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“A Hidden Treasure”

British Motor Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Gaydon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent range of British vehicles, and unlike most displays you can get next to the cars and have a good look at them.
Take the free guided tour with one of the guides they have so many interesting stories and facts about the vehicles on show.
Lots of special and one off vehicles.
And if you are lucky you may see yet to be released vehicles from Land Rover or Aston Martin as they have a test facility here.

Thank Frank O
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We came across this museum by accident and what a fortunate accident it turned out to be.

The number of and range of vehicles is stunning. The Jaguar collection is to die for. We loved the James Bond vehicles, FAB1 and the divorce car. It was fascinating to see the speed record car and the racing cars. We all loved the two vintage cars that we were allowed to sit in. It was fun to see how it felt to be in one. The timeline display is very well thought out with pictures of what was happening in the world and what driving restrictions and rules were brought in through the decades. The cars stand on 'road surfaces' appropriate to the decade. There are a few child friendly activities and we were told that more are being developed.

The restaurant is decorated in art deco style but feels sterile and needs more atmosphere. The food is somewhat expensive but no more so than in other similar places.

The cinema is well worth a visit. We saw a clever sales film about all the things a land rover could do on a farm. Our children were fascinated by the black and white films showing shire horses doing the work of tractors.

Staff are friendly and willing to chat about the exhibits and share their knowledge.

We spent three hours there but could have spent much longer as we didn't manage to see everything. Our children are four and seven and enjoyed every minute. We really didn't want to leave but had a long journey ahead of us.

It cost us £32 to get in but that is for a year's entry. We are planning a return visit.

Thank Jill K
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Absolutely loved this, as I'm an admirer of classic motors, both motorbikes and cars, it was a day of total pleasure strolling around the displays on view.

Thank Zoogle17
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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We took our 6 year old grandson here for the day and we all had a great time. Really interesting and imaginative displays. It was a bit strange to be turned off one of the displays by a photography crew. Perhaps, given it's half term, priority should be given to paying customers and children visitors. Otherwise really very highly recommended.

Thank stella1001
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

visited heritage motor museum on a wet sunday in feb 2013, what a great way to learn and explore british motor history, great collection of old cars, racing cars and land rovers, my personal favourites were the P50 and ford model T with great memories when we came across an old triumph stag!!!!!
thanks for a great day out of the cold and wet will deffinetly visit again if in the area

Thank tracie l
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