s Chariots - Hull Museums Collections


The travelling chariot or private posting chariot was an expensive and luxurious means of travel used by the wealthy when long journeys were to be undertaken at speed. Rather than sharing a mail or stage coach with other people, the nobility preferred to use their own means of transport. The coachman's seat could be removed and luggage carried on the platform below, or on the roof of the carriage. Two or four horses could be used and these could be hired at inns along the route, although it was usual for the owners own horses to be used for the first one or two stages of the journey.