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British Motor Museum

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Address: Banbury Road, Gaydon CV35 0BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1926 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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Museum is currently closed for refurbishment. Re-opening Saturday 13...

Museum is currently closed for refurbishment. Re-opening Saturday 13 February 2016.

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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Wonderful day out!

My husband and I are both huge classic car fanatics, so this was just perfect for us. There is lots to see and the staff and wonderfully polite. It is a definite for anybody who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are both huge classic car fanatics, so this was just perfect for us. There is lots to see and the staff and wonderfully polite. It is a definite for anybody who has even the slightest of interest in the heritage of cars. Make the time!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been a few times and have always enjoyed it. It has a lot to see though if they added a little extra in the way of mock shopfronts and other things to give a feel of the times the cars were from it would improve it. However there is a lot to see and it definitely worth a... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out! Very interesting for petrolheads (like me!!) and everyone else as well. Lovely selection of BRITISH cars including Lady Pelenope FAB1 James Bond Aston Martin Vanquish V12 Oldest Surviving Austin (Austin 30hp) First Ever Land Rover HUE 166 MG EX225 First Ever Mini Hopkirk's Monte Carlo Mini Cuthbertson's Land Rover I won't give any more away!! Loads of... More 

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Thank Juliet C
Manchester UK
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133 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic day out. This gem of place was so interesting. My husband is a petrol head but I expected to be bored and I was thrilled by the exhibits especially the 1930s caravan and Lady Penelope's FAB1. There was so much to see and I found Christmas presents in the shop too. Furthermore we had a lovely Sunday... More 

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Thank Mrsfraggle
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Visited with one of my sons and paid just £10 for both of us to get in as it was part of a special event (last display of the Vulcan bomber). As my father and grandfather had both worked for British Leyland in its many guises - in fact for their entire careers - I took the opportunity to have... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Spent a few hours here at the Heritage Motor Centre. Really great nostalgia here of all types of British automobiles throughout history. They had a tour of there living collection while I was there, really great guides and very knowledgeable about the cars. Cafe there as well, if you fancy a cup of tea, beer, or snack. I recommend it... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A wet weekend visiting Stratford and my nephew came up with the idea of this museum. Easy to get to from Stratford. We were lucky it was the last day before closing for refurbishment - only £5 to get in! You will have to wait until mid February for it to re-open. We were told it would then be even... More 

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Thank Jeff K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you have an interest in cars. But if not.... why are you considering it! Probably best you don't take family members who might find 2 to 3 hours of cars too much. But you will be very hard pressed to find another comprehensive British collect. Not an expensive day out.

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Thank AlHeps
Iver, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Brilliant and going to get even better. Check their web site as new extension coming about and they are closing whilst they shuttle the cars about. Lots of rare and famous cars. Good Cafe on site sensibly priced.

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Thank Tony N
Leicester
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We visited as a family over the weekend. The museum was very quiet and it turns out is closing next week for a much needed revamp. I last visited about 20 years ago and to be honest not a lot appears to have changed. Its currently more a museum for true enthusiasts and not great for young kids who are... More 

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