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London Motor Museum
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Hayes
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Owner description: London Motor Museum. The London Motor Museum located in Hayes, Greater London, is home to one of the largest collections of both classic and custom automobiles in Europe (the number may have risen since you have read this paragraph. The Museum has over 200 of the finest collectables including a 1937 Auburn Speedster, a 1967 'Eleanor' GT500 and a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr with over £155,000 worth of customisation. The London Motor Museum is truly remarkable.More than just classic cars the London Motor Museum boasts a wide range of unique vehicles and exhibitions, ranging from the 1930's to the present day. Exhibits include The Movie Car Section, The Bat-Cave (home to both the 1966 and 1989 Batmobile), Muscle Car Alley, The Supercar Paddock (home to some of the fastest cars in the world), and much more. As well as boasting a diverse collection the museum also has fantastic facilities including a café and a gift shop. You can also enjoy a film or documentary in our 24-seat cinema room. If all that has given you an appetite, you can enjoy a freshly made Burger and delicious milkshake in our unique Burger Bus which has a diner area in the top deck. The London Motor Museum is a great day out and we promise that you will have great time. Prices Standard Online Price Annual Membership Adult £30.00 £22.50 £75.00Child £20.00 £15.00 £40.00Student £20.00 £15.00 £50.00Senior £20.00 £15.00 £50.00Family £75.00 £56.25 £110.00
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We were greeted by the owner ELO on our arrival, which was quite unexpected. He shown us to the museum cinema were we watched the history of Bugatti, Rolls &Royce and Bentley. The collection was very impressive, taking in consideration that museum only 10 years old. The range of very interesting vehicles could be seeing while they were restored in the workshop, which was a bonus.

1  Thank Natallia1808
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

My wife bought a family ticket via Groupon as a anniversary surprise. The outside gives you a taste of things to come. Old 90s beat up New York Taxi with flat tyres. Staff were extremely miserable, like how dare we bother them with our entry ticket. We then got our list of DON'TS. What they didn't say but implied is don't enjoy yourself. As we entered with our 3.5 & 5.5 year olds you are greeted with a row of Sinclair C5s, what do children want to do? Oh but you can't. Fake Porsches, sacrilegous Ferraris with the wrong pimp wheels in fact there was a Ferrari F40 imposter that wasn't even finished with lights missing, judging by the 80/90s interior and centre console it was likely a Pontiac Fiero or MR2 with an illegalish body kit. You can't enjoy a museum if all you are doing is running after your kids telling them not to touch anything. Why tease them with a fleet of broken MINI electric ride on cars that they can't touch. The few good things could not be enjoyed when you've got a kicking a screaming child you are trying to console. Keywords: Fake, Unfriendly, Unfair, Amateur, Unwelcoming, Tacky, Extremely Dissapointing. If you really do want to have a laugh go to the Batcave, cotton webs, an old tv, clock radio, cassette player and cardboard cut out bat on selotape - A Batcave does not make. Think Blue Peter on Crack.

8  Thank M O
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Fortunately we had Groupon vouchers which cost us only £4 each but the journey down was a nightmare and took almost 2 hours and to add insult to injury they wanted £10 for the privilege of parking in their pocket handkerchief 'carpark'. My husband is a great fan of anything with an engine - he restores classic cars for fun! so I thought this would be a nice day out for him. Wrong. If you like hot rods, 'muscle' and American cars, you may enjoy it, but you're not allowed to touch the vehicles and the engines are not on display. Many of the exhibits are in poor condition too. They have a coffee bar which serves soft drinks, coffee, muffins, crisps and assorted small cakes. Don't go on a Monday because it's their 'quiet' day and they don't get a sandwich delivery. We didn't find anywhere within easy walking distance to get lunch so we didn't stay very long. They do allow you to eat your own food on the premises but you have to buy £2.65 worth of stuff from the coffee bar.

4  Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

You Can't go wrong taking Two car fanatics, aged 4 And 12, To this museum.
Even Me And my partner left with cars on the brain.
Some beautiful models And wonderful Turbo engines I hadn't seen before!!
We enJoyed seeing The cars from the films Too.
My little Boy especially liked The boat car And The James Bond underwater one. My eldest Son is already saving for one!!
We only stayed for about 1 1/2 hrs as there was little activities To do but look at The cars.
The bat cave was also Fun, also The car with table football!!
The cafe And shop were basic, so we headed elsewhere for Lunch.
All in all, We would have felt totally ripped off had we paid The full price of £75. We paid £19 with a group on voucher, this was about OK.

1  Thank PaulMarc
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We took advantage of a Groupon offer. Their normal entry is £30 each! Even a 2 for one Groupon made it nearly £12 each which is more expensive than most other attractions of this sort. There is nowhere to park nearby, the residential roads have yellow lines, the nearby Hayes station car park (at £1.90) was full but there was a single space outside the museum. They charged me £10 for two hours in this space. Combined with the entry this was beginning to feel like a rip off. Verbal warnings not to touch anything, signs everywhere telling you what not to do made this feel like a miserable school trip, not a motoring memorabilia day out.

Most exhibits were poorly signed, not much information what was what and where it came from. The owners connection with the celebrity and footballing world was apparent. Many of the cars had been "kustomised" out of the bounds of good taste. Lots of quirky things to see but better signage and a reasonable entry would get more people through the door. As it was, we felt like we'd wandered round a car scrap yard whilst subsidising the rent on the plot.

If you're into slick paint jobs and American gas guzzlers, it's worth a visit. If you're interested in motoring history, there are better, and cheaper places to go.

4  Thank SphereHopper
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