FAQs

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

General Visitors

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What is included in the admission price?

Entrance into the Museum, a guided tour, entrance into the Collections Centre, and access to the Café and Gift Shop. On show days you may be charged a different admission price to include entrance into the grounds, the Show, the Museum and the Collections Centre.

When can I use my Gift Aid return ticket?

You can use your Gift Aid ticket on any day except the 5 Special Show Days (see Gift Aid information page to see which dates are excluded) as many times as you like for 12 months from the issue date, date of your original visit. These tickets cannot be transferred, the person that gift aided and signed the original ticket must be present.

Do I have to book in advance or can I just turn up?

No, you do not have to book in advance. You can just turn up and pay on the day. However you can buy tickets in advance, and for popular shows we recommend you book your tickets in advance as there are often advanced ticket discounts available. 

To book your tickets in advance click Museum Tickets or Show Tickets.

Can I use the Cafe without purchasing tickets for the Museum?

Sorry, only Museum visitors are able to use the Cafe.

However, it may be possible to pre-arrange group catering in the Cafe, without a Museum visit. Please email enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk 

How long would you recommend for a visit?

To make the most of your visit to the Museum and Collections Centre we would recommend 3 - 4 hours. However, for those wanting to take advantage of the family activities or a Museum tour, you may require longer.

Is there free parking?

Yes, there is ample free parking including space for coaches, motor homes and designated blue badge holder spaces.

What time do the guided tours start/finish?

Guided tours of the Museum run daily at 11.15am and 2.15pm and depart from the Museum Pay Desk.

What vehicles do you have on display?

We have a wide range of British vehicles on display, please visit our Collections pages  to see a full list.

Can I pay by card and is there a minimum spend?

Yes, you can pay by card however there is a £5 minimum spend.

Do you cater for vegetarian and gluten-free diets?

Our on-site Cafe has a range of hot and cold meals. There is always a vegetarian and a gluten-free option of the hot and cold menu available upon request. The British Motor Museum is fully compliant with the 2014 Food Standards Agency allergen requirements. We have detailed ingredient and allergen information on all our food products for the key 14 allergens identified by the Food Standards Agency. These are available to view in the Café, or you can speak to one of our ‘Allergen Champions’ alternatively you can take a look online before you visit. British Motor Museum Allergen Information click here.

Am I allowed to take photographs?

We allow visitors to take photographs for their own personal use. For any commercial use please contact our Press department before you visit.

e: press@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Are dogs allowed?

With the exception of guide /assistance dogs, we regret that pets are not permitted anywhere in the Museum or Collections Centre. Dogs are however permitted in the grounds where most special show days take place, but must at all times be kept on a lead not exceeding 3 metres. Owners are required to clear up after their pets and dispose of any waste in a sealed bag. Dogs should not be left in hot or unventilated cars.

Family Visitors

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Is there much for children to do?

Children can get interactive with some of the exhibits. Activity sheets and themed trails are available and younger visitors can cruise along in one of our push along cars. There are extra workshops to entertain the whole family during Warwickshire school holidays and there is a programme of family events throughout the year. Check out of family pages to find out more.

Where are the baby changing facilities?

They are located in the disabled toilet alongside the other public toilets on the ground floor of the Museum, just behind the escalators/lift.

Can children visit unaccompanied?

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do you have children's menus?

Yes, children can have a smaller portion of the daily special at a cheaper price or there are children’s lunch boxes and chicken nuggets and pizza served with chips is also available.

Are you a Blue Peter badge attraction?

Blue Peter Badge holders (between 6-15 years old) can enter for free when accompanied by an adult who is entering using an adult or family ticket. Please bring the badge and ID card. For full terms and conditions please visit our attraction page on Blue Peter website.

Group Visitors

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Do I get a discount for visiting as a group?

We offer a discounted rate for groups of 12 or more. Please contact our Groups Executive to discuss your visit further;

e: groups@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or t: 01926 645032

Can I bring my car club?

The British Motor Museum is a great and unique venue for Car Clubs, with a range of facilities to meet your club needs. See our visiting as a car club page for more information or contact our Clubs and Rallies Co-ordinator to discuss your visit e: clubs@britishmotormuseum.co.uk t: 01926 645029

Do you offer benefits for coach drivers?

Yes we do, please contact our Groups Co-ordinator to discuss what is available;

e: groups@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or t: 01926 645032

Accessibility at the British Motor Museum

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Do you have wheelchairs?

We provide wheelchairs for public use (please book before visiting, call 01926 641188). The Museum is fully accessible to less able visitors.

 

Do you offer free or discounted admission for dedicated assistants or carers?

Accompanying carers can gain free access to the Museum.

 

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