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British Motor Museum

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Address: 11 Banbury Rd, Gaydon CV35 0BJ, England
Phone Number:
01926 641188
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the British...

Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the British Motor Museum has over 300 vehicles on display spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras. With a selection of interactive exhibitions and family activities, 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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What a fabulous museum

I visited the museum with a group of car racing friends as a pre season get together. I had contacted the museum in advance to get a group rate and they could not have been more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Tewin
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the museum with a group of car racing friends as a pre season get together. I had contacted the museum in advance to get a group rate and they could not have been more helpful. On the day we were probably the group from hell - we all arrived at different times and our lust was hopelessly inaccurate,... More 

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great museum for anybody with an interest in cars. Some of the cars have an interesting history to them, which the tour guides are very knowledgeable and makes the tours even more interesting. If you are near the area, then definitely worth a visit.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Gaydon for a rally car event and decided to have breakfast in the junction twelve cafe. I ordered beans on toast to be told that the toaster machine did not work at weekends! My friends had bacon sandwiches which were served on bread so cold that it must have been the fresh out of the freezer resulting in stone... More 

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do appreciate your honest feedback as sometimes we don’t get things quite right. If you had let us know on the day that your bacon sandwiches were cold, we would of happily replaced them. Our Catering Manager is now going to review our weekend offering to ensure that your experience is not repeated. More 

Northampton
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spacious site with landscaping and children's play area and picnic site. The museum is well presented with lots of British cars to look at, a cinema showing motor-related films and some interactive displays. Spacious cafe and immaculate toilets. Our ticket enables us your visit again for a year, but I don't think there was enough to make me want... More 

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Thank libbys249
BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! If you wanted to use your year’s season ticket, we have some great children's activities coming up in the school holidays this year. In February half term we're running BRICK WEEK, where we're challenging visitors to help us build a life size mini out of LEGO in just 9 days! Plus a week of other brick... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on the way home and thought it was rather nice.it tells u interesting facts about roads and things like when driving licences came out etc.there a few things that u can touch or walk in(willaim morris' office how he left it when he died)is a nice touch.the cars r fab and there is a jaguar collection... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here lots of times and always enjoyed it. They have had quite a refurb about a year ago and there are a lot of the Jaguar heritage vehicles on display so of which are super rare and amazing to see in the flesh. Great collection of MG's / Rovers / Aston's / Lotus Rolls Royce and even a Modern... More 

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on Trip Advisor! We’re really pleased you have enjoyed all your visits to the Museum. We've got some great events coming up in 2017 too, so hope to see you back again soon! More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Web site down,no messages anywhere but like several other people we arrived at the gates to be advised by a very embarrassed but professional security guard who was told to tell everybody the museum was not open until the 3rd January 2017. Not much use when you are at the gate. Much wasted time and Diesel

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. We do rely on reviews, such as yours, to help us develop and identify any shortcomings we can resolve. Our website did unfortunately go down for a short while over the Christmas period and the answerphone message which was intended to inform people of our closure also did not engage correctly on our phone... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After checking on the internet that.the British Motor Museum was open we turned up yesterday to find it closed! Their website was down and phones permenantly engaged but it was listed as "open today from 10am" on Google. In the few minutes it took us to decide on an alternative outing there were at least 8 other cars turn up.... More 

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Our website unfortunately went down for a short while over the Christmas period and, although we had listed the Museum as closed on the website itself, we were unable to edit this on either Google or Trip Advisor websites. With regards to our phone... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you phone and check they are WITH A REAL PERSON that they are open. We looked on the website and it said they were open, we then phone to check and it just said that operators were busy.

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BritishMotorMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this review

Dear Samuel, Thank you for your feedback and we apologise for the confusion. Although we had listed the Museum as closed on the website itself, we were unable to edit this on either Google or Trip Advisor websites. Furthermore, the answerphone message which was intended to inform people of our closure did not engage correctly on our phone system. We... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 18 month old son to the British Motor Museum for a bit of a road trip!! Coming from Birmingham, it took us about 45 mins to an hour to get there, which was fine. Parking was no problem at all and we paid and went in. The museum itself is good to walk round, with a lot... More 

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