British Motor Museums
British Motor Museums
On Tuesday 9th July the Silverstone Experience Museum opens. It is housed in a Second World War Wellington Bomber Hangar within the Silverstone Racing Circuit.
The £20 million project attracted a Lottery Heritage grant of £9.1 million. Exhibits will include Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki RG500, Nigel Mansell’s 1982 Williams Grand Prix car and Mark Webber’s winning RB6 Red Bull Formula 1 car. State of the art interactive displays include a chance of speeding alongside your racing heroes around Silverstone.
In short, the past, present and future of Motor Racing will be on show. Intended as a family attraction the Silverstone Experience will also be the new home of the BRDC, British Racing Drivers Club and its archive.
Opening days before the 2019 British Grand Prix the Silverstone Experience is sure to be a great addition to Motoring History.
JIM CLARK MUSEUM
Marking the 54th anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic win at the Indianapolis 500 this week, Scottish Borders Council, charity Live Borders and The Jim Clark Trust are delighted to be able to announce that the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns will open to the public on Thursday 11 July.
The £1.6 million museum project is being taken forward by the Council in partnership with Live Borders, The Jim Clark Trust and the Jim Clark Memorial Room Trust.
The project has been almost five years in the planning and will be a fantastic new museum open to the public which will do justice to Jim Clark’s incredible achievements in the racing world and also his life as a Borders farmer.
The new museum will provide an expanded and dynamic exhibition space showcasing memorabilia and the trophy collection, two of Jim Clark’s race cars, new image galleries, film footage, interactive displays, technology and education zones.
pic courtesy Scottish Borders Council
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
After many months in development the new Mullin Automotive Museum plans have received outline planning consent from West Oxfordshire District Council. Located at Enstone Airfield in Oxfordshire the revised plans have been drawn up by world famous architect, Norman Foster.
At an estimated cost of £150 million the project has been the brainchild of Peter Mullin, an American enthusiast who has a 250 strong collection of classic and vintage vehicles. He runs a famous car Museum in California.
COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM
After several years of free entry the Museum will start charging on and after 30th June. Claiming the charges are necessary for a sustainable future the Museum houses the World’s largest collection of British Transport. At present the Museum attracts some 360,000 visitors each year. Certain days will still have free admission as will citizens of Coventry who hold GoCV cards. Charges for Adults will be £14, concessions £10.50.
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