The Museum is open 4 days a week (Friday - Monday) 10am - 5pm, until 16 July 2021. See below for further opening times.
Museum Temporary Opening Times
The British Motor Museum is open 4 days a week (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday) until 16 July where we will be open 7 days a week until 6 September.
Autumn opening times to follow.
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.
February Half-Term - 13 - 21 February
Easter Family Fun - 27 March - 18 April
May Half-Term - 29 May - 6 June
Summer Family Fun - 22 July - 2 September
October Half-Term - 23 - 31 October
Christmas Festive Fun - 18 - 24 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - Temporarily Suspended
Museum tours are temporarily suspended
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 - Temporarily Suspended
Collections Centre tours are temporarily suspended
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 - Must book in advance
We are currently limiting visitor numbers. Tickets must be booked in advance
Prices may vary on Special Show days see Special Shows below.
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel (including NHS)
2 adults, 3 children
Other family ticket options are available 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, 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 up to 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 2021
On most show days the normal Museum entry prices apply. There are, however, up to 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 Annual Passes and promotional vouchers are not valid. Advance discounted Show Day tickets are available online or via our Ticket Hotline 01926 649649.
Classic & Vintage Commercial Show
Saturday 14 August 2021 - Normal Museum entry
Sunday 15 August 2021 - Special Show Day
Retro Truck Show
Saturday 11 September 2021 - Normal Museum entry
Sunday 12 September 2021 - Special Show Day
Great British Model Railway Show
Saturday 30 October 2021 - Special Show Day
Sunday 31 October 2021 - Special Show Day
Prices are not different from standard Museum entry but Annual Passes and promotional vouchers are not valid to be used.
We accept valid Promotional Discount Vouchers as payment for entrance except on up to 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 Annual Passes.
Tesco Days Out vouchers may be used against standard adult, child, concession and family tickets except on up to 5 special Show days per year*. They may not be used in conjunction with Annual Passes.
Gift Aid Annual Passes, Tesco Days Out vouchers and other promotional discount vouchers CANNOT be used on Special Show Days.
- Sunday 15 August 2021
- Sunday 12 September 2021
- Saturday 30 October 2021
- Sunday 31 October 2021
For more information on Gift Aid see our Gift Aid information page