British Motor Museums

British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum is home to the world's largest collection of British Cars of over 400 cars. The Museum is well signed and is just off junction 12 of the M40 and then take the B4100 road.

In addition to the vehicle collection there is a comprehensive archive and picture library.

There are many interactive exhibits and dedicated zones include Motorsport, Design and Concept, Jaguar and Land Rover.

It opened in 1993 and began as the amalgamation of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust's preserved car collection, which was previously split between offices in Studley in Warwickshire and a museum in Syon Park in London. The Trust decided that the car collection and artefacts were outgrowing its two locations and a dedicated purpose-built residence was needed to give the collection pride of place and open for public viewing.

It is the Trust's mission is to keep the memory of the British motor industry alive and to tell its story to all, starting from the beginning of the 20th Century to present day.

There is also a "behind the scenes" insight into how the Museum both stores and restores the vehicles in their collection. There are over 250 cars from both the "reserve" and Jaguar Heritage Trust collection.

The vast site is always being improved and holds many special event days throughout the year. Details are available on their website.

An enjoyable family visit to the museum


British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ


Phone: 01926 641188



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