Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water

4.6
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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bourton-on-the-Water fast, fun, and easy.
Create an itinerary including Cotswold Motoring Museum
map
Cotswold Motoring Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,301 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • August 21, 2017
    This place really did exceed our expectations! It is not huge, but so much is fitted into all the various rooms that make up the museum and we easily spent well over an hour here looking at all the ex...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This is a very interesting place, lots of "ooh I had one of those" moments. It could do with bigger premises so that the exhibits could be displayed in a non cluttered way, there is so much to see in ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We were so much amazed that someone thought of putting in each stations of discovering the museum a place which kids under 5s could play! What a lovely idea! The museum is stunning! I would love 3 day...  more »
Google
  • 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

Plan your trip to Bourton-on-the-Water

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bourton-on-the-Water

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bourton-on-the-Water by other users

3 days in Bourton-on-the-Water BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United Kingdom & Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bourton-on-the-Water BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Bourton-on-the-Water BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans