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Established for the nation in 1983, The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust maintains a unique collection of motor vehicles and artifacts manufactured by Jaguar Cars Limited and the many other renowned marques associated with the company.
The Trust allows the future generations to experience Jaguar’s heritage in its natural setting, the spiritual and historical home of the company at Browns Lane, Coventry. In maintaining the collection the Trust hopes to inspire future creators by demonstrating how flair, innovation, style and excellence in design can shape the future.
Museum, Transport heritage site
Monday to Thursday 10.00 until 16.00 and Friday 10.00 until 13.00. Last Sunday of the month (excluding December)10.00 until 16.00.
First adult: £5
Additional adult: £1
Family (2 adults and upto 4 children): £8
Concessions (12 - 16 years, adults 60+, students: £1
Children (11 and under): £1
The Archive is only open to the public by appointment only.
More than 140 historic vehicles form The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Collection. Many are original, just as they left the factory, and fully operational. In a controlled atmosphere, for maximum preservation, each vehicle on display is a living icon of a by-gone era. Each symbolises a significant milestone in the continuing development and growth of Jaguar Cars and associated companies.
Portraying over a century of outstanding automotive design, fine engineering, and world leading car development. The Collection is Jaguar's living heritage, mainly on display under one roof in its spiritual home at Browns Lane in Coventry.
Reflecting a rich and diverse history dating back more than a century to the dawn of British motoring in the 1890s, the archive collection includes product- related, technical, and business records, not only of Jaguar but of other marque names such as Daimler and Lanchester.
The JDHT archives contain collections of technical literature such as handbooks, service manuals and parts lists, collections of sales brochures, and of other promotional material. In a library section, there, are many books dealing with our marques, and a collection of original magazines.
We have not forgotten records of the people who made Jaguar what it is now, and we cherish the memory of our founder Sir William Lyons and many others. We keep records of Jaguar’s achievements in the world of motor sport, including events such as Le Mans.
Since we began making SS cars in 1931, every single car has been recorded, and the Car Record Books of SS and Jaguar cars, together with some early Swallow-bodied models and many Daimlers through to the 1980s are found in the archive. Information on individual cars is made available to owners on payment of a fee under our Production Record Trace Service.
A large photographic collection is part of the archive, and photographic services are available to the media and the public. All income generated from these and other archive services are put towards the future preservation and enhancement of this outstanding collection of Jaguar archive material.
Archives, Land Transport
Key artists and exhibits
- Jaguar Daimler Heritage Collection