British Motor Museums

19th December 2019

Museum and Motoring News

Dewsbury Bus Museum have a new phone number: 01924 265528 Website www.dewsburybusmuseum.org

New “Sands of Speed” Museum.

The beach where Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the land speed record in the legendary Blue Bird is to be the site of a new £7 million visitor attraction. County Councillors approved the project which is backed by EU and Welsh Government funds. A "Sands of Speed" museum and a 420-bed hostel will cater for fans visiting Pendine in Carmarthenshire There were five land speed record bids at Pendine between 1924 and 1927. Sir Malcolm made three record attempts in total - the quickest in Blue Bird in February 1927 where he reached 174.22mph (280.38 kmph). Welshman JG Parry-Thomas made two record attempts in his car Babs - but became the first driver to be killed in a world land speed record attempt driving at 170mph in March 1927.

Silverstone Experience

Originally planned to open 9th July this year, completion difficulties delayed the opening until October. Now open, here are links https://silverstone-experience.co.uk/
enquiries@silverstone-experience.co.uk Phone; 03339 - 999886

Dorset’s new WW2 Museum.

Castletown D-Day Centre is an authentic recreation of the busy wartime dockyard on the Isle of Portland, from which in 1944, thousands of American troops of the 5th US Corps and the US 1st infantry, embarked, bound for the heavily defended beaches of Nazi occupied France.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World. On now until Sunday, 19 April 2020. Admission is free. As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL , 0207942 2000

New Motor Museum in Derbyshire

Described as a Trip down Memory Lane the Museum plans to open in the Peak District in Spring 2020. Great British Car Journey, Derwent Works, Ambergate, Derbyshire DE56 2HE Telephone: 07932 584088

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New Motor Museum in Derbyshire
Dewsbury Bus Museum, 3 Leylands

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