Welcoming you back safely

Following the recent government announcement, we are getting the Museum ready to safely reopen on Saturday 4 July.

For the latest information click here

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Museum Temporary Opening Times

The British Motor Museum is currently open Friday to Monday only. Our opening hours are;

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

Last admission to the Museum and Collections Centre is 1pm.

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.

School Holidays

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. 

Ticket Type

Admission Price

Adults £14.50
Children (5-16) £9
Under 5's FREE
Concessions
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel (including NHS)
£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 up to 5 Special Show days, see below.

Gift-Aid-it

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: 

Classic & Vintage Commercial Show

Saturday 8 August - Normal Museum Entry. 

Sunday 9 August - Special Show Day Rates Apply. See below.

Ticket Type

Saturday

Sunday

Weekend

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

Retro Truck Show

Saturday 12 September - Normal Museum Entry. 

Sunday 13 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
Adult £11.50 £14.50 £14.50 £18 £24 £28
Child (5-16) £7 £9 £9 £10 £13 £17
Under 5 FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Concession
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel
£10.50 £12.50 £12.50 £16 £22 £24
Family Ticket
2 adults, 3 children
- £40 - £46 - £63

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.

Ticket Type

Saturday

Sunday

Weekend

 
Advance
On the day
Advance
On
the
day
Advance
On
the
day
Adult £10 £12 £10 £12 £16 £18
Child (5-16) £7 £9 £7 £9 £12 £15
Under 5 FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Concession
60 yrs+, unemployed,
students & service personnel
£10 £12 £10 £12 £16 £18
Family Ticket
2 adults, 3 children
- £34 - £34 - £36

 

Promotional Vouchers

 

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.

* EXCLUSIONS

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

Classic and Vintage Commercial Show - Sunday 9 August 2020

Retro Truck Show - Sunday 13 September 2020

Great British Model Railway Show - Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2020

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