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Motor Museums List

This section will be built over time to include a host of car & transport collections that are open to the general public, for more information about adding in your own museum, or a collection that you particularly like and believe should be featured here, please visit the main Motoring Museums page.

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
Lewes, East Sussex | The motor museum forms a part of the overall attractions at the Bentley estate. | Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
Bo'ness Motor Museum
Falkirk, Scotland | A small private collection of exhibits including a 007 James Bond themed diner. | Bo'ness Motor Museum
Weybridge, Surrey | A superb collection of motorsport and aviation-related exhibits at this historic motor racing circuit. | Brooklands
Cars of the Stars
Keswick, Cumbria | The collection contains a great variety of TV & Movie star vehicles, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Batmobiles, The Flintstones, Back to the Future De Lorean, Mad Max, Robocop, Herbie, Pink Panther, James Bond Aston DB5, DBS, V8, Lotus Esprit(s), The Prisoner Lotus 7, The Saint P1800 Volvo, Avengers Lotus Elan, KITT Knightrider, A Team van, Magnum Ferrari, FAB 1 from Thunderbirds, Mr Beans Mini, Space 1999 Buggy and more. | Cars of the Stars
Cobham Bus Museum
Cobham, Surrey | Restoring and preserving a number of classic London buses and coaches, inc makes such as AEC, Dennis, Guy, Leyland and Bedford. | Cobham Bus Museum
Collectors World - Car & Aero Museum
Downham Market, Peterborough | A small one-person owned collection including the only specific collection of Armstrong Siddeley cars, plus Rolls Royce aero engines and more historic artefacts. | Collectors World
Cotswold Motor Museum
Bourton-on-the-water, Gloucestershire | This museum features a large selection of motoring memorabilia from the earliest days of motoring in the 20th century, and is home to Brum! | Cotswold Motor Museum
Coventry Transport Museum
Hales St, Coventry | 230 classic cars & commercial vehicles, plus over 300 motorcycles and bicycles. | Coventry Transport Museum
David Sutton Rally Car Museum
Daventry, Northants | A collection of rare historic rally cars, including the Mini Cooper, Audi Quattro, Lancia Stratos, Volvo PV, Talbot Sunbeam and more. | David Sutton Rally Cars
Donington Grand Prix Collection
Castle Donington, Leics. | The worlds greatest collection of single seater grand prix racing cars. | Donington Grand Prix Collection
Glasgow Museum of Transport
Glasgow, Scotland | Robert contacted me about this museum and sent this information: "It is well worth a visit by anyone with an interest in any form of transport from bicycles (oldest example in the world) through to the largest collection of model ships in the world. The main exhibits currently are the largest collection of Scottish cars anywhere, such as Argyle, Beardmore, Arrol Johnston and Albion and a variety of more 'modern' cars which includes the first Hillman Imp and a rare Stanley Steamer from the USA. The Museum is situated in the Kelvin Hall, is free, and is open 7 days a week all year excluding Christmas and New Years day." | Glasgow Museum of Transport
Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford | A varied selection of sports and saloon cars. Wedding cars also available. | Haynes Int'l Motor Museum
Heritage Motor Centre
Gaydon, Warwickshire | Largest collection of British vintage, classic and veteran motorcars. | Heritage Motor Centre
Ipswich Transport Museum
Cobham Road, Ipswich | An in-depth collection of transport collectables either made or used in this area of Suffolk. Exhibits include Trams, Commercial Vehicles, Trolleybuses, Eastern Counties buses, Service Vehicles, Emergency Vehicles, Horse Drawn Vehicles and plenty more | Ipswich Transport Museum
Llangollen Motor Museum
Llangollen, Wales | An interesting museum containing a good selection of classic & vintage cars and automobilia. | Llangollen Motor Museum
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden, London | The history of transportation in the capital of Britain, inc exhibitions of electric trams, underground trains, and buses. | London Transport Museum
Manchester Museum of Transport
Cheetham, Manchester | One of the largest collections of public transport vehicles that have served the Greater Manchester area. | Manchester Museum of Transport
Military Vehicles Museum
Newcastle Upon Tyne | Military vehicles dating to WW2 and post-war era including trucks & military vehicles manufactured by Dodge, Dingo, Humber, Chevrolet, Morris, White, GMC, Diamond T, Daimler and plenty of others. | Military Vehicles Museum
Mouldsworth Motor Museum
Mouldsworth, Cheshire | A varied selection of motorcars and in particular a great range of automobilia on display, housed within an art deco building. | Mouldsworth Motor Museum
National Motor Museum
Beaulieu, Hants | A huge collection of cars, motorbikes, commercial vehicles, motoring eccentricities and memorabilia. | National Motor Museum
Norfolk Motorcycle Museum
North Walsham, Norfolk | Over 80 motorcycles built between the 1920s and the 1960s. Exhibits include ABC Scootamota, AJS, Ambassador, Ariel, Benelli, BMW, BSA, Cotton, Cyclemaster, Douglas, Ducati, Excelsior, Francis Barnett, Heinkel, James, Lambretta, Mobylette, Moto Guzzi, Norman, Norton, NSU, Panther, Royal Enfield, Rudge, Sunbeam, Triumph, Trojan, Velocette, Vespa and other marques. | Norfolk Motorcycle Museum
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum
Keeston, South Wales | A varied collection of restored, original, and unrestored classics. | Pembs Motor Museum
Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
Sandtoft, Doncaster | View a great collection of working trolleybuses. | Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
Lathalmond, nr Dunfermline | A nationally recognised focal point for the restoration, preservation & operation of historic buses in Scotland. | Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
Sheffield Bus Museum
Yorkshire | Opened in 1987 and contains 20 preserved buses and a large collection of bus memorabilia. | Sheffield Bus Museum
Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
Enfield, London | A small collection of preserved vehicles. | Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
Wythall Transport Museum
Birmingham | A large selection of preserved buses run by the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust, inc Midland Red. There is also a miniature steam railway, and a collection of battery electric vehicles (eg milkfloats & vans). | Wythall BaMMOT Museum

