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.
From the sleek and stylish Bessie to the futuristic Whomobile and a menacing Dalek, the National Motor Museum’s new collection marks the 60th anniversary of the British sci-fi series, Doctor Who and opens to visitors from 23rd November 2023 until the end of February 2024. Find out more about the exhibition here.
motopia? past future visions
Motopia? Past Future Visions is a NEW headline exhibition at the National Motor Museum (from 20th May 2023 – 14th April 2024) looking at future visions of the motor car from the past, ideas that have become reality, and future visions still to be realised. Learn more about it here.
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
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
Explore a rustic 1930s garage, packed full of artefacts, fixtures, fittings, tools and ephemera from a bygone age.
THE MOTORCYCLE STORY
From the early days of motor sport to urban culture, see motorcycles displayed with unique backdrops, each giving a hint to their cultural context.
FOR BRITAIN & FOR THE HELL OF IT
Experience the triumph of British Land Speed record attempts in an inspiring multi-media display.
Please note the 1920 350hp Sunbeam is currently undergoing maintenance and is not on display.
The Luxury of Motoring
Explore the golden age of luxury motoring in a brand new display with a glittering centrepiece of 28 Lalique mascots. More…
FORd at beaulieu
Ford has enjoyed close links with Beaulieu since 1971. Discover more about Beaulieu’s Ford collections.
Behind the scenes
What’s it like to work with some of the finest historic vehicles in the world? Find out how our engineers care for the vehicles in our collection in the National Motor Museum Workshop Blog
THE BIG 5 MUSEUMS
The National Motor Museum is one of five leading National Motor Museums across Europe, who have joined forces to display over 1,500 classic cars for enthusiasts to admire.
Itineraries: Plan your day out
To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve put together some suggested itineraries with hints and tips to help you plan your day out at Beaulieu.
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?
Many of the vehicles in the motor museum are of historical significance or privately owned, so we are unable to offer any 'extras' such as birthday or anniversary drives. However, from March-October* during school holidays and weekends, you can book an experience on the iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or Mr Toad's Car. *Rides unfortunately cannot go ahead in wet weather conditions, or on busy event days.
We were lost for words at the amazing collection!