Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The museum has an impressive collection of over 100 historic and classic cars, as well as lorries, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, a large selection of vehicle manuals and other archive material, as well as a large collection of motor memorabilia. The museum also operates a wedding and special occasion historic car hire fleet. There is a small cafe on site offering hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Yvonne S
    Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect morning out
    This was a jem of a place and my 5 year old grandson had an amazing morning here. the staff couldn't have been more friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our grandson was thrilled to be allowed to sit in the Fire engine and his face really lit up when the bell was rung. he enjoyed searching for the teddies and ticking them off his sheet, they were hidden but not so well that he couldn't find them himself. Unfortunatlety the prize for finding them all was a lolly which he is not allowed (by his parents) but he accepted it with a smile and gave it to us when we got out of the building. He was able to buy a small car with his own money, a bargain at £2 which really added to his enjoyment.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Storyteller542524
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but interesting
    Very interesting Museum, if you like old cars, there are also a few old motorbikes and some displays of model cars and trucks. Its not a large museum, but its takes according to your interests about an hour to two to go round. The staff are all volunteers and are very friendly and helpful. There are a few refreshments available too, clean toilets. Well signposted from Calne.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Marc W
    Bracknell, United Kingdom138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little known Motor Museum In Wiltshire
    I only discovered the existence of this place this year, it certainly doesn't get the publicity of the larger museums but it's a great collection that's bigger than you might expect. It's based in a residential area, a throwback from it's roots as a private collection. When you arrive, you drive past a bungalow to the car park with the museum buildings behind. The entrance is in the main largest building and then there are further buildings either side, all accessed internally. The collection concentrates on the sorts of cars you'd find on the roads of the UK but also features some other interesting cars from around the world, some are cars you won't find anywhere else. There are also a few commercial vehicles and quite a big collection of motorbikes and other two wheeled machines. They also have a decent sized model collection. Some of the more luxurious cars can be rented out for weddings. The volunteer staff are friendly and helpful and it's a great place to spend time if you have any kind of interest in cars and road transport. I would recommend a visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 2023
  • amber h
    Wiltshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you for a great experience!
    I took my severely sight impaired husband to the Atwell Wilson museum for his birthday. I made contact with the team in advance and they really pulled out all the stops to give him a great experience. The tour guide was fabulous and very knowledgeable. The team that run the museum clearly do really care about giving a great experience to all visitors. This is a great small museum with a really good selection of classic cars, motorbikes and automotive memorabilia. There was also a cafe area with a good selection of drinks and snacks. Thank you to the team!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 March 2024
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Steve W
Reading, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a surprisingly large museum with a great collection of classic and vintage cares. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I'll definitely return again.
Written 31 March 2024
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Andy C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had a great few hours wandering around the buildings. I found all the volunteers to be very friendly and passionate about the vehicles, motor bikes and displays.
Written 1 March 2024
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amber h
Wiltshire, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I took my severely sight impaired husband to the Atwell Wilson museum for his birthday. I made contact with the team in advance and they really pulled out all the stops to give him a great experience. The tour guide was fabulous and very knowledgeable.
The team that run the museum clearly do really care about giving a great experience to all visitors.
This is a great small museum with a really good selection of classic cars, motorbikes and automotive memorabilia.
There was also a cafe area with a good selection of drinks and snacks.
Thank you to the team!
Written 1 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marc W
Bracknell, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I only discovered the existence of this place this year, it certainly doesn't get the publicity of the larger museums but it's a great collection that's bigger than you might expect.

It's based in a residential area, a throwback from it's roots as a private collection. When you arrive, you drive past a bungalow to the car park with the museum buildings behind.

The entrance is in the main largest building and then there are further buildings either side, all accessed internally. The collection concentrates on the sorts of cars you'd find on the roads of the UK but also features some other interesting cars from around the world, some are cars you won't find anywhere else. There are also a few commercial vehicles and quite a big collection of motorbikes and other two wheeled machines. They also have a decent sized model collection.

Some of the more luxurious cars can be rented out for weddings.

The volunteer staff are friendly and helpful and it's a great place to spend time if you have any kind of interest in cars and road transport. I would recommend a visit.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gary w
Cirencester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Small museum with good eclectic motoring memorabilia and vehicles with ample parking and no need to book, I thought it was very interesting especially all the hand built model Lorries
Written 16 October 2023
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janebL3206UK
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lovely visit to this collection of vehicles. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the vehicles & models which are very well exhibited. Great model vehicles too. Staff are very friendly & welcoming.
Written 18 September 2023
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Storyteller542524
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very interesting Museum, if you like old cars, there are also a few old motorbikes and some displays of model cars and trucks.

Its not a large museum, but its takes according to your interests about an hour to two to go round. The staff are all volunteers and are very friendly and helpful.
There are a few refreshments available too, clean toilets.
Well signposted from Calne.

Written 31 August 2023
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CBR
171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Easy to find museum. Friendly welcome. Great collection of cars in good condition. Nicely presented. A manageable building. Refreshments available on site.
Written 25 August 2023
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yannford
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If you like old cars, then this is for you! Fantastic collection now run by volunteers who are pleasant and helpful. Felt a little bit old when I saw a car my Dad had during the 1990s, which is on display!? Anyhow, we all enjoyed our visit and was a useful place for a leg stretch before moving onto other tourist attractions. Worth a visit!
Written 17 August 2023
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Maarten v
Zeeland, The Netherlands187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Nice little museum with good and nice collection. Very frindly volunteer staff. They have a new entrance and they continually improve the museum. Great for a few hours.
Written 22 July 2023
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