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10 Things Not To Miss in the Museum this Summer

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Summer is in full swing here at the British Motor Museum! To give you inspiration for your next great summer outing, our team have put their heads together and each came up with one unmissable feature at the Museum. Read on to see the Top 10, all ready for your next visit! You might rediscover an old favourite, or even find something new.

1. Take A Tour of the Museum and Collections Centre

“For me, it’s joining a guided tour because you learn something new every time“ - Claire, Marketing Manager

Check out Tour times here.

2. Discover the Grounds

“For me, its appreciating the grounds around the site and to explore the bug hotel and the various wildflowers/fauna on site“ - Zoe, Facilities Administrator

3. Book a Session in the Archive Reading Room

“The reading room because it’s a nice environment to do some research in and you can access our collection of motor literature and reference books.” - Luke, Archivist

Email history@britishmotormuseum.co.uk to make an appointment in the Reading Room.

4. The “Tunnel Mini“

“For me it’s the ‘Tunnel Mini’ - as I love the story behind it!” - Cat, Fundraising Development Manager 

Discover the story of the Tunnel Mini here.

Tunnel Mini

5. Grab a bite to eat in the Junction 12 Cafe

“The Junction 12 Cafe, because they’ve got great options to suit all dietary requirements. My favourite part is the fresh selection of homemade cakes” - James, Marketing Assistant

6. See the Offices of Herbert Austin and William Morris

“Morris’ and Austin’s Offices, which give a real insight into two of the most important men behind the motor industry.” - Stephen, Head of Collections

7. See motoring artefacts in Automobilia

“Automobilia, to see a selection of fascinating objects from the history of motoring, from signs to toys!” - Cat, Curator 

Automobilia reopens to the public on 1 July.


8. Discover the history of an industry in Making British Cars

“Making British Cars, because it’s great to see some of the social history behind the cars in the collection.” - Sam, Marketing Assistant

9. See the view from the Mezzanine

“Checking out the view from the Mezzanine floor because it’s a photo opportunity you won’t want to miss!” - Mark, Marketing Officer

Sports Cars 2022

10. Sit in the Austin 30hp Tourer

“The 1907 Austin 30hp Tourer - it’s the oldest known surviving Austin, and you can even sit in it!” - Claire, Learning and Engagement Officer

Discover the full story of the 30hp Tourer here.