The Museum is open daily 10am - 5pm.

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Museum Opening Times

Our normal opening hours are;

- Museum: 10am - 5pm
- Collections Centre: 11am - 5pm

Last admission to the Museum and Collections Centre is 4pm.

Access to the Collections Centre is included in your entry fee, you will just need to show your Museum admission ticket at the door to gain entry. 

Please note: The Museum will be closed from 24 December to 1 January inclusive.

School Holidays

February Half-Term - 19 - 27 February

Easter Family Fun - 9 - 24 April

May Half-Term - 28 May - 5 June

Summer Family Fun - 22 July - 5 September

October Half-Term - 22 - 30 October

Christmas Festive Fun - 16 - 23 December 

To see a full list of family activities visit our What's On pages. 

Reading Room - Appointment only

Access to the Reading Room is by appointment only.

The Reading Room includes a Reference Library which is available by appointment only. To book, please contact history@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or enquire at the Museum pay desk. Library use is included in the standard Museum entrance fee.

If you wish to access original records through the reading room, this is by appointment only. Please click here to see our guide to archive research. 

Museum Tours

An optional tour of the Museum is included in your entry fee. The tours are available at 11am and 2pm. They do not have to be pre-booked but are subject to availability.

Collections Centre Tours

A tour of our Collections Centre is included in your entry fee. The tours are available at 12pm and 3pm. They do not have to be pre-booked but are subject to availability.

Museum Admission Prices - Best prices in advance

Book in advance and SAVE

Ticket Type Advance On the day
Adult £14.50 £16
Child (5-16) £9 £10
Under 5 FREE FREE

Concession
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel (including NHS)

£12.50 £14

Family
Please see below for a list of family ticket options

£40 £44

Carer

Enter free when accompanying a paying visitor with additional needs.

FREE FREE


Buy Museum Tickets

Prices vary on up to 5 Annual Pass exempt event days per year - see below.

Family ticket options

We are proud to offer a flexible family ticket that can suit a wide range of family groups. If your family group is made up of any of the following scenarios a family ticket will be your most cost effective option for entry to the Museum.

Family ticket options: 
2 Adults, 3 Children
2 Adults, 2 Children
1 Adult, 1 Concession, 2 Children
1 Adult, 1 Concession, 3 Children
2 Concessions, 2 Children
2 Concessions, 3 Children

Accessibility

Carers/dedicated assistants enter free when accompanying a paying visitor with additional needs.

The blue badge parking spaces are located beside the Museum entrance.

For more access information click here

Gift Aid Annual Pass - Buy 1 day get 12 months FREE!

When booking your ticket, you can choose an Annual Pass and to Gift Aid at no extra cost.

When buying your ticket simply choose 'OK' to donate your entry fee and have the chance to further support the Museum by agreeing to Gift Aid. In return we'll convert your ticket to an Annual Pass.

Please note:

  • Annual passes are not valid on up to 5 Annual Pass exempt event days per year (see below).
  • Tickets cannot be converted to Annual Passes later in the booking process or upon arrival at the Museum.
  • Discount codes are not valid for Annual Passes. 

 

Please be a Gift Aid visitor, it makes a big difference to our charity!

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If you're a UK taxpayer and you agree to Gift Aid this donation, the government will give us an extra 25% on top of your donation. This extra money helps us continue our educational, conservation and charity work and does not cost you a penny.

Gift Aid is a great way to support UK charities; if you would like to find out more about the scheme click here. 

 

Annual Pass exempt event days 2022

On most event days the normal Museum entry prices apply. There are, however, up to five days per year (see below) where the admission price varies and includes entry both into the event and the Museum. On these days, Annual Passes and promotional vouchers are not valid. Advance event day tickets are available online or you can contact us.

Classic & Vintage Commercial Show

Saturday 11 June 2022 - Normal Museum entry

Sunday 12 June 2022 - Annual Pass exempt day

  Advance On the day
Adult £18 £19.50
Child £10 £11.50
Under 5 FREE FREE
Concession £16 £17.50
Family £46 £49.50

 

The Reunion

Monday 29 August 2022 - Annual Pass exempt day

Prices are not different from standard Museum entry but Annual Passes and promotional vouchers are not valid to be used.

Retro Truck Show

Saturday 10 September 2022 - Normal Museum entry

Sunday 11 September 2022 -Annual Pass exempt day

  Advance On the day
Adult £18 £19.50
Child £10 £11.50
Under 5 FREE FREE
Concession £16 £17.50
Family £46 £49.50

Great British Model Railway Show

Saturday 29 October 2022 -Annual Pass exempt day

Sunday 30 October 2022 -Annual Pass exempt day

Prices are not different from standard Museum entry but Annual Passes and promotional vouchers are not valid to be used.

 

Promotional Vouchers

 

We accept valid Promotional Discount Vouchers as payment for entrance except on up to 5 Annual Pass exempt event days per year*. Vouchers/tokens cannot be used in the Café or Gift Shop. Neither can they be used for group, education or family tickets or in conjunction with Annual Passes.

* EXCLUSIONS

Annual Passes and other promotional discount vouchers CANNOT be used on the following Annual Pass exempt event days:

- Sunday 12 June 2022
- Monday 29 August 2022
- Sunday 11 September 2022
- Saturday 29 October 2022
- Sunday 30 October 2022 

For more information on Gift Aid see our Gift Aid information page 

Tesco Clubcard

Clubcard Partner codes can be used to purchase Adult, Concession, Child and Family Museum tickets, but are not valid on any of our Show days, and cannot be upgraded to an Annual Pass.

Clubcard Partner codes cannot be used in the Café or Gift Shop. They also cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 

If you have your code, click here to book your tickets.