The British Motor Museum

Address: Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath, Warwick, CV35 0BJ
Phone: 01926 895300


The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars; it boasts over 400 cars in its collection which spans the classic, vintage and veteran eras. Situated in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40.

The museum building is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, whilst the Collections Centre building is a modern contrast. Together they stand proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.

This family-friendly Museum offers a colourful insight into the British motor industry – from the popular ‘Time Road’ to the ‘Under the Skin’ interactive zone, adults and children alike will find displays and exhibits to surprise and enlighten.

From its earliest days, the British motor industry has been a vital part of the economy and the lives of people living in the Midlands and it is still a hub for automotive creativity today. The museum tells the story of the birth, decline and rebirth of the motor industry and the cars it produced, as well as celebrates the skills and creativity of the people who designed and built them.