National Motor Museum Classic Grille Evening

Classic Grille Evening at Beaulieu
Join us 'after hours' at the National Motor Museum
A unique opportunity for classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts
Park up with other cherished vehicles
See the 1920 Sunbeam 350hp in action

Join us on Wednesday 24th August for this special ‘after hours’ event at the National Motor Museum.

The National Motor Museum is throwing open its doors to classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts this summer for three special after-hours events, as it introduces its brand new Classic Grille evenings as part of the celebrations of the museum’s 50th anniversary.

Welcoming owners of classic and cherished cars and bikes of all ages, with free admission for attendees, each Classic Grille evening is an unmissable opportunity for motor fans to drive into the Beaulieu grounds to meet the National Motor Museum curators, witness awesome vehicles from the collections being started up, and chat with fellow enthusiasts while enjoying a tasty bite to eat.

On Wednesday 24th August get your pulse racing as the colossal 18-litre engine of the 1920 Sunbeam 350hp bursts into action. A century after this incredible racer set its first Land Speed Record of 133.75mph, hear its aero engine roar and get a taste of the pioneering record-breaking era which this car helped to shape.

Attendees wishing to enter the National Motor Museum, for a unique after-hours perspective of the cars and motoring objects, can upgrade their ticket on the evening at £10 per adult, children 16 and under go free.

Please note: The remainder of the Beaulieu attraction will be closed from 6pm.

Please note: tickets will be available to book soon. 


Tickets must be booked online in advance.

Please note: Upgrade tickets can only be purchased at the event.

Adult Child
Classic Grille – Entry Only Free Free
Classic Grille – Upgrade* (Includes entry to National Motor Museum) £10.00 Free

*Upgrade tickets can only be purchased at the event.

Please note: tickets will be available to book soon. 


We are very lucky to be located in the heart of the New Forest however this does offer up some unique hazards on the roads, particularly at night.

Please drive carefully and responsibly when attending our events and be aware of free-roaming animals and cyclists on the roads. Due to the close proximity of our neighbours, please be respectful when entering and leaving the event.


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