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Donington Collections

| Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP, England
+44 1332 810048
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Formula One hustory

We stopped off at this gem of a place on our way back from holiday in Peak District. If your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard H
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Great Collection

First time to the collection as we got a 2 for 1 deal with Virgin Experience. Its right next... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A7079CEjanes
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world and now also incorporates the Wheatcroft Military Collection in the first two halls. Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Fangio and Stewart. Within the Donington Collections, the Grand Prix Collection houses the largest collection of McLaren and Williams racing cars in the world on public viewing (outside of their respective factories), and the only complete collection of Vanwalls in the world. In addition to the Grand Prix car collection, part of The Wheatcroft Collection has also gone on display at the world famous Donington Grand Prix Collection. The first hall has been transformed to hold part of the collection 'never seen before in public'. A number of World War II vehicles and motorcycles have arrived at the museum and more are expected to join these vehicles throughout the coming year. Kevin Wheatcroft, the collections founder, said "The time is right to open the doors to some of these treasures. I have been badgered for many years to show these vehicles to the public and very much look forward to adding more vehicles as each month goes by".
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP, England
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"family ticket"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off at this gem of a place on our way back from holiday in Peak District. If your interested in seeing for yourself the technical evolution of formula one cars, mainly British, definetly worth a visit. They have a huge collection ranging from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to the collection as we got a 2 for 1 deal with Virgin Experience. Its right next door to the circuit and there is lots of free parking, but I don't think it would be the same on a race day. There is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a day at the next door Donington track we dropped into the Donington collection on our way home and were pleasantly surprised at the most impressive collection of Grand Prix racing cars I have ever seen. For the F1 enthusiast it is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actual car collection is excellent and well displayed but the visit was let down by lack of facilities - nowhere for refreshments or gift shop - and the one member of staff sitting at a desk at the entrance was rude, uncooperative, and was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I live locally to the Park it was my visit when going with a relation Just could noy believe the collection of German Military vehicles, including motor bikes and push bikes. The racing cars were fantastic. Well done to the museum for collecting the...More

1  Thank DerbyTraveller-2007
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

It's a wonderful collection of racing cars and military vehicles. A wonderful private collection. We spent 2 hours looking around. You can get right up close to the cars. My only recommendation would be for the owner to have a car that you can sit...More

1  Thank caletafuerteventura
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

If you have an interest in racing cars or war time military vehicles this will be a place to visit. You are free to wander round at your own pace and there are several places where TV footage is being shown and a comfy seat...More

1  Thank BARBARA G
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Came down from Scotland for a look at the F1 cars on show. Great collection of cars and you can get a proper look around them. Favourite cars have the be Hunts and Sennas. The shop is quite disappointing to be honest but you don't...More

1  Thank Connor M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visited the museum on 5th April, was very impressed with all the vehicles on show, we had a voucher for two adults but we also took my grandson, paid for him on entry with no problems. Only downside was we had traveled 2.5hours straight to...More

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here this afternoon with our car mad sons. It was £25 for a family ticket and I was a bit disappointed there was no offer of a receipt,ticket or map when I paid by contactless. The exhibits are fantastic but there was nothing...More

1  Thank Lynne1153
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Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
Opening times are on the website, and do state that the museum is open seven days a week.
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Response from Gino S | Reviewed this property |
we spend two hours here with two small kids (age 3 and 6).
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Response from marksgoff | Reviewed this property |
We are under 65 and paid the senior rate. Don't know about vouchers.
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