British Motor Museum in Gaydon revved up for after hours tour - The Leamington Observer

British Motor Museum in Gaydon revved up for after hours tour

Leamington Editorial 1st Jan, 2023 Updated: 3rd Jan, 2023   0

CAR-enthusiasts are being invited for an after hours peek under the bonnet at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon.

Visitors are being invited to a special tour around the Museum’s Collections Centre on Tuesday January 10.

They will have three hours to explore the 4,500m2 building, which holds over 200 cars from the British Motor Museum and Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust’s collections.

The building houses some of the oldest British cars, sports cars and one-off prototypes – a selection of which have rarely been on display to the public before.

And a select few of the vehicles will have bonnets, boots and doors opened for this special event so visitors can see more of the cars than they would during normal opening hours.

Visitors can also meet the Museum’s Head of Collections and the Collections Manager of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, as well as listen in to the workshop briefings to find the inside story on the current restoration projects in the workshop.

Dinner is included with a choice of beef and vegetable casserole with colcannon and peas or vegan winter vegetable casserole with roasted new potatoes and peas followed by Bramley apple strudel or apple crumble.

Cat Boxall, Curator at the British Motor Museum, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting our first late evening of 2023 to give visitors a rare opportunity to see the Collections Centre and a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into how we store and preserve our vehicles. Those who came to the last Collections Centre evening will enjoy a brand new line-up of cars with their bonnets, boots and doors open and new restoration projects in the workshop too.”.

Tickets cost £16 each or £11 for members. Premium members can attend the event for just £5. Limited places are available so early booking is advised.

To find out more visit or call 01926 895300.


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