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  • THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM REOPENS

    THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM REOPENS

    Matt Bell on 15th July 2020

    The British Motor Museum reopened its doors to visitors for the first time since March on Saturday (July 4), having received its 'Good to Go' industry standard mark from Visit England.

  • BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SHOWS UPDATE

    BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SHOWS UPDATE

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2020

    The ongoing impact of Covid-19 has affected a number of the British Motor Museum shows, with the temporary closure of the museum. Here are some of the latest updates from the BMM. 

  • RECORD-BREAKING TR2 PROTOTYPE FUTURE SECURED

    RECORD-BREAKING TR2 PROTOTYPE FUTURE SECURED

    Jeff Ruggles on 24th March 2020

    An iconic Triumph TR2 prototype that broke a land speed record in 1953 has seen its future secured thanks to a £250,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund grant (NHMF).

  • BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SPRING WORKSHOPS

    BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SPRING WORKSHOPS

    Matt Bell on 20th January 2020

    For those who fancy learning a new skill this spring, the British Motor Museum’s motoring-related workshops in March, April and May could offer the perfect opportunity.

  • CLASSIC CAR LOAN PROJECT 2020

    CLASSIC CAR LOAN PROJECT 2020

    Matt Bell on 8th October 2019

    The Classic Car Loan Project 2020 is gearing up for its fourth year, with 15 cars on offer to younger enthusiasts to borrow for the year, free of charge.

  • BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM THROWBACK EVENING

    BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM THROWBACK EVENING

    Matt Bell on 7th October 2019

    The British Motor Museum is offering an alternative to the traditional Halloween activities by taking part in ‘Museums at Night’ – a bi-annual national festival funded by Arts Council England.

  • FIRST MINI RETURNS HOME, 60 YEARS ON

    FIRST MINI RETURNS HOME, 60 YEARS ON

    Matt Bell on 2nd July 2019

    The very first production Mini, 621 AOK, was returned to its Cowley birthplace for MINI Plant Oxford’s Drive in Day event on June 14.

  • MUSEUM NOMINATED FOR AWARD

    MUSEUM NOMINATED FOR AWARD

    Matt Bell on 29th March 2019

    The British Motor Museum at Gaydon has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 European Museum of the Year (EMYA) Award.

  • MUSEUM RECEIVES SUPER DONATION

    MUSEUM RECEIVES SUPER DONATION

    Glenn Rowswell on 22nd October 2018

    One of the final Ford Anglias to be registered has been kindly donated to the British Motor Museum by Chris and Michael Gates...

  • £30K GRANT FOR HERITAGE ARCHIVE

    £30K GRANT FOR HERITAGE ARCHIVE

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th July 2018

    The Archive of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, housed at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, comprises the most significant body of material relating to the social, industrial and product history of the British motor industry in existence, so you can imagine their delight when the Trust received news that its application for funding from the ‘Archives Revealed’ cataloguing programme has been successful...

  • AUSTIN 3-LITRE OC 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    AUSTIN 3-LITRE OC 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th September 2017

    The Austin 3 Litre Owners’ club held its 50th anniversary celebration of the model’s launch at the British Motor Museum’s BMC/BL Day. ..

  • CLASSIC VIRGINS EXPERIENCE DAY REVIEW

    CLASSIC VIRGINS EXPERIENCE DAY REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 26th May 2017

    April saw the return of the popular Classic Virgins Experience Day at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Classic Worlds’s Rachel Dyke went along for the day to brush up on her workshop skills...