The Bubblecar Museum
The Bubblecar Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
About
Open every Friday/Saturday /Sunday and Bankholidays This is collection of over 50 1950/60s microcars and scooters, archive material Plus loads of memorabilia and 1950's shops that take you down memory lane. We also have a tearooms with homemade goodies, a gift shop with lots of toys you thought you had forgotten and a campsite. Whats not to like ?
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  • Dilly4472
    Spilsby, United Kingdom853 contributions
    Nostalgia at its best!
    A very nostalgic museum. The cars were great but we enjoyed all the other memorabilia more!!! Fantastic to see the old toys, games, household items, etc. Good to visit somewhere with a reasonable entry fee though it probably reflects the fact that one wouldn’t spend a vast amount of time here. As another reviewer mentioned, it was a bit chilly (even in May) and, as many seem to comment on, the welcome also seemed slightly frosty! Usually these smaller places are really friendly and welcoming but this didn’t seem to quite have the right vibe. We bought the £1 guide once we realised there was no information on the exhibits, but ours was stapled together in the wrong order which proved very frustrating!!! We didn’t try the tearoom as unfortunately it didn’t seem too appealing.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Chris Hooper
    2 contributions
    Nostalgia for motorists
    Small but crammed with motoring memorabilia. Small cars, motorbikes, and many items which us oldies had long forgotten about. I would go again. The cafe was clean and welcoming and the coffee excellent
    Visited June 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Johnswife1806
    Cinderford, United Kingdom59 contributions
    What a find!
    On a wet day we decided to visit the Bubblecar museum, only £4 per adult. There is a cafe are and decided to have some lunch before looking around. The prices are very reasonable and would have paid more. I had a thick carrot and coriander soup (which came with a large slab of cheese)and my husband had the ploughman’s. A basket of sliced bread and large pot of tea for two. I loved the car museum and the recreated rooms brought back so many memories. In cabinets around the side are other collections of toys, China, clothes, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners etc. Highly recommend this place to visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Bob G
    1 contribution
    Great Visit
    A most enjoyable if brief visit today to view a fascinating collection. Lovely welcoming staff and very reasonably priced snacks. Special thanks for the Messerschmitt driving experience. Brilliant fun and highly recommended. Must return with ther other half.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Maria N
    Lancaster, United Kingdom19 contributions
    YOU SHOULD GO
    Gem of a place. A small museum, but very interesting, well worth the £4 entry. There is also other memorabilia on show from bygone days, hoovers, clocks, cameras. A kitchen and living room display. A different experience see! We ate in the cafe, we had home made soup served with bread, butter and a piece of cheese, it was delicious (£4). The prices in the cafe were very reasonable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Peter C
    Wallsend, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Good but cafe closed
    We travelled down over the bridge from Hornsea , where we were staying. The long trip was worthwhile. The museum was excellent. First thing I saw as we entered was a Trojan, exactly like the one I used to own, even to the colour. Saw a lot of cars etc that I recognised and some I did not. Well worth the £4 entry fee. Shame there is no disability lift to the upper floor. It was an effort but we managed it. Would have been 5 stars but the cafe was not open and we were looking forward to lunch. No other cafes in the area were open. Must be a Saturday thing in Lincolnshire.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
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Dave M
Saffron Walden, UK31 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A great find in a rural location, unusual museum with a number of bubblecars on display along with scooters and motorcycles also static displays of memorabilia from the '50s and '60s mainly some set in period diorama rooms. Cosy cafe and shop with very friendly staff.
Written 18 November 2023
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Sue B
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
The museum it’s self was excellent but the lady behind the counter was very rude .I asked why nobody answered the phone as was told we don’t answer the land line(why have one ) when I checked the model radio tins the biscuits were out of date and she replied “they don’t go off “ and when we asked for tea and cake we were told there is none , wow what a service!!!
Written 15 October 2023
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Peter C
Wallsend, UK6 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We travelled down over the bridge from Hornsea , where we were staying. The long trip was worthwhile. The museum was excellent. First thing I saw as we entered was a Trojan, exactly like the one I used to own, even to the colour. Saw a lot of cars etc that I recognised and some I did not. Well worth the £4 entry fee. Shame there is no disability lift to the upper floor. It was an effort but we managed it. Would have been 5 stars but the cafe was not open and we were looking forward to lunch. No other cafes in the area were open. Must be a Saturday thing in Lincolnshire.
Written 7 October 2023
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Maria N
Lancaster, UK19 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Gem of a place. A small museum, but very interesting, well worth the £4 entry. There is also other memorabilia on show from bygone days, hoovers, clocks, cameras. A kitchen and living room display. A different experience see!
We ate in the cafe, we had home made soup served with bread, butter and a piece of cheese, it was delicious (£4). The prices in the cafe were very reasonable.
Written 23 September 2023
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Bob G
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Solo
A most enjoyable if brief visit today to view a fascinating collection. Lovely welcoming staff and very reasonably priced snacks. Special thanks for the Messerschmitt driving experience. Brilliant fun and highly recommended.
Must return with ther other half.
Written 10 September 2023
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cnythia
sussex27 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very interesting for we older people who remember bubble cars. Lots more to see than expected.
We didn’t use it but there’s a cafe too.
Written 9 September 2023
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Clare H
Hadleigh, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
What a little gem this museum is! Imaginative displays and an informative but humorous guide book (leaflet) Fantastic value too.
Written 6 September 2023
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Johnswife1806
Cinderford, UK59 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
On a wet day we decided to visit the Bubblecar museum, only £4 per adult.
There is a cafe are and decided to have some lunch before looking around.
The prices are very reasonable and would have paid more. I had a thick carrot and coriander soup (which came with a large slab of cheese)and my husband had the ploughman’s. A basket of sliced bread and large pot of tea for two.
I loved the car museum and the recreated rooms brought back so many memories. In cabinets around the side are other collections of toys, China, clothes, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners etc.
Highly recommend this place to visit.
Written 16 July 2023
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Ian S
16 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Excellent small museum. The cars are displayed in original condition rather than pristine, factory fresh as a lot of museums prefer to show exhibits. So don't expect to see lots of shiny exhibits they're not here, but this adds to the charm.

The period 'shop fronts' and house rooms are fun additions and break up the car exhibits.

Upstairs in the mezzanine area are some really interesting and quirky European cars.

The cafe serves excellent snacks and at very good prices.

Museum entry fee is really low, so you can afford to take the family.

There is very little information about the exhibits so a guide is essential, but they have kept prices down, by not producing a glossy guidebook but using a home printer instead.
Written 14 July 2023
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Robert G
Grimsby, UK9 contributions
Oct 2022
Open Friday 10 am ----4 pm , Saturday , Sunday . Also Camping . Very good value as its private collection .Admission £4 adults £1 children .
Possible ride as a passenger in a Bubble Car
Fun time to be had travel back in time .

Collection of motorcycles upstairs
Shops and items from the 1950 s
So enjoyable to reflect past owner of Trojan 3 wheeler also Heinkel and isetta
sold from 1955 ---1962
Written 12 July 2023
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The Bubblecar Museum is open:
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 05:00