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Donington Collections

| Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP, England
+44 1332 810048
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If you have an interest in racing cars or war time military vehicles this will be a place to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BARBARA G
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Came down from Scotland for a look at the F1 cars on show. Great collection of cars and you can... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Connor M
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world and now also incorporates the Wheatcroft Military Collection in the first two halls. Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Fangio and Stewart. Within the Donington Collections, the Grand Prix Collection houses the largest collection of McLaren and Williams racing cars in the world on public viewing (outside of their respective factories), and the only complete collection of Vanwalls in the world. In addition to the Grand Prix car collection, part of The Wheatcroft Collection has also gone on display at the world famous Donington Grand Prix Collection. The first hall has been transformed to hold part of the collection 'never seen before in public'. A number of World War II vehicles and motorcycles have arrived at the museum and more are expected to join these vehicles throughout the coming year. Kevin Wheatcroft, the collections founder, said "The time is right to open the doors to some of these treasures. I have been badgered for many years to show these vehicles to the public and very much look forward to adding more vehicles as each month goes by".
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP, England
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+44 1332 810048
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"military vehicles"
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"grand prix"
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"great collection"
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"on display"
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"petrol head"
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"large collection"
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"ayrton senna"
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"sherman tank"
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"red bull"
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"well worth a visit"
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"family ticket"
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"motor museum"
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"car enthusiast"
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"biggest collection"
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"gift shop"
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"excellent museum"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an interest in racing cars or war time military vehicles this will be a place to visit. You are free to wander round at your own pace and there are several places where TV footage is being shown and a comfy seat...More

Thank BARBARA G
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Came down from Scotland for a look at the F1 cars on show. Great collection of cars and you can get a proper look around them. Favourite cars have the be Hunts and Sennas. The shop is quite disappointing to be honest but you don't...More

1  Thank Connor M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visited the museum on 5th April, was very impressed with all the vehicles on show, we had a voucher for two adults but we also took my grandson, paid for him on entry with no problems. Only downside was we had traveled 2.5hours straight to...More

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here this afternoon with our car mad sons. It was £25 for a family ticket and I was a bit disappointed there was no offer of a receipt,ticket or map when I paid by contactless. The exhibits are fantastic but there was nothing...More

1  Thank Lynne1153
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I first visited this museum when it first opened in the 1970’s. It is now fantastic with informative displays and good facilities. A must visit for Ayrton Senna fans. Kevin Wheatcroft, Your Dad would be very proud.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We visited last week, really enjoyed it even though it was very cold, coat recommend in the winter. A lot larger than i expected, very well set out, plenty to read along the way which was interesting and informative. As a big F1 fan it...More

1  Thank jo j
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I took my dad here for a visit. We got a bit confused trying to get in and actually ended up in the paddock entrance but quickly drove round to the main entrance. The collection is impressive with a lot of things to see- as...More

1  Thank f1debs2014
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic collection of cars and military vehicles with lots of interesting reading along the way. Disappointed by information videos on some exhibits are out of date, gift shop lacks anything of real relevance to remember your visit by and the attached Cafe was closed at...More

1  Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A lot more military stuff than I was expecting, but a great insight into F1 and British cars. Well worth the price and the visit, but wrap up warm in winter... it’s the coldest museum I’ve ever visited!! Great cafe Nextdoor, been to a couple...More

1  Thank Nigel E
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Good collection of F1/GP cars from the 50's to 2000's and plenty of military vehicles too. I had a couple of hours to kill on a wet day - enjoyable and relaxed. Some good films running if like me you have time which normally I...More

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Opening times are on the website, and do state that the museum is open seven days a week.
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we spend two hours here with two small kids (age 3 and 6).
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We are under 65 and paid the senior rate. Don't know about vouchers.
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