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Heritage Motor Centre

Banbury Road | Gaydon, Gaydon CV35 0BJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Gaydon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the Heritage Motor Centre has over 180 vehicles on display spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras. With a selection of interactive exhibitions and outdoor activities, including the 4x4 Experience, Go-Karts and children's adventure playground, the museum is ideal for both families and enthusiasts alike. Situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire just off junction 12 of the M40.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Under 16 years and they would struggle to make sense of the exhibits although there are interactive stands to understanding moving parts. We spent over 3 hours tripping down memory lane and thoroughly enjoyed the time. The cafe is clean and has a small selection of hot meals and sandwiches to choose from. The centre as you drive up to... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The display includes vehicles from the 1800s up until the 1980s. All the vehicles are in one hall. Some of the vehicles are roped off but with many, you can actually walk up to the vehicle and even put your head inside. This compares favourably with other museums where all the exhibits are kept at a distance. It is easy... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a great visit for anybody with an interest in any aspect of motoring. It is a superb location on the site of what was RAF Gaydon a World War 11 base, there is ample parking and entrance charges are very reasonable and if you are able to gift aid this, you earn a years season ticket. The cars are... More

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Spent a fantastic few hours here on a Monday. Definately good value for money especially as Sir Sterling Moss was there being reunited with his Healey Sprint from the 1960's, that had been superbly restored by the Car SOS team. Great to chat with them and Sir Sterling about the car. The centre has a great and varied selection of... More

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Totland, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I took a group on a coach for a visit on our way back from Derbyshire to the south coast. It was easy to find and there is plenty of parking. The reception were waiting for our group arrival. We went straight to the cafe for lunch which is a self service light lunch of good choices. There is plenty... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Easy to get to from the M40. Lots of easy parking. Lots of great british cars and lots of fascinating facts. Kids seemed to be ejoying themselves. I fancied a go on the landrover experience but it is a bit expensive but some people had been on it and were waxing lyrical about it. The most dissapointing thing was the... More

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Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Situated just of Junction 12 on the M40 this museum is easy to find and has lots of parking. It houses an extensive collection of vehicles from the earliest days of motoring right up to modern times. The entrance fees are reasonable for the amount of exhibits on offer.There is something of interest for all ages and you are able... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Definitely my favourite car museum and well worth the visit! I have been here on numerous occasions and I am never disappointed. The museum is fantastic but even better when teamed with the numerous events they have over the year. Jam packed with the finest cars and the more unusual ones from over the years. Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre is... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You can spend half a day going around this museum if you're into cars. It's not just the famous stuff either - we had a great time spotting the ordinary cars we and our Dads' had. The cafe was a good place to relax, the drinks I thought were equivalent to Starbucks / Costa prices, but I thought the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited this museum for the first time and were not disappointed.There is a massive collection of British cars of yesteryear.The time line starting in 1896 was most interesting and the historical information was excellent. We had a free 45 minute tour/talk from Joe whose love of British vehicles came across strongly.There was plenty for the younger children to do.We... More

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