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National Motor Museum

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Explore the history of motoring...

From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, the world-famous National Motor Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia in the world.

From legendary F1 cars and land speed record breakers for the speed freaks, to incredible examples of pioneering motoring for the history-buffs. If you time it right you'll hear vehicles starting up and daily tours will give you more of an insight into the vehicles on display.

Vehicles in the National Motor Museum


With the oldest dating from 1875, the National Motor Museum Trust possesses a collection of 285 vehicles.  You can browse the entire vehicle collection on the National Motor Museum Trust website here.

Lalique glass car mascot

New For 2018: The Luxury of Motoring

Opening in early 2018, explore the golden age of luxury motoring in a brand new display with a glittering centrepiece of 28 Lalique mascots. More...


Explore the evolution of the motor car in this exciting display. Meet the Beaulieu crash test dummy and turn knobs and handles to see how gears, suspension and engines work. More...

A Chequered History in the National Motor Museum


Step into the adrenaline-fueled world of motor sport. Grand Prix Greats celebrates the history of F1, whilst Road, Race & Rally focuses on sports cars from rallying, hill-climbing, and the consumer market.

Jack Tucker's Garage in the National Motor Museum


Explore a rustic 1930s garage, packed full of artefacts, fixtures, fittings, tools and ephemera from a bygone age.

The Motorcycle Story in the National Motor Museum


From the early days of motor sport to urban culture, see motorcycles displayed with unique backdrops, each giving a hint to their cultural context.

Wheels ride in the National Motor Museum


Climb into a pod and take a fascinating audio-visual journey through the history of motoring in this family friendly ride.

For Britain and For The Hell of It Display in the National Motor Museum


Experience the triumph of British Land Speed record attempts in an inspiring multi-media display.

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FORd at beaulieu

Ford has enjoyed close links with Beaulieu since 1971. Discover more about Beaulieu's Ford collections.

What vehicles do you have on display?

You can see a full list of vehicles on the National Motor Museum Trust website. At certain times the vehicles on display may change. If there is a particular vehicle you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 before your visit to check it is on display.

I’d like help with motoring research / I’d like to donate a vehicle

Please contact The National Motor Museum Trust for more information.

Do you offer driving experiences?

Unfortunately because many of the vehicles in the motor museum are of historical significance or privately owned we are unable to offer any 'extras' such as birthday or anniversary rides.

The finest motor museum anywhere.

  • Tripadvisor Review
  • October 2016

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