Famous car museums

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

The Beaulieu National Motor Museum is situated in the picturesque New Forest. The museum has a collection of more than 250 cars, which date back to the early days of motoring right up to the present day. Famous vehicles that can be seen in the collection include Bluebird, which broke the land speed record, and the Reliant Regal, which was used by the Trotter family in British comedy classic, Only Fools And Horses.

Lakeland Motor Museum

Based in Cumbria, the Lakeland Motor Museum has around 30,000 exhibits, which have been collected over several decades. It also boasts one of the largest museum collections of automobilia in Britain. The Lakeland Motor Museum’s collection is very diverse, and ranges from pedal cars to futuristic cars, while motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles are also exhibited. There’s a a recreation of a 1920s garage, too.

The Heritage Motor Centre Museum

One of the most notable collections at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire, is its collection of Jaguar sports and racing cars. The collection ranges from pre-WWII up to a 2002 Formula One racing car. A unique feature at the museum is the Time Road, where visitors can walk along a road of cars from different eras. The cars are then complemented by music and memorable events from the eras that they represent.