British Motor Museums

Bubblecar Museum

Microcars or bubblecars are a significant part of British motoring history. An alternative to full size cars, these small, fuel efficient vehicles were powered by engines of less than 700cc in size.

Over 50 microcars on display, many in thought provoking dioramas. Examples of Bond, Isetta, Reliant, Frisky and Bamby to name but a few. There is also a row of recreated shops for you to explore, memorabilia, a giftshop and a cafe – great for afternoon tea! Museum is located near Boston in Lincolnshire. Admission charges are a micro £4 for adults and £1 for children.

The term ‘microcar’ means literally a car with an engine capacity of less than 700cc, although most are much smaller. Microcars, or bubble cars as they are often called, are a significant part of British motoring history.

The iconic bubble cars we recognize today were born in the early 1950s, a time of austerity following the second world war. Though smaller, cheaper vehicles had always been in demand, these cars were a radical departure in their use of new technologies and futuristic design. Urged on by uncertainty over oil supplies from the Middle East, lots of small manufacturers were soon busily making strange little fuel frugal cars all over Britain and the continent.

Prominent English makers were Bond, run by Laurie Bond of Lancashire, who produced a series of particularly strange ‘mini cars’, and Berkeleys of Biggleswade who made striking vehicles that took their styling cues from sports cars of the day. Others included the Meadows Frisky, Peel, Reliant, AC Petite and Scootacar.

Seasonal opening see website for dates.

Bond Microcar


The Bubblecar Museum
Clover Farm
Main Rd
PE22 7AW


Phone: 01205 280037


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