and subway markers, license plates, vintage cars, advertising art, and assorted petroliana from around the world are respectfully dedicated to the memory of master collector of transportation memorabilia, Roy Alan Carson.
Mr. Carson was born in Nevada in 1929 and passed away in Las Vegas in April 2000. During a lifetime of travels, Mr. Carson visited 100 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all of the Canadian provinces.
Mr. Carson’s international destinations included Great Britain, Canada, Iceland, Germany, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Monaco, San Marino, Spain, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Greece, Yugoslavia, Russia, Morocco and Algeria.
He is one of the few individuals to have visited all of the more than 3,800 counties in the United States. He was a charter member of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, a member of NPCC (Australia), NILPS (Nevada), The Signpost, The Extra Miler Club, and several other smaller collectors clubs across the nation. Mr. Carson surely passed many of the old highway signs that you will see here on this web site and if you visit us in person to see our larger collection.
The Piccadilly Museum is located at 20 West Broadway in Uptown Butte, Montana close by the intersection of Broadway and Main Streets.
We are open to the public from Memorial Day through October 1, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. During the fall and winter, we are open by appointment so if you would like to tour the museum just give us a call.
We hope that you can come to Butte, Montana for a visit soon. Meanwhile, we hope that you will enjoy your visit to our memorabilia displays on this web site as often as you like.
Admission is free, but we ask that you consider a $3 donation, if you like what you see, to help defray the cost of maintaining and expanding the displays. If you really like what you see, please feel free to donate more!