The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras and is a mecca for car enthusiasts. The Heritage Motor Centre is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The building itself is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, and stands proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.
The Heritage Motor Centre opened in 1993 and it began as the amalgamation of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s preserved car collection, which was previously split between offices in Studley in Warwickshire and a museum in Syon Park in London. The Trust decided that the car collection and artefacts were outgrowing its two locations and a dedicated purpose-built residence was needed to give the collection pride of place and open for public viewing. It was the Trust’s mission to keep the memory of the British motor industry alive and to tell its story to all, starting from the beginning of the 20th Century to present .
Fun for all the family whatever the weather!
Explore the British Motor Museum, the largest collection of historic British cars in the newly refurbished Museum.
Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how both motoring and family life has changed through the decades including period music and memorable events such as the introduction of double yellow lines.
Travel through 'Making British Cars' and see how influential the motor industry has been over the years and where it is heading in the future.
Get 'Under The Skin' and unravel the mystery of how cars work with interactive exhibits. Experience how suspension has improved over time and compare the difference between rack and pin and power steering.
Enjoy a free guided tour with one of the enthusiastic guides who will help bring the cars to life. There is also an onsite café serving hot and cold meals and snacks.
Check our website for information on great school holiday activities and special weekend motoring events.
M40 J12 and take B4100. Attraction signed.
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Address: Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ
Tel No: 01926 641188