New - Overseas Museums

This section will now include details of interesting car museums and collections open to the public, based outside of the UK. Please send me details of any such museums that you can recommend.

Aalholm Automobil Museum, Aalholm Parkvej 17, DK-4880 Nysted, Denmark
"It's well recommended, they have a good selection of cars from the late 1800's to late the 1970's" | Aalholm Automobil Museum
Malta Classic Car Museum
Saint Paul's Bay, Bugibba, Qawra | The Museum opened its doors to the general public recently where it covers over 3000 square meters. It is situated in Saint Paul's Bay, Bugibba, Qawra, at the hub of the Tourist Industry in Malta. The actual address is Tourists Street, Qawra, next to the bus terminus. Within the museum there is also a cinema, a gift shop and also a cafeteria. Besides the many classic cars, there are also thousands of models in various showcases around the place. | Classic Cars Malta
Johanna Musset, Sandåkra 6, SE-274 22 Skurup, Sweden
"This is one of my personal favourites anywhere. The collection comprises not only cars and motorbikes, early commercials, horse drawn carriages and so on, but artifacts from days of yore. theres even a turn of the century swedish smithy, something for Buzzy perhaps? Unfortunately, the website is only in Swedish, but its easy enough to navigate. What makes this interesting, is that it was the result of one man never throwing anything away! Their theme days are usually brilliant!" | Johanna Musset
Svedinos Bil-Flygmuseum, Ugglarp, SE-310 50 Slöinge, Sweden
"I can recommend this one highly, mainly due to the fact that they have a selection of cars, motorbikes and aircraft. All of the exhibits are listed on the website. Its well worth a look!" | Svedinos Bil-Flygmuseum

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