Kilgarvan motor museum, Kilgarvan

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2.3/5 based on 10+ reviews on the web
Kilgarvan motor museum is located in Kilgarvan. Kilgarvan motor museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kilgarvan Edition.
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  • Auto of epoch invaluable and very well maintained. Shame about the location from a landscape point of view but rundown as construction. But then l important is the content. Very interesting.....
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  • .Hidden Gem. Lovely collection would be great to see these on the roads all the time. Many thanks to the Blonde Mechanic who sorted out our battery connection at the drop of a hat. 
  • In the early 1970s, John Mitchell began to recover cars. It was simple. He then held a garage, taken since by his son. The former including more nobody wanted. He has restored one, then two, then ten, then twenty... Today, there are more than 40, tight against the other in a hangar that he expanded over the years, right next to his house, behind enclosures in which piling up wrecks. All are rolling, except for the Traction 11 who still sleeps under a lean-to until John and his son dedicate a little time. A precious commodity because the man is busy. When he is not behind the counter or in discussion with his visitors, he took one of the cars and hand do a rally at the other end of the country or in England. Therefore it is strongly sought by clubs that once they have rendered him a little visit, invited him to participate in their outings. Originality of the place: almost all of these cars have been assembled in Ireland, as to avoid import taxes, many assemblers have been smart enough to create small units of production in which they were vehicles arrived in parts of Germany (Adler, Isetta BMW, DKW pre-painted, Borgward Isabella...), France (30 Panhard have been manufactured in Ireland. There are more than two, and John has not yet found but he split of two Simca he owned, a dovetail A90 and an Ariane...) and England, the vast majority. We meet so a few Rolls-Royce, a Sunbeam Alpine, an Armstrong Siddeley, an Austin A60, a Popular Ford, a Ford Y, a Hillman Minx Special, a Wolseley Hornet Special, a Morris Eigth series 2... In the middle of a few American lost there by chance, and remained by desire. Chat with John is a real pleasure, so the guy is passionate and enthusiastic. Point of having passed his love of the car to his son and granddaughter. The future is therefore assured...
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  • Just want to tell everyone what a wonderful Museum this is. I have been going there for nearly 20 years. The cars are real and not hidden behind glass. Family run and a pleasure to visit. The Museum is off the beaten track and well worth a visit.
  • I Have been to this museum many times over the years and it is perfect for people who just really love cars. The Museum is family run and is very traditional and is a little quirky too which I love. I'm looking forward to meeting the Mitchells again soon. Ben
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