Quingo Scooters are in Warwickshire this week for another instalment of our Accessible Attraction series. One especially for the motor heads, The British Motor Museum has one of the largest collections of historic British cars in the country. Observe how motoring and family life has changed throughout the decades, as well as learning about memorable events such as the introduction of double yellow lines.
The museum has a range of events and exhibitions on offer for the whole family; whether your children or grandchildren have a love of cars or you’re a die-hard fan of all things motor related, there’s something on show for everyone to enjoy! Here are some of the events on offer for this September:
- Summer Holidays Motoring Treasures Activities (until 3 September) – from 10am to 4pm your children can be introduced to the motoring world, learning about the past and present of cars. On “Museum Mondays” join in the fun for a 10-minute interactive playlet from costumed characters, stepping back in time to hear their stories. From Tuesday to Saturday, children are invited to make their very own motoring treasure using every day bits and bobs such as plastic bottles and craft paper.
- Jaguar Breakfast Club (2 September) – the Jaguar Breakfast Club is a monthly meet open to all Jaguar owners and enthusiasts regardless of affiliation to a club, forum or group. If you’re a fan of all things Jaguar, why not take a trip!
- Retro Truck Show (9-10 September) – the show features an impressive display of over 350 of the best modern classic trucks, manufactured between 1960 and 2000. The two-day show features some of the UK’s leading manufacturers such as Volvo, Scania and DAF.
- Mini Motorists (18 September) – between 10.30am and 12pm, get involved with interactive games and activities with the little ones in your family. The event for under 5’s, lets them explore the world of cars through playful activities.
Opening times and entry prices
The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm, and is closed from the 24 December 2017 through to 1 January 2018 inclusive.
Entry prices to the museum are as follows: adults £14, children (5-16 years) £9, concessions £12 and children under 5 go free.
Each individual exhibition and event comes with a separate cost, please check the event page before booking tickets.
For more information, visit the website here.
By road the British Motor Museum is five minutes from Junction 12 of the M40, near the village of Gaydon. It is locally sign posted and is a short distance from the surrounding main roads. The museum has ample, free parking for all visitors.
By rail, the nearest stations are Warwick (8 miles), Leamington Spa (8 miles) and Banbury (11 miles). Taxi services are available to and from the station, a pre-booked taxi can be organised using the museum’s recommended supplier.
By bus, a regular bus service which visits the British Motor Museum operates between Leamington Spa and Fenny Compton. An additional service operates from Leamington Spa to the Museum, Monday through to Friday.
For more information visit the website here.
There is level access to all floors within the museum as well as level floors throughout the entire museum. There is a lift for use to the individual floors. There is ample parking available on site for all visitors to use. For blue badge parking, follow the white and blue signs.
For more information, visit the museum’s website here.
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