UK Car Museums you MUST Visit.

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If you’re a car enthusiast or looking for a day out with the family, a car museum is always a good idea. We have listed a few of the best car museums that we think are worth a visit in the UK.


Coventry Transport Museum

If you find yourself close to Coventry, head down to the Transport Museum. It’s a must, with a staggering 250 cars and commercial vehicles on display to the public. The museum opened in 1980, after the collection had outgrown its space in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

From July, the Transport Museum is showcasing ‘Our Future Moves’ for one whole year – taking place alongside the City of Culture celebrations in Coventry. The exhibition focuses on autonomous vehicles and developments in transport over the coming years. You will be able to see the All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE which delivers sports car performance with 696Nm of instant torque.

The Transport Museum is also showcasing the Porsche Taycan on the 14th August at the ‘New Electric Car Club for 2021’ event.

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Gaydon Motor Museum

As the name suggests, this is located in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The Museum opened in 1993 and has become home to the world’s largest collection of 300 historic British cars, ranging from classic, vintage, to veteran eras.

The Museum has a Land Rover exhibition that displays a man-made mountain to show off the brand’s world-famous off-road capabilities. The Land Rover 1968 Series lla SAS ‘Pink Panther’ is on display, as is a Land Rover ‘Cuthbertson’ which was the first Range Stormer concept car.

Gaydon also has a Film and TV Cars exhibit where the Land Rover Defender from the James Bond Skyfall movie and the Tomb Raider Defender are displayed.

Visit the website here.

Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland has an array of unique collections with approximately 140 classic cars. There is something for everyone at the museum and it’s located only 20 minutes from Central Lakes (Bowness), perfect if you have a staycation planned in the surrounding area.

Lakeland exhibits the Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupé which was manufactured in 1955. A classic Jaguar which was conceived by Williams Lyons as a two-seater roadster on a short wheelbase chassis, powered by a twin-cam straight six engine. The vehicle had a rallying career which included the Circuit of Ireland, Monte Carlo Rally, Scottish Rally, Morecambe Illumination Rally and many more.

Visit the website here.


Cotswold Motoring Museum

The Cotswold Motoring Museum opened in 1978 and is in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Perfect to take your kids over the summer holidays, and they will be thrilled to find BBC’s TV star, Brum, there.

Visit the website here.