Admission & Opening Times

Museum Opening Times

We are open daily, including bank holidays. 

- Museum 10am - 5pm
- Collections Centre 11am - 5pm
- Last admission to the Museum and Collections Centre is 4.30pm 

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. 

The Museum will be closed on 24 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020 inclusive

School Holidays

October Half term - 26 October - 3 November

Christmas Activities - 7-23 December

New Year Activities - 2-5 January

Reading Room

The Reading Room includes a Reference Library which is open every day during museum opening hours. No appointment is required, just come in and browse our collection of books about cars and the motor industry. Library use is included in the standard museum entrance fee.

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

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

Tours 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

Prices may vary on Special Show days see Special Shows below. 

Ticket Type

Admission Price

Adults £14.50
Children (5-16) £9
Under 5's FREE
Concessions
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel
£12.50
Family Ticket
2 adults, 3 children
Other family ticket options are available see below.
£40

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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, 3 Children
1 Adult, 4 Children
1 Adult, 1 Concession, 2 Children
1 Adult, 1 Concession, 3 Children
2 Concessions, 2 Children
2 Concessions, 3 Children
1 Concession, 4 Children

 

 

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

If, instead of paying our normal admission charge, you choose to make the British Motor Museum a gift of the same amount, we will give you FREE admission for a year with our Annual Pass - which excludes 5 Special Show days, see below.

 

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. 

 

Special Show Days 2019

On most show days the normal Museum entry prices apply. There are, however, five special Show days per year (see below) where the admission price varies and includes entry both into the Show and the Museum. On these days Gift Aid tickets and promotional vouchers are not valid. Advance discounted Show Day tickets are available online or via our Ticket Hotline 01926 649649.

Please find a list of Special Show Days and entry prices below: 

Retro Truck Show

Saturday 7 September - Normal Museum Entry.   

Sunday 8* September - Special Show Day Rates Apply. See below.

Ticket Type

Saturday

Sunday

Weekend

Advance
On
the
Day
Advance
On
the
Day
Advance
On
the
Day
Adults £11.50 £14.50 £14.50 £18 £24 £28
Children (5-16) £7 £9 £9 £10 £13 £17
Under 5's FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Concessions
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel
£10.50 £12.50 £12.50 £16 £22 £24
Family Ticket
2 adults, 3 children
- £40 £40 £46 - £63

Great British Model Railway Show

Saturday 9 November -  Special Show Day Rates Apply. See below.

Sunday 10 November - Normal Museum Entry. 

Ticket Type

Saturday

Sunday

Weekend

Advance
On Entry
Advance
On
the
Day
Advance
On
the
Day
Adults £14.50 £18 £11.50 £14.50 £24 £28
Children (5-16) £9 £10 £7 £9 £13 £17
Under 5's FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Concessions
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel
£12.50 £16 £10.50 £12.50 £22 £24
Family Ticket
2 adults, 3 children
£40 £46 - £40 - £63

 

Promotional Vouchers

 

We accept valid Promotional Discount Vouchers as payment for entrance except on 5 special Show days per year*. Vouchers/tokens cannot be used in the café or shop. Neither can they be used for group, education or family tickets or in conjunction with Gift Aid Season Tickets or annual memberships.

Tesco Clubcard vouchers may be used against standard adult, child, concession and family tickets except on the 5 special Show days per year*. They may not be used in conjunction with Gift Aid Season Tickets or annual memberships.

* EXCLUSIONS

Gift Aid Season Tickets, Tesco Deals Tokens and other promotional discount vouchers CANNOT be used on the following special Show days;

Classic and Vintage Commercial Show - Sunday 9 June 2019

National Metro and Mini Show - Sunday 4 August 2019

The National BMW Festival - Sunday 11 August 2019

Retro Truck Show - Sunday 8 September 2019

Great British Model Railway Show - Saturday 9 November 2019

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

Related Pages
Gift Aid

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Visiting as a Group

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Visiting as a School

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