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Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water

(4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A great place to spend 3 hours, with something for all age groups, especially those over 50. A memorable experience. 
  • Bourton-on-the-Water is not only a delightful Cotswold village but has this excellent museum of 20th century motoring which should appeal to people of all ages and not just to 'petrol heads'. It house...  more »
  • I thought the museum would be quite small with a small selection of vehicles. I was very wrong, I kept going from one room to another full of cars and some motorbikes and other motoring memorabilia th...  more »
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  • Thought we'd pop in as we were in the town and weren't expecting a huge amount, but were very pleasantly surprised! A lovely selection of cars and artifacts, all nicely presented and with lots of interesting facts and figures around them. If we had one complaint it would be I quite liked a t-shirt in the gift shop but they didn't have it in the right size.
  • A real treasure trove of transport related (and other) memorabilia. No matter how many times you visited I am sure you would spot something you had not seen before. Highly recommended.
  • Visited Bourton on the water for our honeymoon i wanted to visit the motor museum but i have to say wasnt expecting this to be as good as it was Totally gobsmacked and fascinating The motor museum is amazing £5.50 each for an adult for what you get to view is a bargain Some really lovely articles on display 8 rooms full of HISTORY looks tiny from the outside but wow u wait until u go in ☺ Brilliant place to visit cant wait to come back with the children my boys are going to love this Gift shop a little expensive but some beautiful gifts available Can i also quickly say the gentleman behind the counter is very polite and will even tk time out to talk to u about the memorabilia Highly recommend and certainly will visit again
  • Great visit...lovely helpful kind and caring staff.....lots of interest for the whole family and of course great to see the real Brum...!
  • Fantastic worth the money to get in lots of lovely old cars 7 rooms full lot of memory's from my past they dont mind you takeing photos and videos there is no rush to get you in and out I recommend it give it a look you will enjoy it i did