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Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water

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Discover an extensive collection of motoring memorabilia and toys from the 20th century at Cotswold Motoring Museum. The museum features a large collection of vintage and classic cars and motorcycles, campers, and original enamel motoring signs. Listen for period music as you peruse photos and items from past eras, most notably the extensive toy collection. Housed in the museum is "Brum," from the popular BBC children's television series; you can make a brass-rubbing of the car as a souvenir. The museum also displays periodically changing motoring exhibitions. Don't be fooled by the appearance: The museum is much larger than it seems from the outside. Take a look at our Bourton-on-the-Water tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Cotswold Motoring Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were staying in the Cotswolds in Bourton on the water and I just could not resist calling in yet again to this marvellous museum. When I went there on display outside was a fantastic collection of ...  more »
  • This museum in the very picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire is a very good look back at British motoring history. The museum is located in a collection of buildings which st...  more »
  • An eclectic mix of vintage cars & motoring memorabilia. Could spend all day here, loved all the vintage signs. Even the toy & model collection was interesting. Well worth visiting.  more »
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  • Amazing place. We all so surprised by the cars, all the details around the experience and how they made it interactive for children as well. Loved the owners who allowed us to enter 30 min before closure time, they offered lots of details about the place and in the end they didnt even charge us for the tickets. Thank you! Great place! Will definitely come back to take our time and go through the place.
  • Delightful place run by enthusiasts. Loads to look at all presented with love. Don't miss this place even if you are not that interested in motors.
  • Very interesting. Lots to see. Toys and household objects from the past. Not only car's. And not forgetting Brum the famous Children's TV programme from the 90s
  • This was an unexpected highlight of a visit to the Cotswolds. An absolutely wonderful little museum, which is also extremely dog friendly. A superb collection of vintage cars and other paraphernalia. The door going in to the museum is styled after the TARDIS Police box, which is appropriate given that it both takes you back in time but is also unexpectedly immense once you get in. The only minor criticism I have is that really it would be better with about twice the floor space as there is so much packed in there, making some of it difficult to see close up. But well worth a visit.
  • Very nice interesting small museum in stunning village with river running through muddle. Beautifull

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