It’s hard to believe but we have more car museums in the UK than in Italy and Germany. Yes, you read that right. This same fact is something that poses an issue. If there are so many car museums how do you decide which to go to and which is worth your time. Well worry not, at carbuyertom.com we have done all the research for you, and have decided on the top three car museums in the UK. The list below is in no particular order. So without further ado, let’s get started;
Beaulieu National Motor Museum.
This museum is a great all-rounder, in that it’s got something that will interest everyone from the hard core classic car enthusiast all the way through to someone with just a vague and passing interest in cars, which is why we highly recommend this museum for families. Notable exhibits include record breaking cars, cars that have appeared in popular movies as well as Formula One winning vehicles.
At £20.00 for adults and £9.95 for kids (aged 5-12) it’s not the cheapest museum on the list but it’s one sure to keep the whole family entertained. It’s open every day from 10 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. The museum is located in Brockenhurst in Hampshire. Further details can be found on their site beaulieu.co.uk.
Haynes International Motor Museum.
Haynes is a name that should ring a bell with any motor enthusiast. We’d say this one is more for car fans than families, unless you have a family of car fans that is. It’s one of the UK’s biggest motor museums housing over 400 cars and bikes. So, yea, it’s a whole day visit.
It’s said that the Haynes Museum provides one of the most complete and accurate representations of the motor industry from the 1800’s to the modern day. Notable exhibits include “The American Collection” and the recently reopened “Vroom Room” showcasing some of the finest supercars in the world. However, it would be a crime to talk about the Haynes without mentioning The Red Room though. It’s one of Haynes’s most iconic rooms featuring a huge showcase of red racers including those driven by Micheal Schumacher, as well as an array of gleaming red supercars.
Haynes is located in Sparkford, Somerset. Entry is £10.95 for adults and £5.95 for children. Further details can be found on haynesmotormuseum.com.
Heritage Motor Centre.
This is another huge motor museum but one that has a distinct focus on British brands. It is said to have the biggest permanent collection of British cars anywhere in the world. But with over 300 cars to see there is much more than just British motors to gawp at. The museum got a large cash injection in 2007 so looks even more spectacular than ever.
The museum is located in Gaydon in Warwickshire and costs £12 for adults and £8 for kids (between 5-16). It’s open 10am to 5pm every day. More details can be found on heritage-motor-centre.co.uk.
So whether you are a classic car nut, a supercar fanatic or just have a general interest and appreciation in cars then there is at least one museum that would suit you from our list above. I hope this article helps you in deciding which one to visit or maybe it’s persuaded you to go and visit all three.