The National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum
Beaulieu
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7ZN
England

Website

The National Motor Museum Trust website

www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk

Beaulieu Attractions website

www.beaulieu.co.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@beaulieu.co.uk

Telephone

01590 614650

Fax

01590 612655

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A photo of the inside the National Motor Museum
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The world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has over 250 vehicles from every motoring era.

Exhibits include some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird, ‘TV Star’ cars like Del Boy’s Reliant Regal and rare oddities like the giant orange on wheels.

The National Motor Museum Trust collects, preserves and presents vehicles and other items related to the history of motoring in Great Britain from 1895 to the present day.

The Reference Library provides a full research and information service.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Winter
Daily 1000-1700
Easter-September
1000-1800

Closed: Christmas Day

Admission charges

Adult £21.00
Senior £19.50
Youth £12.50
Child £10.50
Family £55.00

Additional info

The reading room is open to both professional and amateur researcher by appointment at the following times:
Tuesday – Friday, 10.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.00.
Closed between Christmas and New Year.

The entire collection of Beaulieu National Motor Museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

The National Motor Museum was established as an independent charitable trust in 1972. Collecting had begun 20 years earlier, through the enterprise of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. The Museum tells the story of motoring Britain from 1895 to the present day and is home to the world's oldest surviving Fiat and Renault cars. More contemporary attractions include the 1993 Jaguar XJ220.

Among a host of unique exhibits are Donald Campbell's 1960 Bluebird Land Speed Record-breaker and the 1910 Bugatti Type 15 once owned by Ettore Bugatti himself. Significant Reference, Photographic and Film & Video Library Collections have a world-wide remit in terms of material holdings, enquiries received and services provided.

Collection details

Social History, Personalities, Land Transport, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A group of men and women in 1920s clothing standing outside a charabanc, an early form of motor coach.

Get creative this August in the National Motor Museum

  • 5 — 28 August 2014

Take part in creative activities inspired by the National Motor Museum’s First World War commemorative project, Caravans and Charabancs - Leisure Motoring after the First World War, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Sponsored by The Caravan Club, Shell Art Collection and Meccano, young visitors can drop-in and take part in a range of activities including building charabancs (an early form of motor coach) using Meccano, creating caravans from recycled materials and designing collage posters inspired by the Shell Art Collection's 'Visit Britain' series of artworks.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Activities are included in the price of the entrance ticket to the Beaulieu attraction.

Website

http://www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/Summer_Activities

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