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British Motor Museum

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Address: 11 Banbury Rd, Gaydon CV35 0BJ, England
Phone Number:
01926 641188
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the British...

Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the British Motor Museum has over 300 vehicles on display spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras. With a selection of interactive exhibitions and family activities, the museum is ideal for both families and enthusiasts alike. Situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire just off junction 12 of the M40.

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Cars,cars,cars 🏎

Lots & lots of cars to see but not touch. Although there is one to sit in & photo/selfie in! The front desk provides little push along cars for toddlers & games to fill in while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots & lots of cars to see but not touch. Although there is one to sit in & photo/selfie in! The front desk provides little push along cars for toddlers & games to fill in while walking around. The cars are beautiful & each is given its fact file. There are interactive boards for the children to design their own... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just off J12 of the M40 is a eclectic collection of British motoring history, well presented and well maintained. It includes a large number of concept vehicles, MG record breaking cars, the Rover gas turbine car and many more. You will need at least three hours to do justice to the museum (most probably a lot more) so a visit... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Road directions could be better as signpost looks as if it is taking you onto a JLR site. Parking good, all staff very friendly and helpful. Cafe good. Came away just a little under welmed , somehow could be given more sparkle. Main building ok, especially "time line" but make sure you visit the building over the road ( which... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my ill, disabled Dad there for a nostalgia trip for him ( and I). Parking was easy and disabled spaces were right by the front door . Every member of staff we had interaction with was warm and friendly and went out of their way to help. The exhibits were set out in a pleasing manor you could get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took the free tour and it was remarkably interesting, The place is well signed with details about the cars and the history Well organised and planned Orientated around JLR but there are some other vehicles as well. The soup was also good

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The British Motor Museum located just off junction 12 of the M40 is worth a few hours of anyone’s time not just for the superb collection of British motor vehicles including proto-types that never made the production line, but also for a sense of history and nostalgia. If like Mr Wanderer you were brought up with mainly British cars (although... More 

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate reviews like these which give us a detailed insight into your visitor experience. Just so you're aware, the gift aid ticket actually EXCLUDES five special show days each year. These are the only 5 days in the year where your annual pass will not be valid. We do, however,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my car mad son to see the museum and the Jaguar collection next door. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The whole collection brought back some great memories and nostalgia. The museum is very well laid out with good interactive exhibits for all ages. The Jaguar collection is a world class exhibit of British motor engineering at its best. Well worth... More 

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Simon! Really glad you and your son had a great day with us. Hope to see you both again soon! More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is only minutes from junction 12 of the M40 and is well signposted. Once there you have the the main museum to visit plus guided tours to the collection building. The main museum holds a very large collection of iconic cars from the early days of the motor car to current day vehicles all housed in a bright,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit for anyone with a love of classic/vintage cars. The new revamp of the heritage centre is excellent with superb exhibits spread over two buildings. Very friendly staff will make you feel welcome, the entrance fee is most reasonable, an excellent well stocked café is a pleasure to relax in before viewing more exhibits or see a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great and varied collection, interactive and informative. I'm a fan of modern classics and I wasn't dissatisfied with the range, although, I totally loved the quirky and unusual concept cars they had on show. I'm not a Jagggg fan, but omg, I left very impressed, make sure this part of the collection is open when you go! You can... More 

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