The Archive at the British Motor Museum (also known as the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust) was set up to preserve and provide access to historical documents, images and film that record the work and achievements of the people who were employed in the British motor industry.

The Archive houses historical records by many of the major British car manufacturers, including original factory ledgers for a range of marques which record the details of individual vehicles as they came off the production line. You can purchase an official 'Certified Copy of a Factory Record' more commonly known as a Heritage Certificate. This can be useful when applying for tax exemption or to obtain an age-related Registration Mark. For a full list of the marques we can provide Heritage Certificates for please click here.

The Archive also contains an extensive photographic collection of over one million original negatives and transparencies as well as original film footage from the 1930s to the 1980s. To find out more about our film and picture library click here.