Atwell Wilson Motor Museum Trust

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Although the majority of the collection is Cars, the museum also houses an impressive collection of Lorries, Motorcycles, Mopeds, Push bikes, and a large selection of vehicle manuals and other archive material, and a large collection of motor memorabilia. Today, very much at the helm of the Museum organisation, are the founders, Richard and Hasell Atwell and with the assistance of the Trustees of the Atwell – Wilson Museum Trust, we see the museum going from strength to strength. Approximately 30 percent of the cars on exhibit belong to the Atwell – Wilson Wedding Car Hire Service, all of the profits from this service going towards the upkeep of the Museum and it’s exhibits. The Museum is now run as a Trust, overseen by the Trustees, all the proceeds going towards the upkeep and the improvement of the buildings and exhibits.

Venue Type:

Archive, Museum

Opening hours

The Museum is open every Sunday through to Thursday, (we are closed on Fridays and Saturdays and alsoon Christmas day). During the summer months the opening hours are 11.00am to 5.00pm, changing to 11.00am to 4.00pm in the winter.

Closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
Pensioners £2.50
Students / Children £1.00

The first car that started, what was to become the Museum, was acquired in 1962. This was the 1937 Buick CO Series 40, which is still in the museum to this day. It cost the princely sum of £10, Mr Atwell outbidding a rival offer of only £5. Out of such small acorns... The collection grew until the “Shed” was purchased in 1981 to bring the now sizable group of vehicles together under one roof. In 1989 the new large Museum building was erected and the museum was really underway. Today’s collection of over 90 vehicles is never static with new exhibits continually arriving, with the occasional departure of a vehicle that has been on a much-appreciated loan to the Museum. We have a large selection of workshop manuals and other motor related documents of interest to both the enthusiast and expert alike. We are currently reorganising much of our material and hope that in the future to have better archive facilities. There is also a large collection of motoring memorabilia which I'm sure will take many of you back down memory lane.

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Cars, motorbikes, lorries, mopeds, bicycles
  • Motoring memorabilia & manuals

Atwell Wilson Motor Museum Trust
Stockley Lane
SN11 0NF




01249 813119

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