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“Interesting and informative” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Gaydon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Coventry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting and informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited quite a few years ago with my children and we found it really interesting. Would visit again

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Superb venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Attended for an AGM of a motoring club and have to say that the venue, exhibits and facilities were truly excellent, a fitting tribute to an industry in which Britain once led the world!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Broad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

While visiting family nearby, I spent a morning at this museum. Expensive admission. The selection of British cars is quite extensive and arranged primarily by date. I'd have to classify it more as a collection than a museum. Few if any of the cars have the hoods open for inspection, there are several marques not represented (no Delorean for example, and I won't give them mine!). There is some good history about the development of the auto industry in the Coventry/Birmingham area which was interesting.

Worth a visit if you have an interest in the history of the area or of cars, but for a true enthusiast, it isn't "meaty" enough. I wouldn't travel up from London just for this, but if in the area (Warwick castle or Avon), give it a shot.

Visited January 2013
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fair unless you have seen the alternatives”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Very disappointed to be honest. Not very large, kept expecting to go through a doorway into the next hall, but there wasn't one! Its very expensive for what there is, nearly £20 for myself and my son. Now in isolation it is a reasonably enjoyable trip but comparatively not too far away there is the truly vast Coventry Transport Museum that is FREE (except a couple of quid parking) and has 4 times more to see, greater variety and some incredibly significant vehicles of all sorts. It makes the Heritage centre seem some what redundant. I am not surprised they give away free annual visits when you buy a ticket, I don't imagine people use it that often. Judging by the other reviews I can only assume most other reviewers have not been to Coventry.

Visited December 2012
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Outstanding Experience and Food/Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We were a party of 100+ people attending a friends 70th birthday celebration. Although we have never eaten at this location our experience could not have been better. The overall experience was 110% staff attentive, ambience first class, food of the highest quality at least equal to a 5* hotel. I would highly recommend this as a first class venue for any theme. Just want to mention that the food portion sizes were ginormas. The people who run this venue are outstanding professionals. After the event I found out that some serving staff were agency but they were so professional and attentive you would have thought they were permanent staff. Tremendous motivation and attention to detail.

Visited December 2012
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