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. Before you head to Bourton-on-the-Water, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner, to make sure you see all that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer, including Cotswold Motoring Museum.
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  • We had a short que due to Covid but well worth the wait. The museum is small but very interesting and well organised so you don't miss any vehicles.  more »
  • Very impressive collection of transport related items from equine transport to motoring and some transport related toys as well. I was interested to even see a side saddle for horses as I have never....  more »
  • Visited on a rainy Autumn day. We were amazed at the volume and quality of the content in what appears on the outside as a tiny museum. Look up, look down and on the walls, you might miss something...  more »
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  • Lovely little museum, hard working volunteers keep it going, lots of vintage vehicles, motorcycles and bikes. Models and old toys in abundance, plenty for children to look at and history is preserved by the audio/video presentations. Not the first time I've visited but always seem to find something different that I hadn't seen before.
  • I've been to many a car museum and this one could be one of the best. It doesn't have the biggest volume, nor is it packed with the most expensive cars possible, but the collection is quite interesting with the best info placards I've ever seen. The entire place is littered with memorabilia and sundries from the industry, and each room is clearly carefully crafted in feel, decor, and media. The fact that it used to be a working auto shop probably has a lot to do with how personal it feels. Don't miss it!
  • Very nice little museum, lots of interesting exhibits with detailed information cards (enough information without being boring). I was surprised by how many good quality cars they had in such a small building. Well worth a visit.
  • Bigger than it looks from the outside and contains some lovely old vehicles. Interesting stories and facts are displayed alongside. It only took us about an hour to go around and we thought it was good value.
  • Excellent collection of Vintage cars and motorbikes, also a massive collection of toy cars (Dinky Etc) various other toys, tools and other equipment. Excellent value for money and very helpful staff. Also a great little shop. Highly recommend.

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