The People's 50

Scouts Group at the British Motor Museum

The People’s 50 has evolved through community projects that have taken place at the Museum this year. Local people including ex motor industry employees, volunteers and youth  groups have had the opportunity to talk about, and in some cases donate, objects or ‘motoring treasures’  they feel represent an important part of the story of the motor industry. Some objects chosen also hold great personal significance.

Fifty objects chosen by local people will be displayed in rotation over the coming year. A blog will also be featured on the Museum website recording memories and contributions.

Information about each object can be found in the folder by the case. You can also look at images from our project on the screen.

We hope you enjoy exploring the ‘The People’s 50’ and maybe it will help to bring back some British motoring memories of your own!

We've completed the People's 50!
21 March 2018

 The final round of objects to complete our People’s 50 project have been installed.

My Motoring Treassures
27 February 2018

Gathering the final few objects for the People’s 50 Motoring Treasures project.

New contributions of family motoring memories
06 February 2018

Have a look at the latest contribution to the People's 50...

We've reached object number 38...
08 January 2018

We’ve reached object number 38...


An intriguing contribution from Ruth Tuckwell, Oxford.
03 October 2017

The next stage of our People’s 50 exhibition.

Half way point
31 July 2017

Nearly all of the new objects and stories for the next stage of the exhibition are ready for display with their...

Exhibition is now open
11 July 2017

We’ve had a couple of visits from our first contributors to the Arts Council funded People’s 50...

Setting up the Peoples 50
Exhibition installation
19 May 2017

Work begins on adding the first 'Motoring Treasures' to the People's 50 exhibit.

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