National Motor Museum

Explore the history of motoring...
...from familiar British marques... gems from the dawn of motoring.
See sports cars of the present and past.
Explore Jack Tucker's Garage
Explore the history of motoring at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
Vehicles in the National Motor Museum
See gems from the dawn of motoring at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
See sports cars of past and present at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
Explore Jack Tuckers garage in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

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.

New Streets Ahead display in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Streets Ahead

From 25th May 2024, enter a street full of nostalgia and memories as we transport you to a bygone era from the 1950s to the 1970s. Go back in time with our new shop displays packed with items from the Collections, many on exhibition for the ­first time. Find out more…

New In focus gallery in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

In Focus: Closer To The Edge

Feats of engineering, personal endeavour, endurance and achievement that pushed the boundaries, are the themes of this exhibition showcasing the hyper-detailed photography of Rick Guest (23 March 2024 – 8 September 2024). 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…

Win an MG classic car

The National Motor Museum is offering the opportunity to win a 1972 MGB GT in its prize draw. Tickets are now on sale for the 2025 prize draw with all proceeds going towards the work of the National Motor Museum Trust.

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.

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.

Lalique glass car mascot

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 Sierra RS Cosworth outside Palace House

FORd at beaulieu

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

National Motor Museum workshop engineers work on the De Dietrich 24hp

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

Big 5 Motor 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.

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Examples of early vehicles in the National Motor Museum

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.

Day out itineraries

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!