British Motor Museum 
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

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By Road


The British Motor Museum is five minutes from Junction 12 of the M40, on the B4100 near the village of Gaydon. It is signed locally with brown Motor Museum road signs. Exit the M40 at Junction 12 and turn left, following the brown Motor Museum signs. Continue for approximately 1 mile and the entrance to the British Motor Museum is on your left.

If using a Sat Nav for directions we recommend you enter the British Motor Museum as a point of interest rather than using the postcode. 

The Museum has free and ample parking for its Museum visitors. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

There are 4 charging points at the Conference Entrance and 6 charging points to the rear of the Museum visitor car park, each with 7kw charging socket, located at the back of the Museum building. You can charge your electric vehicle using the NewMotion app or ad-hoc using a QR code.

Charging Costs

You can charge your electric vehicle for 28p/kwh when using the NewMotion app.

For ad-hoc charging, there is a small surcharge of 10% in addition to the regular charging tariff above. The 10% extra costs are included in the charging fee displayed on the first screen after scanning the QR-code. Always check that you are happy with the charging tariff before you begin.

Download the NewMotion app below to benefit from our best charging rate of 28p/kwh.

For more details on ad-hoc charging, please download the NewMotion guide.

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By Rail

Our nearest mainline rail stations are at Warwick (8 miles), Leamington Spa (8 miles) and Banbury (11 miles). Taxi services are available to and from the station, or you can pre-book with our recommended supplier White House Cars – call 07854 028461.

By Bus

The regular bus service which visits the British Motor Museum operates between Leamington Spa and Fenny Compton - local bus route (no. 77). For an up-to-date timetable visit the  Johnsons website. Monday to Friday there is an additional Stagecoach service that operates from Kenilworth, via Leamington Spa to the Museum (no. X77 and X17, these are advertised on the Stagecoach timetable as buses to JLR Gaydon). For an up-to-date timetable visit the  Stagecoach website.  

By Air

Birmingham International Airport is approximately a 30-minute car/taxi journey. 


Birmingham city centre: 45 minutes
London (M25/M40): 1 hour 30 minutes
Bristol city centre: 1 hour 40 minutes
Manchester city centre (via M6 toll road): 2 hours
Leeds city centre: 2 hours 20 minutes

Show Day Site Map

We have updated our Show Day Site. Please read the information below carefully before you visit the Museum during a show.

Please click here to download a Show Day Site Map.

Information for Show Visitors

- Please follow the signs for show visitors, leading to the visitor car park
- Head to the visitor entrance and ticket office where you can buy tickets or scan your advance tickets to enter the show - you will recieve a wristband
- Please wear your wristbands at all times while on site and see the map for food, drink, facilities and buildings 

Information for Vehicle Entrants & Traders

- Please follow the signs for exhibitors and traders leading to the Northern, Southern and Eastern Arenas
- You will be directed to your display space by a member of Museum staff
- Please display your window hangers clearly and wear your wristbands at all times while on site

Information for Blue Badge Holders

- Please follow the signs for show visitors, leading to the visitor car park
- Please park in the Blue Badge parking area designated on the map
- If you require further assistance on arrival, please speak to a member of staff at the ticket office

Information for Campers

The British Motor Museum has a temporary campsite used for events. Toilets and showers are provided to use but electric hook up is not available.

- Campsite A and Campsite B have been marked on our map, please familiarise yourself with their locations
- Campsite A is accessible by following signs for exhibitors and traders
- Campsite B is accessible by following signs for show visitors
- The campsite marshal will check your tickets, please keep them handy! 



Our staff will be happy to help if you need assistance during your visit.

Find out more about facilities and accessibility.