Archive Reading Room Now Open

Our Reading Room and Reference Library have now re-opened to the public after being completely refurbished and improved. All visitors are welcome, either to browse the shelves or to undertake detailed research by appointment.

Heritage Certificates

A birth certificate for your classic car. 

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About the Archive

The Archive, at the British Motor Museum, preserves and provides access to documents, images and film that record the work and achievements of the people who were employed in the British motor industry

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Before contacting the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive, please see if your question has already been answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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Access the Archive Records

Our Reference Library is the ideal place to start learning more about motoring history.

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Is my Car Tax Exempt

Read on to find out what information various authorities might require, the documents they will accept, and how we can help.

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Document of the Month

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive contains many interesting documents, but sometimes we come across a document that is particularly fascinating. Each month, we’ll take it in turns in the Archive team to describe a favourite document from our collections.

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Archive News

Get insight into the many tasks needed to look after the unique collection of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust which we have in our care.

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Browse our huge collection of motoring images at

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Take a look at some of the projects the Archive team are involved in. 

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Film and Picture Library

How to access the unique Photographic Collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.

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Discover a massive and diverse range of enthusiast shows and family events at the British Motor Museum.

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Learning is for everyone. Suitable for all ages, abilities and interests, you can enjoy our unforgettable learning experiences.

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Interested in working, volunteering or getting involved in community projects at the British Motor Museum? Find out about our current opportunities.

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