The British Motor Museum is operated by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, a registered 'not for profit' educational charity. The aims of the Trust are:

  • To collect, preserve and display for the benefit of the nation vehicles, artefacts and records on the history of the British motor industry and to develop the British Motor Museum as one of the world’s outstanding motor museums
  • To deliver elements of the National Curriculum, in particular the History of Transport in Britain and Road Safety, to school children throughout the UK

The British Motor Industry Heritage Centre Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and operates a number of commercial activities including a large conference centre. All profits generated from commercial activities are donated directly to the Trust. Companies choosing to use the conference facilities are therefore contributing directly to the sustainability of the Trust and its aims for future generations. 

British Motor Museum and the Local Community

The centre employs 130 staff, many of whom are drawn from the local community. Wherever possible the British Motor Museum assists the local community – for example it:

  • Hosts quarterly community liaison meetings attended by all local parish councils and representative bodies
  • Assists local charitable/community events by the loan of historic vehicles from the Trust’s collection, hospitality equipment and resources and the donation of prizes

British Motor Museum and the Environment

The British Motor Museum recognises that its operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environment. The management are committed to continuous improvement of environmental performance. Examples of the commitment to keep the impact on the environment to a minimum are given below.

Resource consumption improvements

  • Installation of a modern, more efficient air conditioning chiller plant, reducing electricity consumption
  • Gas supply changed from LPG gas delivered by road to natural gas supplied via pipeline, saving delivery emissions
  • Water reduction – waterless urinal and sensor taps
  • Electricity reduction – LED lighting, low energy hand dryers
  • 120sqm PV Array (Solar Panals) on the Collections Centre building
  • Main kitchen refitted with state of the art low energy consumption ovens and refrigeration equipment


  • Extensive recycling programme – we recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal and all our food waste goes to make biofuel

Waste disposal

  • The British Motor Museum aims to minimise all waste streams and whenever possible recycle materials. All waste is monitored and disposed of using safe and responsible methods
  • All green waste is separated and composted on site or disposed of via a 'Green Waste' land fill site

Supply chain improvements

  • British Motor Museum endeavours to source all consumable products from local, quality suppliers
  • An in-house bottling plant has been installed to provide sparkling and still filtered table water utilising reusable glass bottles. This process removes transportation and waste from the provision of table water at the British Motor Museum
  • All coffee used at the British Motor Museum comes from Fair Trade sources

Download a hard copy of our CSR policy here.