Planning a family visit to the British Motor Museum? Find out everything you need to know for an inspiring day out, whatever the weather.

Explore over 300 British classic cars from our vehicle collection, take part in our themed trails, experience our touch screen exhibits and understand how a car works in our Interactive Zone. Plus our costumed guided tours give the whole family an insight to the British motor industry in a fun and relaxed way. Complement your day with a visit to the family friendly café and outdoor play area. With free parking, everything is in place for a great day out.

Every school holiday we offer a wide range of family activities.   

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Admission & Opening Times

Buy 1 day get 12 months FREE. All you need to know about how much it costs to visit the Museum.

Opening Times
Open daily 10am - 5pm
Closed: 24 Dec - 1 Jan inclusive

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The Museum

The British Motor Museum tells the fascinating story of Britain’s motor industry – the designers, the factories, the workers, the cars, the publicity and the drivers.

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Get Interactive

You and your family can get interactive and discover more about the history of the British motor industry.

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Take a seat in our Junction 12 Café and enjoy a hot or cold meal or take your pick from our selection of homemade cakes.

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Playground & Picnic Area

Enjoy a picnic while the kids let off steam in our outdoor play area.

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What's On For Families

With everything from building your own Land Rover out of paper to Drumming with car parts, there is something for all the family.

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Top Tips For Families

Indoor fun for rainy days

The British Motor Museum is perfect for a rainy day.  Our interactive trails and tours won't be ruined by a downpour!

Places for kids to dress up

Make memories in our photobooth and let the kids try out our period costumes and pose for the camera.

Push along cars

Swap your pushchairs with our push along cars located in our garages next to the Museum pay desk.


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Access & Facilities

The British Motor Museum has full disabled access and family friendly. Lifts to all levels, portable induction loop and wheelchairs are available.

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All your questions about the Museum, Collections Centre, our facilities and how to get here answered.

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Getting Here

The Museum is minutes off Junction 12 of the M40. Find out how to get here.

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