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.

Travelling by car

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. 


If you're travelling from out of the area, the nearest rail stations are Leamington Spa & Banbury.

If you're planning to cycle from nearby, plan your route using the Cycle Streets website here.

The British Motor Museum has a bike park on the gravel parking area around the back of the main Museum building. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

There are six charging points to the rear of the Museum visitor car park, two of which have a 22kw charging socket and the rest have 7kw charging sockets. There are four charging points at the Conference Entrance located at the back of the Museum building, each with 7kw charging sockets. You can charge your electric vehicle using the Shell Recharge Solutions app or ad-hoc using a QR code on each of the EV stations.

Charging Costs

For best value use the Shell Recharge app. For ad-hoc charging, there may be a small surcharge in addition to the regular charging tariff.  Always check that you are happy with the charging tariff before you begin.

Download the Shell Recharge App below:

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 Kenilworth and Kineton - (No. X77). 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 Exhibitors & 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. Campers must comply with the campsite rules, tap here to see them.

- 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.