Caister Castle Motor Museum, Caister-on-Sea

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Set on the grounds of a ruined 15th-century castle, Caister Castle Motor Museum boasts the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Britain. Tour the purpose-built building to admire rare vintage, sports, and touring automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, agriculture equipment, and a sizeable collection of motorcycles. Afterward, you can explore what is left of the moated castle and climb its 27.4 m (90 ft) tower for views of the surrounding area. Finish your visit with a hot drink and slice of cake at the on-site tearoom. Plan your visit to Caister Castle Motor Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Great Yarmouth online journey maker .
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Caister Castle Motor Museum Reviews
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  • August 14, 2017
    The museum has a wonderful selection of old cars and carriages also motor bikes, which are kept in pristine condition. Lovely views from the top of the castle if you can manage the steep steps A bit e...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I was a little disappointed with my visit for the following reasons: The cars are only viewable from the front as you walk past the red ropes with numerous "do not touch" signs under the watchful eye ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Lots of vehicles to view but not as many as expected - website boasts largest U.K. Collection. Knowledgeable volunteers adds to interest. Not sure how large the grounds are as not able to walk too far...  more »
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  • Car collection was superb. Staff around the cars were very knowledgeable and helpful. Castle great to look at. Could have done with a bit more information about it though
  • Great exhibition of cars motorbikes carriages . A bit pricey but worth it , also a visit to the castle is included . Cafe is very good , it's a great day out
  • fantastic collection of cars. well worth the climb to the top of the castle turret.
  • £14 each entry, 'castle' - no explanation other than "this is one of the oldest examples of Brick built castle and therefore grade 1 listed". 'Woodland walk' - pleasant but could have been longer. 'Car collection' - eclectic mix of cars, bikes, China plates, children's toys, and a hip bath.... Interesting, but no real connection. As the majority of the collection seems to have been donated, I'm unsure what the £14 per person admission was for. £1.25 for a cup of tea was a little steep, when other attractions offer £1.50 for a pot. All in all, more information on Google than available on site. Would not recommend.
  • Great vehicle collection . Nice tower to ascend to view the area on a good day

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