Donington Grand Prix Collection

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The Donington Grand Prix Exhibition is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motor sport from the turn of the 20th century. Cars include examples driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Senna, Fangio, Clark and Stewart.

The Donington Grand Prix Exhibition houses the largest collection of McLaren racing cars in the world, and the only complete collection of Vanwalls. Notable exhibits include the 1936 twin engined 500 bhp Alfa Romeo Bimotore which has a top speed of 200mph, Jim Clark's World Championship winning Lotus 25, the 'howling' flat 12 Ferrari 312B, and Stirling Moss's Lotus, in which he defeated the might of the Ferrari works team in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix.

The museum also features the world's largest collection of driver's helmets.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 10.00 - 17.00, last admission 16.00.

Closed: Please check opening times over the Christmas and New Year Period.

Admission charges

Adult: £12.00
O.A.P: £10.00
Student: £10.00
Child: £5.00
Family: £25.00

Take a lap around the largest Grand Prix Grid in the World, and feast your eyes as the exciting history of motorsport unfolds!

From the turn of the twentieth century to the new millennium, it's all here...
The largest collection of McLaren racing cars on public display...the world's only complete collection of the famous racing green Vanwalls...every Williams F1 car from 1983 to 1999... a superb BRM display...more rare four wheel drive racing cars than you'll see anywhere else, Ferraris driven by Ascari and Ickx, Senna's winning McLaren from the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington, Stirling Moss's Lotus which defeated the might of the works Ferraris at Monaco in 1961...Jim Clark's beatiful Lotus 25...Ronnie Peterson's unique six wheel Tyrell, together with several other examples of this famous marque, including Jackis Stewart's Tyrell 001...they're all here and many, many more. Come and see for yourself!

Collection details

Land Transport, Sport

Donington Grand Prix Collection
Donington Park
Castle Donington
DE74 2RP




01332 811027


01332 812829

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