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Museum Roundup - Spring 2024


What’s been happening in the Museum this Spring?

1. Herbert Austin’s Office

Taken from the Longbridge site back in 2021, we were thrilled to announce that on 7 March the reconstructed Herbert Austin’s Office was opened to the public. Complete with the original fixtures and fittings, it’s now on display in the Museum alongside the office of his contemporary and rival William Morris. Hopefully many of you attended our special Members preview evening.

2. Updates on the MGs

After taking on a significant loan from MG in December 2023, the first four of eight cars
have made their way through the Workshop: the 1995 MGF number 1, 2002 MG RDX60
concept, the MG TF GT and 1997 Mini Hot Rod. Some can even be seen in the Museum
The next few cars have made their way into the Workshop too, including some of the MG
PR prototypes.

3. Ford Collection

And just in time for February Half-Term the Museum saw a host of Fords arriving. Eight new Fords arrived on site and the will remain on display in the main entrance gallery for the next few months. There is more information in the Online Collections. 


Clockwise from top left: 1961 Ford Zodiac Mk II, 1973 Ford Capri Ferguson 4x4, 1993 Ford Escort RS Mk V Cosworth World Rally Championship, 1988 Ford Fiesta Mk II XR2, 1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth Mk II

4. Changing Places Toilet

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of a Changing Places Toilet in the Museum Rotunda, thanks to grant funding provided by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities with support from Stratford on Avon District Council in association with Muscular Dystrophy UK.