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The British Motor Museum Reopens!

Ann Evans reports on more good news with the British Motor Museum’s phased reopening.


Pic British Motor Museum welcome gallery
 British Motor Museum welcome gallery

The British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire is delighted to announce that it has begun its phased re-opening following the Covid shutdown. It opened its doors to visitors once again on Saturday through to today, Monday 6th July, and will re-open again Friday to Monday in subsequent weeks.

The Museum received its ‘Good to Go’ industry standard mark from VisitEngland and is pleased to be welcoming visitors back at last. Ensuring a safe experience for visitors and staff, visitor numbers will be limited. So anyone planning to visit, including annual pass holders, will need to book in advance via the website and chose a timed arrival slot. Annual passes and gift tickets have automatically been extended by four months from their expiry date.

Jeff Coope, Managing Director at the British Motor Museum stated, “We are delighted to be reopening the Museum. The team has been working incredibly hard over the past few weeks to ensure we are able to reopen safely and we look forward to welcoming our visitors back so they can enjoy our fabulous collections again.”


Pic Visitors can return to Gaydon Pic by Rob Tysall
 Visitors can return to Gaydon Pic by Rob Tysall

The Museum has put in place all the necessary measures and risk assessments including safety screens and contactless payment at all pay points, hand sanitiser stations, social distancing reminders and markers, one-way entrance/exit and enhanced cleaning regimes. A guidance video for visitors has been made available on the website.

The British Motor Museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, celebrating the past, the present and the future of the British motor industry. Visitors can discover over 300 British classic cars from the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. These wonderful motors span the classic, vintage and veteran eras. A visit to the museum is an opportunity to learn about the people behind the cars, the places they were build and hear the stories from the museum’s guides. Free tours and interactive family activities will inspire and bring the stories to life.

Pic Thunderbirds FAB at a previous event Pic by Rob Tysall
 Thunderbirds FAB at a previous event Pic by Rob Tysall

Also, there’s a fabulous archive of film, photographs, personal papers and business documents. There are areas specially designated for the children; lots of outdoor space where under normal circumstances plays host to all manner of motor related shows and exhibitions. Likewise, indoors, there are special exhibitions going on throughout the year. Visit the website to see what’s coming up. There’s also an award-winning café which serves snacks and meals during your visit.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the website at https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/news/welcome-back. To find out more about the British Motor Museum please visit the website at https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or email enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk


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