Welcoming you back safely
The Museum is now open Friday to Monday only. Please see temporary opening times below.
Museum Temporary Opening Times
The British Motor Museum will be open on Friday 31 July and every day throughout August. It will be open Friday to Monday in September, please stay tuned for updates.
Our 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.
The Museum will be closed on 24 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021 inclusive.
Easter Mini Madness - 4 - 26 April
May Designer Half Term - 23 - 31 May
Summer Family Fun - 18 July - 1 September
October Rocket Half Term - 24 October - 1 November
Christmas Festive Fun - 5 - 23 December
New year Family Fun 2021 - 2 - 4 January
To see a full list of family activities visit our What's On pages.
Reading Room - Temporarily Closed
The Reading Room is currently closed to visitors
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, 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 2020
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.
Please find a list of Special Show Days and entry prices below:
Great British Model Railway Show
Saturday 7 November - Special Show Day Rates Apply. See below.
Sunday 8 November - Special Show Day Rates Apply. See below.
On the day
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel
2 adults, 3 children
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 Clubcard 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 Deals Tokens and other promotional discount vouchers CANNOT be used on the following special Show days;
Great British Model Railway Show - Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2020
For more information on Gift Aid see our Gift Aid information page