British Motor Museums

Museum of Speed, Pendine

Due to the Pandemic,the Opening of the new Museum will not take place until 2022, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

The following will then be valid:

Explore the history of Pendine’s 'Sands of Speed' in a dramatic building overlooking the beach. At the heart of Pendine’s Museum of Speed is the area’s past as a centre for attempts on the land speed record, most notably when it was broken in 1924 by Malcolm Campbell in his V12 Sunbeam Bluebird at an average speed of 146.163 mph. Campbell was to break the record on three separate occasions on Pendine’s long sandy beach.

There were many endeavours to usurp him. In 1927, Parry Thomas was killed trying to beat Campbell’s new record of 175mph.

'Babs', the vehicle in which Thomas made his attempt, was excavated and fully restored and takes pride of place during the summer months among other record breaking vehicles and racing memorabilia. The museum also shows historic motor bikes.

Please check opening times before visiting.

26.11.21

Location

The Museum of Speed,
Pendine,
Carmarthenshire
SA33 4NY.

Contact

Phone: 01994 453488?.

Email: lcoode@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Website: carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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