British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum
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Fun for all the family whatever the weather!

Explore the British Motor Museum, the largest collection of historic British cars in the newly refurbished Museum.

Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how both motoring and family life has changed through the decades including period music and memorable events such as the introduction of double yellow lines.

Travel through 'Making British Cars' and see how influential the motor industry has been over the years and where it is heading in the future.

Get 'Under The Skin' and unravel the mystery of how cars work with interactive exhibits. Experience how suspension has improved over time and compare the difference between rack and pin and power steering.

Enjoy a free guided tour with one of the enthusiastic guides who will help bring the cars to life. There is also an onsite café serving hot and cold meals and snacks.

Check our website for information on great school holiday activities and special weekend motoring events.

M40 J12 and take B4100. Attraction signed.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700

Closed: 30 November 2015 to 12 February 2016 inclusive

Admission charges

Adults: £14
Children (5 - 16yrs): £9
Children under 5: FREE
Concessions: £12
Family (2 adults up to 3 children): £39

Collections record the history of motor car manufacture in Britain and include a wide range of historical items which help describe the long and varied history of the motor industry, since its early beginnings more than one hundred years ago. Every item has been made by or is connected to British motor manufacturers.

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Making British Cars
  • Life's Highway
  • Baldwin Collection
  • Under The Skin
  • British motor industry
  • British cars
  • Classic cars
  • Longbridge
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Journeys Through Time (KS1)

A schools programme where children journey through the history of cars. Experience what it was like to own one of the first cars and to have driven on victorian roads through exciting costumed role-play. Explore our collection of over 150 vehicles including a 1920s London bus complete with conductor! Learn how cars have changed the way we live our lives over the last 100 years.

British Motor Museum
Banbury Road
CV35 0BJ


British Motor Museum website

Heritage Land Rover Weekend website

Supercar Sunday website

Gaydon Mini Festival website


General museum

Education department

Archive department


01926 641188


01926 641555

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