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British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire

The British Motor Museum offers something for everyone, even for those who are not passionate about cars. For the children there are cars to sit in, levers to pull and buttons to press! Every Warwickshire school holiday we run a program of special activities, whilst outside there is a Play Area and the fantastic Land Rover off road 4x4 Experience. Currently we have the Aston Martin DB5 from the James Bond 'Skyfall' film on display!!

Fun for all the family whatever the weather!
The British Motor Museum houses informative and interactive exhibitions charting the history of British motoring from the 1890s to present day.

You can walk our amazing 'Time Road' and discover how motoring and family life has changed through the decades. The Time Road is accompanied with period music and full of memorable events such as the introduction of double yellow lines and traffic lights.

Travel through our exhibition 'Making British Cars' and see how influential the motor industry has been in this country over the years and where it is heading in the future.

Get 'Under The Skin' and unravel the mystery of how cars work with interactive exhibits. It's perfect for all ages as there are button to press and levers to pull as well as two cars that children (and adults!) can sit in, experience and use your imagination to see how it would have felt to drive one of those cars.

Free guided tours operate twice a day and there is the great Junction 12 cafe on the first floor serving hot and cold meals, snacks drinks & cakes. There are also activities outdoors, including the Land Rover off-road Experience, a children's playground and a picnic area.
Check our website for great free school holiday activities and special weekend motoring events..

The standard Museum entry fee is just £34 for a family of 5! Plus if you buy 1 day entry you can get 12 months free! A family ticket is just £34 and if you agree to "Gift" your entry we will give you a 12 month pass for no additional cost*, so you can keep coming back time and time again.

*Terms & conditions apply. 
For more information visit or call 01926 641188


Satellite Navigation
If using a Sat Nav for directions we recommend you enter The British Motor Museum as a point of interest rather than using the postcode.
By Car
The Museum is situated on the B4100 just outside the village of Gaydon. Travelling from North or South the easiest way to reach us is by following the signs from Junction 12 of the M40.
By Public Transport
Our nearest mainline rail stations are located at Warwick (8 miles), Leamington Spa (8 miles) and Banbury (11 miles).
Heart of Warwickshire Sightseeing Tour
The British Motor Museum is one of the many attractions on the new Heart of Warwickshire' sightseeing bus tour. The tour starts in Stratford upon Avon and takes in Shakespeare's Birthplace, Charlecote Park, Compton Verney, the Heritage Motor Centre and Warwick Castle. For more information please download the Heart of Warwickshire Tour guide: of Warwickshire.aspx 
The only regular bus service which visits The British Motor Museum operates between Leamington Spa and Fenny Compton - local bus route (no. 77). The service does not operate on Sundays. For an up-to-date timetable visit the Stagecoach website:

Opening Times

Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm


Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

7.97 miles     01926 641188  

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