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British Motor Museum

Banbury Road, Gaydon, WARWICK, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

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Experience the sights, sounds and stories of the British motor industry and get 'under the skin' with their interactive exhibits.
 

Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how motoring and family life has changed through the decades as the cars are brought to life by their costumed explainers or join one of their free guided tours.

Enjoy dedicated zones on Motorsport, Design & Concepts, Jaguar, Land Rover and film cars.

Travel through 'Making British Cars' and see how influential the motor industry has been over the years and where it is heading in the future.

Get a 'behind the scenes' insight into how they store and preserve their vehicles in their new Collections Centre, a store, with over 250 cars.


Easter at the museum

Like all indoor British/UK attractions the British Motor Museum will not be allowed to open its doors and welcome visitors this Easter, but they have not let this deter them! Instead they have put together a programme of activities and events that everyone can enjoy – bringing the Museum to people’s homes.

Throughout April families can enjoy their own 6 minute taster tour of the Museum and meet some of the cars and characters that they can see when the Museum reopens. There is also a host of online family Easter and April activities that focus around the fabulous 1923 big red London Bus that resides on the Museum’s Time Road and is kindly on long-term loan from the London Transport Museum. 

Activities include an Easter themed colouring in sheet inspired by the 1923 London Bus, a spot the difference activity, and an online jigsaw of a bus in 1972 - families are encouraged to discuss the differences between this bus and buses today, including how the passengers are dressed – there are some great 70s fashions! The virtual tour and activities are all available online here.

Families with children under the age of 5 can enjoy the April Mini Motorists story time - ‘Bessie the Bus’ written by James Ellison (a member of the Learning team) and narrated and illustrated by Graham Robson (one of the Museum’s volunteers). It is available to watch online anytime in April at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/mini-motorists-april The Mini Motorists toddler sessions will continue online every month until later in the summer when the Museum hopes to bring them back in person in the Museum. They will then take place every 3rd Monday of the month and are a great morning activity for parents and carers to explore the Museum with the child friendly guides. 

Grown-ups and motoring enthusiasts can take part in the free online discussion about the Canley Car Factory on Tuesday 6 April from 2pm to 3pm. The talk will showcase some of the many Canley documents from their Archive and discuss how the company looked after its workers with sickness and benevolent funds. Discussing the work of the unions and its charity drives for schools and hospitals, plus share some of the poignant photographs of the last cars made on the production line. The Museum has plenty to share at this event, but would also love to hear peoples stories and are encouraging anyone who lived around, or worked in, Canley to join this discussion as these stories will be inspiration for the Museum’s next exhibition. For more information please visit here

The Museum will continue to monitor the Government advice but it hopes to reopen on Monday 17 May. 2021 admission prices will remain the same as in 2020 and are: Adults £14.50, Children £9 (5-16 years), under 5’s free, Concessions £12.50 and a Family ticket £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children). Annual passes will automatically be extended by the number of days that the Museum was closed and all visitors are reminded that in line with the Museum’s new policy, everyone, including those with annual passes, must pre-book their tickets and time slot, and provide contact details so that they can be contacted if there are any changes to opening. For more information please visit here 

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    As the Motor Museum is a registered charity you can qualify for a 12 month GiftAid admission ticket at no extra cost. Simply agree to donate your entry and they claim back 25p in every £1 from the Inland Revenue. In return they will give you a 12 month admission ticket. This ticket is not valid on 5 event days per year. 

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      Thursday, 22 July 2021 - Thursday, 2 September 2021

      Exploring nature in the Collection this summer at the British Motor MuseumFun for all the family, whatever the weather!
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      Opening Times

      2 Jan 2021 - 23 Dec 2021
      DayTimes
      Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

      Awards

      • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
      • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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