Heritage Motor Centre
telephone: 01926 641188
The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars.
It boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras and is a mecca for car enthusiasts. The British Motor Museum is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The building itself is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, and stands proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.
The British Motor Museum opened in 1993 and it 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 was the Trust’s mission 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.
The British Motor Museum is known for having one of the top car collections in the world but it is much more than just a motor museum. From a comprehensive archive and picture library, education and learning programmes, a spectacular calendar of specialist motoring events, clubs, rallies, group visits, to weddings, corporate team building and conference facilities, there is a lot more at the Centre to be discovered. This is a museum with a difference, unique and versatile; the British Motor Museum offers something for everyone, even those not so passionate about cars!
Find out more about what’s on at the British Motor Museum by visiting their website here.