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“A great morning out”

British Motor Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Gaydon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the British Motor Museum has over 300 vehicles on display spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras. With a selection of interactive exhibitions and family activities, the museum is ideal for both families and enthusiasts alike. Situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire just off junction 12 of the M40.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went to the British motor museum on Easter Sunday not really knowing what to expect. However we were pleasantly surprised. The entrance fee is responsible considering it entitles you to free entry again for the rest of the year.
Gift shop is also reasonably priced, with something for everyone’s pocket.
We waited for the free guided tour of the museum, and it was well worth the wait.
Our tour guide was amazing. We learnt so much from him and saw so much more detail than we would have if we had just walked around on our own.
Definitely recommend

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had seen signs for The British Motor Museum on many a trip down the M40. We always wanted to pop in and now found the time but weren't sure what to expect. We had been to the F1 museum in Donnington and expected something similar, what we found was much, much, more.

Well signed from the Motorway, and the disabled parking was easy to find.

Staff at the reception were welcoming and clearly signposted the sections of the museum.

Walking around the museum we found plenty of varied exhibits from classic cars to the history of car factories. There was also a fun interactive area that explained some of the inner workings of cars. What took our experience from good to excellent was time road. We climbed into a classic car from 1901 which was open for the public to "jump in", after sufficiently entertaining ourselves we were approached by one of the costumed actors. He was so engaging and obviously enjoyed what he did, we loved learning some fascinating tidbits of information from him. We looked forward to the talk he was doing later in the day.

My girlfriend has difficulties walking but all throughout the visit this was never a problem, accessibility around both buildings was fantastic and all staff were ready willing and able to offer assistance if needed. One such example is after our lunch in the restaurant. The lift back down to the museum floor had broken, using the down escalators was not something my girlfriend could manage. Staff saw us looking a little lost and pro-actively jumped to find a solution.

We explored the second building and then headed to the 1920s bus where the talk from the costumed actors was about to start. This was primarily aimed at younger children but thanks to the engaging nature of both actors we both felt included, entertained and educated.

We will definitely use our yearly ticket to come back and fill in what we missed.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We visited on a cold, wet Good Friday so appreciated the plentiful parking very close to the museum. We were impressed by the smart, modern facilities and ease of access. The museum has 2 separate buildings: the museum itself and another holding its collection. Both held more than enough to entertain us for the day. We particularly liked the friendly staff, some in period costume, giving information and telling anecdotes that really brought the exhibits and history of the motor industry in the Midlands to life. There were quite a few royal cars and several film cars, including a glorious pink FAB1. Perhaps most impressive were the various concept cars, including several really beautiful Jaguars. For us the visit was also a trip down Memory Lane, looking at the terrible cars we grew up with or owned in the past. The museum cafe offers a variety of food and seemed reasonably priced.

Thank wendy h
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BMMuseum, Front Office Manager at British Motor Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review!

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you back at the Museum again soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

A journey back in British motoring history. Great to see some models I have owned in the past, a real trip down memory lane. Disappointed that some vehicles had been removed since last visit, maybe they need to rotate to avoid colour fade?

Thank ACF75
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited BMM on Good Friday 2018. We booked on line in advance, and found it easily from the M40 - it is well signed. Parking is outside and free. Reception staff were super-friendly.

We recommend the x2 museum tours - in each of the two main buildings, and each 60-90 minutes.

You'll see Jaguars and Land Rovers galore, including Royal cars of the Queen, Queen Mother, Diana and William. There are sports cars including the unique XJ-13 and the very first D-Type. Cars driven by Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss. I could go on and on. Film cars from James Bond, Thunderbirds, Judge Dread. And of course, a Trotter van.

Highly recommended. We'll definitely go again.

Tip: If you gift aid your ticket, they will reward you with a free annual pass.

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1  Thank Stephen A
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