A Trip To The British Motor Museum

Ad-Gifted Tickets | With over 400 classic cars to admire, a range of interactive family activities and free tours to enjoy – families and petrolheads alike can enjoy a brilliant day out whilst exploring more than 120 years of heritage at the British Motor Museum.

For years, the British motor industry has been both a vital and inclusive part of the economy and the lives of people living in the Midlands. The museum sets about to detail the birth, decline and rebirth of the motor industry and the very cars that have been produced right here in the UK. Alongside celebrating the impressive creativity of the people who designed and built them, there’s an exciting vibe as you roam around the various interactive sections – with some cars even allowing you to open the door and slide right in for a photo.

Ranging from motorsport displays to timeless pieces, an exhibition gallery and specific Jaguar/Land Rover sections, carve out a few hours of your time and be sure to visit the family activity station to collect explorer packs and activity sheets to keep the whole family entertained. Free tours are also available (taking place at 11am + 2pm daily) and are 45 mins in duration. Guests of all ages are welcomed to explore various collections and cars and to have the best time soaking up motor knowledge.

On the day of our visit, we had the surprise of experiencing another car event right outside of the museum (for free!) that hosted a variety of car interior businesses, food vendors – and a live DJ. There must have been over 100 customer cars lined up, all showcasing their unique detailing and other people could stroll by and take a peek. We stopped off for a bite to eat during the event, alongside giving my son a wonderful sugar rush from one of the slushy machines vendors. In all, we had a marvellous time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a day out here if you have a passion for things that go fast.

Not forgetting, The Collections Centre – a separate building to the museum and just a short walk across the path – is a purpose built-store with 200 additional reserved collection vehicles. We spotted one of the Rovers that was once used in a Tomb Raider film, and there’s a cute Shawn The Sheep Jeep for the children to jump into and grab some cute snaps. – Open from 11am – 5pm daily, with tours taking place at 12pm & 3pm., there’s free WiFi for you to share your visit on socials.

If you don’t fancy bringing a packed lunch with you, Junction 12 Café is onsite providing an abundance of gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and children’s options until 4pm.

Full museum map can be found here. If you fancy staying local after your visit, the museum has a local page with more places and attractions to visit nearby.

British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ.

Huge thanks to Marketing Aloud for sending us a family ticket – we had a brilliant weekend.


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