Various Vehicle Museums
(recommended by members)

Old Timer Museum
Near Ypres in Belgium a collection of 95 cars from 1899 to the 1970s plus about 25 old motorcycles and
many other "old" itemswhich the owner seems to be collecting. Perhaps not a museum you would visit unless
you were in the area but if you are it is well worth the trip. Entry price at 2015 was €8.
British Commercial Vehicle Museum
At Leyland Lancashire, the UK's finest display of historic trucks, buses and steam driven vehicles.
Entrance at 2015 was £6.50.
Museum of Transport
At Cheetham, Manchester, the story of Greater Manchester's public road transport.
As at 2015 only a nominal entrance charge was made.
Lakeland Motor Museum
At Windermere in the Lake District, incorporating the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition.
Entrance at 2015 was £8.00.
Beaulieu, National Moror Museum
At Beaulieu near Bournemouth, "so much more than a motor museum".
Entrance at 2015 was £24.00 (£23.00 seniors) on the day £18.00 (£17.00 seniors) in advance.
Coventry Transport Museum
At Coventry City Centre, open 10am to 5pm daily (except 24-25 December and 1 January).
And the best thing? Its absolutely free.
Llangollen Motor Museum
LLangollen motor museum is located about a mile out of the town on the road behind the steam train station as
signposted. It is run by a very enthusiastic 'hands on' chap. You enter through a shop area and then into an
area selling numerous parts for vehicles. The museum has an reference library and a super display of cars,
motor bikes, mopeds, vehicular toys and memorabilia. All displays are easy to see and some as loaned/given
and others restored.
Haynes Motor Museum
The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes
from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the
Jaguar XJ220. Located at Sparkford near Yeovil, just off the A303 and 30 minutes from junction 25 of the M5.
Morgan Factory and Museum
Take the 2 hour factory tour and see first hand how the Morgan cars are hand built, followed by a tour of the museum. Based at Malvern near Worcester, well worth a visit by any car enthusiast.
Cost £15.00 pp no concessions book in advance.
Glasgow Museum of Transport
Make sure you go to the new riverside venue, easily accessible on the open top bus tour. Free entry.A great
display of all forms of transport but cars and bikes not easily viewed as they are cantilevered on a wall or
on a ramp at a distance. First Imp on display.Many shop settings with vehicular toys etc. Good shop and cafe.
Malta Classic Car Collection
If you holiday in Malta which is like a Classic museum in itself due to the number of Classics on the road in daily use, a visit to the Museum is an absolute must. The vehicles on display are amazing, well worth the 8.50 Euro entry but take care the opening hours are strange - check before you go.
AVRO Heritage Museum
Not a vehicle museum but a local "transport" museum which I felt we should support. Very interesting especially for those who rememebr the test Vulcans being flown over the area, you can even sit in a Vulcan cockpit! Open Friday Saturday and Sunday 10:00 till 16:00 and there is a very nice cafe with wonderful views.
Entry is £8 and £6 for concessions plus £1 for the Vulcan cockpit experience.
British Motor Museum
Well worth a visit, open seven days a week just south of Warwick off the M40.
Entry £14, concessions £12.
Gosford Classic Car Museum
Ok this is a little tongue in cheek as the museum is just north of Sydney Australia, but if you ever have the chance to visit its reputed to be the largest car museum in Australia and possibly the southern hemesphere with 527 cars and 35 bikes and they are ALL FOR SALE!
I'm lucky because a cousin lives less than a mile away from the museum so guess where I'm going next time we visit!
North West Museum of Road Transport
All sorts of vehicles including a number of buses and emergency service vehicles. Open Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (except Good Friday) Hall Street, St Helens.
Entry £4.25, concessions £3.25.
London Science Museum
If you are visiting London a visit to the Science Museum should be on your agenda and you can enjoy it having sent "err indoors" over the road to the V&A! Easy to find and entry is free. On display are a lot of steam engines and to my delight the Rover Jet car is back on show which I first saw in about 1957. They also have a display of 'first' classics and the Tim Peake re-entry space module.
Museum of Speed
Whilst in South Wales we went to the Museum of Speed at Pendine sands where 'Babs' is.
The museum of speed can be found at Pendine Sands near Tenby, South Wales. The restored 'Babs' car is there in which Parry Thomas lost his life and the car was buried in the sand in his memory and raised and restored a few years ago. Only the car and a few motor-cycles are exhibited but the history of how the car came to be, and details of many previous owners are very well documented and an excellent film can be seen.
Entry £2.00

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