Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with a fantasmagorical exhibition at Beaulieu!
Visit us before 3rd November 2019 to see a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen memorabilia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this family favourite film.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see props, costumes and original artwork... and meet the four-wheeled stars!
Do you have fond memories of watching the film as a child, singing along to the musical, marvelling as Chitty’s wings unfolded for the first time or hiding from the Child Catcher?
Share your favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang memories and photos of memorabilia on our social media channels for a chance to win a VIP experience as part of Beaulieu’s Chitty-themed October half-term.
For details on how to enter, click here.
Lord Scrumptious' car
This rare 1912 Austro-Daimler 27/80 Prince Henry starred as Lord Scrumptious' chauffeur-driven car and was driven by spies during the kidnap of Grandpa Potts. But that's not all... outside the silver screen it has competed in numerous rallies and motorsport events.
Read the car's incredible story
Meet the stars of the show...
See an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious.
...And the villains!
The original Child Catcher carriage will be on display for the first time in the UK. Only two of the four carriages built for filming have survived and this 'hero' carriage was used for all of the key scenes in the film.
Rowland Emett's inventive Machines
Step inside Coggins' Garage to see The Visivision Machine, Humbug Major Sweet Machine, Clockwork Lullabye, the Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper and Hot Air Rocking Chair.
See Chitty in action
If you visit us on a weekend or during school holidays you may be lucky enough to see a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction being driven around the grounds (weather dependent).
Costumes will include those of the Child Catcher and Sally Anne Howes' life-size music box doll dress.
Original film concept art by Sir Ken Adam, storyboard watercolour artwork by Robert Laing and technical drawings by Peter Lamont will be on display for the first time, along with the solid silver Chitty model bought for producer Cubby Broccoli by his wife Dana.
The weird and wonderful! See signatures of the cast, pedal and Corgi cars, comics, computer games, pop-up books and even lunch boxes inspired by the film.
Snap a selfie
Pose beside the full-size replica of Grandpa Potts' hut, recreated using the original 50-year-old technical drawings. You can also see the actual Spy Phone prop used by the baron's spies!
Discover the Chitty Story
Follow the story of Chitty, beginning with the real-life exploits of racing driver Count Louis Zborowski, whose racing cars were named Chitty Bang Bang because of the sound they made.
See early copies of the book...
Originally dreamed up as bedtime stories for his son Caspar, see first edition copies of Ian Fleming's book Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car on display.
The book will be available for purchase in the Beaulieu gift shop, along with the sequels by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
...And The Model Car That Inspired The Illustrations
Illustrator John Burningham built a charming model car which inspired his drawings for the Ian Fleming book.
Burningham's witty and timeless artwork helped Chitty to become one of the the best loved cars in English language fiction.
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition is included in your admission ticket to Beaulieu, which also includes entry to all the Beaulieu attractions, including The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and more.
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