I visited this museum as it was featured in the National Rail 2 for 1 leaflet and looked like a good day out.
I'll deal with the positive aspects first.
The museum itself has a great selection of cars, the majority I would say are from the USA but still interesting all the same. You can get right up close and personal with nearly all of the cars - more so than you can at Beaulieu Motor Museum in my opinion. The Batmobile exhibition was great too and it good to see a couple of familiar cars from TV such as one of Mr Bean's minis. It was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.
Now, onto the negative aspects of the visit.
Firstly, the entrance seemed a bit chaotic, there isn't much room to queue and the member of staff on the desk has to leave and collect the tickets from elsewhere in the building - when it is really busy I would imagine this would take some time.
The entrance prices from April 2013 were published on the board, and they don't look cheap! The standard adult entry is listed as £30 which, although the museum is great, it's not worth £30. There was a "special offer" price shown next to it, I'm assuming that will be the price most people will pay - certainly hope so!
As other reviewers have noted, when it's cold outside it is not much warmer inside so some extra heating would be a good idea.
The shop isn't impressive at all, there don't appear to be any "pocket money" style gifts for the younger visitors and the range of items on sale was poor. The cafe isn't special either, although that's probably due to lack of available space.
The state of the toilets was very poor as well and could do with a refurbishment.
All in all, it's a good way to spend a couple of hours - just needs some improvement.
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