Bubble Car Museum
The British Bubble Car Museum is dedicated to microcars – those under 700cc. Microcars, or bubble cars as they are more usually known, are a significant part of English motoring history. Lots of small manufacturers in the fifties and sixties were busily making strange little cars all over Britain and the continent.
Prominent English makers were Bond, run by Laurie Bond of Lancashire, who produced deeply strange 'mini cars'. Berkeleys of Biggleswade made amazing vehicles. Others include the Meadows Frisky, the Peel, Reliant, AC Petite, Scootacar and Bamby one-seater car. These cars, and their European counterparts of Messerschmitt, Isetta, Vespa, Heinkel and many more, have a huge following.
We have over seventy exhibits on show at present with many more waiting to go in. We also have archives both technical and published, which you can access, memorabilia and much more for you to see.
We now run regular riding days with Microcars such as the Heinkel/Trojan, Messerschmitt and Bond, giving 10 minute rides around the countryside.
We have plenty of parking, disabled access is easy and we have facilities for disabled visitors. We have a camping field and rally field with showers, loos and hookups. Visit our double-decker bus tea room too!
22 May - November 10.00-16.00 Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays July - August Fri - Mon.
Groups can telephone 01400 262637 to arrange a visit at a time to suit them, including evening visits.
Children: 75p (if they can see over the counter!)