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British Motor Museum, Gaydon

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4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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  • Excellent facility with representative examples of vehicles from the late 1800's to present day. The museum itself is well laid out with excellent descriptive texts against each exhibit. The collectio...  read more »
  • Really brilliant day out! Stunning looking museum with great facts on the walls and something for everyone. Cars were beautiful. The museum was well maintained and clean and so was the cafe. Definitel...  read more »
  • Having seen the signs for this when travelling on the M40, we decided to call in for a visit. Well worth the visit, lots to see and there are interactive displays as well. Not sure if very young child...  read more »
  • Great place, spent quite a few hours here, took many many photos (Some of which I've uploaded to Google Maps for all to see) if you're interested in motoring then the history contained on this site is worth the visit alone. Anyone with a true interest in the history of things will easily spend hours and hours wandering around, looking at the vehicles on show, and really appreciating where they have come from and their significance. For those who aren't as into their motors, the vehicles on show are still interesting even if only from an aesthetically pleasing perspective. Novelties such as cars from Bond movies and Lady Penelopes car from Thunderbirds will also keep everyone entertained. Finally, keeping our receipt allowed us to re-enter the exhibit for free, something we're going to take them up on, soon, as we'll be visiting again, but bringing others with us. Even if you've only a slight interest in cars, I'd definitely recommend it.
  • I love this place, third visit and the recent renovations have really improved it. You need to have a love of British leyland and it's associated companies, if you do then your camera will never stop flashing, the collections centre is an absolute treasure trove of jaguar and BL one off's, prototypes and specials. It is a wonderful place and I will return in the near future.
  • Some of the reviews read as somewhat negative but the family and I went with open minds and I for one was impressed. The cars are accessible and not roped off and may have one or more windows rolled down to allow a good look inside. The layout is a bit random but the road through the decades was well planned. We found all staff to be helpful and not at all intrusive. The only negative would be the café / restaurant which was quite small and very expensive! If I were to visit again I would probably take a picnic but sadly the only area we saw to sit and eat a picnic was outside and not even covered. It might be that on the day we visited there was also an antiques fair on and that area may be what is used as an indoor eating area; if not, it's a bit of an oversight. However, that is the only negative I could find and it didn't spoil what was a fantastic day out.
  • Went to the re vamped opening day. Yes its had a lick of paint and it is very good for children now as well. BUT the new added building is not open to you to visit by just casually wandering about. You need to book a guided tour! Of which they only do 4 a day and could get booked up if its busy etc. So if you miss one you have to wait till the next which is in about an hour and half! This is not made clear on the website! Its also not cheap. Entrance to the old Museum is £14 per Adult which does inc the Guided Tour if you get to go on it.
  • Great for car fans, so much history under one roof. Probably good for children, but please, please, please don't let them climb on or touch the cars. They're prime examples of motor history, treat it like any other museum.
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