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“Great Day Out!”

British Motor Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Gaydon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars the British Motor Museum has over 300 vehicles on display spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras. With a selection of interactive exhibitions and family activities, the museum is ideal for both families and enthusiasts alike. Situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire just off junction 12 of the M40.
Reviewed 13 May 2015

If you are of a certain age, or have an interest in the early years or motor production in this Country, you couldn't have a more enjoyable and informative day out than at the HMC. The staff were helpful and friendly and facilities included a light airy cafeteria selling an excellent range of hot and cold food and drink. In addition to all this there is the Land Rover Experience offering the chance to ride or drive on the off road obstacle course.
Excellent value and the price includes re-admission until the of the year.
Will definitely come back. Thanks to everyone at HMC.

Thank Leigh G
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

This is the first time I have been back to Gaydon in 8 years as I now live abroad. For the first time I took the opportunity of tagging onto a guided tour. This was most enlightening as it explained several things that had missed on the many previous visits. The exhibits are still mainly from the BLMC group of companies as it was Rover who set up the museum originally and subsequent companies like Ford, BMW etc were loathe to leave their own cars there when they sold the company on. Hopefully now they are a charitable trust in their own right other companies will start to donate or loan the museum some exhibits. Even so, only about half their exhibits are on show due to lack of room, so the exhibits are regularly changed over. There is now a building programme going on and once completed the whole display can shown.
The staff were were first class, and very welcoming.
I will certainly call in again when I am back in the country.

Thank Drew E
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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Easily accessible off Junction 12, M40. A large open landscaped site with ample car parking and an impressive museum building. The main body of the display is on the ground floor. There is a cafe/restaurant, toilets, and conference facilities on the upper floor. (Serviced by lifts and escalators).

The exhibits mainly span the period from the birth of UK motoring through to the demise of Austin Rover with a number of more modern exhibits and styling exercises principally from Jaguar Landrover. There are many examples of "why didn't they build that" and some beautiful examples from bygone British manufacturers.

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Had a great walk round this well organised centre, was really pleased to see it so well laid out with exhibits having a good A4 sheet of explanation. Some of the Land Rover vehicles were interesting, one a Pink Panther SAS set up, another used in the film Skyfall. A decent well stocked shop was worth a browse but didn't buy anything. The cafe was good and clean with decent food and served efficiently despite there being a lot of people there. A great place to visit for a bit of history. One day I will return and do the Land Rover Experience...

Thank andyredz
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

Even though I was the only visitor wanting the ( free ) 2.15 guided tour , it still went ahead. All the staff that I spoke to were very helpful and accommodating. There is a small area of interactive exhibits for the children but I think that very young children may get bored quite quickly. I am very glad that I visited this attraction and will certainly be returning as a did not see everything despite spending four hours there.

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