The UK has a rich history of motoring. Dating back to the late 1600s when a crude but effective engine was developed to pump water from coal mines through to Richard Trevithick's 'Camborne' steam powered motor vehicle in the early 1800s, the 'Red Flag Act' (or the Locomotives Highway Act to use its correct term), and later on to 1896 when the act was repealed and the year that the British Motor Industry takes its first real foothold in British Motor Manufacturing and Production.
In 1903, UK Parliament passes the 'Motor Car Act' and issues the first UK Driving Licences and Vehicle Number Registrations (Number Plates). Amazingly, the speed limit at this time is still limited to 15mph.
The establishment of the RAC in 1906 demonstrates the British adoption of Motor Vehicle Technology and motoring history since then proves our love and passion for Petrol Propelled, Four Wheel and Two Wheel Vehicles. The British have been fascinated with Classic Car Motoring Cars and Bikes ever since. Unquestionable testament to this is the UKs myriad of Classic Car Clubs, Trusts, Registers, Events and Museums densely embedded and highly active in the UK. Join our passion and fascination, for all things mechanical, with the list below of UK Classic Car Museums and other interesting places to visit.
- Tim Williams - March 2014
Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AE.
The Grampian Transport Museum can trace its history back to the early 1970's when a number of local enthusiasts became conscious of the fact that there was a very active interest in historic transport in the North East of Scotland. They began to discuss the possibilities of establishing a permanent museum of . . . .
Tyddyn Pwrpas, Newborough, Anglesey LL61 6TN.
Tacla Taid Transport and Agriculture Museum, Newborough Tacla Taid, the Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum, is the largest of its kind in Wales. It features displays of cars, motorbikes, commercial and farm vehicles and static engines. Walk back in time and see over 60 gleaming classic cars and . . . .
Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP.
The Shuttleworth Collection home of the 'Edwardian Flying Machines'! The Shuttleworth Collection - a unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred years of flight. The world famous Shuttleworth Collection is home to over fifty unique and mostly original airworthy aeroplanes. Many of the . . . .
Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, Beds SG16 6JN.
Take trip down Memory Lane, seeing bygone vehicles from the beginning of the century up to modern day classics, most of which originate from the largest private collection in the country plus more recent aquisitions making a total of over 350 exhibits. The Stondon Transport Museum collection is continually . . . .
Park Street, Luton Bedfordshire.
The Heritage Centre was established to provide a tangible link with the past, as well as offering a valuable service to Vauxhall Retailers who often display vehicles from the collection in their showrooms. The Heritage Centre is situated in Luton close to Griffin House, the corporate headquarters of the . . . .
Eton Wick, Windsor.
Situated in the South East of England, in Eton Wick, close to Eton College and within sight of Windsor Castle, History On Wheels is more than just a motor museum. The Museum was first opened to the public in 1980, and as the name implies, within this Museum can be found a truly unique collection of MOTORS, . . . .
Isaac Newton Road, Arborfield, Berkshire RG2 9NJ.
Throughout the history of REME and its predecessors, hundreds of different makes and types of specialist vehicle have been used in the mobile repair and recovery roles. Many of the vehicles inherited when the Corps was formed soldiered on till long after World War 2. However, newer types, sometimes locally . . . .
44 Newtown Street, Duns, TD11 3AU.
Museum dedicated to the life of Jim Clark, twice world motor racing champion in the 1960’s. Contains a unique collection of memorabilia, trophies and photographs. After Jim Clark's death his parents gifted the majority of the awards and trophies he had won in his racing career to Duns Town Council. After a . . . .
Wapping Road Bristol BS1 4RN.
This gallery houses examples of cars, lorries, coaches, buses and Motor Cycles which were produced in Bristol. Some of these are still operational and take part in events during the year. You can see the world's first holiday caravan, part of a 150-years-old railway coach, and the Lord Mayor of Bristol's . . . .
The Mansion Bletchley Park Milton Keynes MK3 6EB.
Seeing one of our Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312', is undoubtedly a highlight of a busy day out at Bletchley Park, but there is much more than machines in a visit to the historic site. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception. You may even be the one to discover the map to . . . .
Imperial War Museum Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR.
Duxford is one of five sites of the Imperial War Museum. Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital . . . .
The Hangars South Road Hooton Park Airfield Ellesmere Port Cheshire CH65 1BQ.
The Griffin Trust has a wide variety of vehicles under its care. Some are fully restored and ready for display, others are currently in the process of restoration. The story commenced in 1980, when David Beckett, a Vauxhall employee, organised a small collection of transport exhibits for an family . . . .
Mouldsworth Motor Museum, Smithy Lane, Mouldsworth, Cheshire CH3 8AR.
Away from the urban jungle, deep in the green heart of the Cheshire countryside, where enterprise and enthusiasm has fashioned the UK's friendliest motor museum. From the amazing 1930's Art Deco building to the fine detail of the exhibits, this is four-wheel heaven. A historical haven storing a century or . . . .
French Lane, Nantwich.
For car and bike clubs who want a day out we offer a special visit package. There will a section of the car park on either grass or hard standing marked out specifically for your club. There is a reduced entry to the museum, and a free drink from the canteen if you enter the museum. Minimum 10 . . . .
Station Road, Betws y Coed, Conwy County, Wales.
Featuring a unique collection of vintage and thoroughbred cars Betws-y-Coed Motor Museum was created from the private collection of the Houghton Family and housed in the old Betws Farm which overlooks the beautiful River Llugwy in the heart of the village. The varied exhibits include exotic and rare cars; . . . .
The Old Station Camelford PL32 9TZ Cornwall.
##CLOSED DOWN## The museum did have over 400 Examples Of Cycles, Old Cycle Repair Workshop, Over 1000 Cycling Medals, Fobs And Badges From 1881, Extensive Library Of Books The First Cycle Oil Lamp And Window Displays Of Gas, Candle, Battery And Oil Lighting, Gallery Of Framed Cycling Pictures Displays Of . . . .
Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG.
The Regional Museums Store is a joint initiative by Beamish and Tyne & Wear Museums. It is a huge warehouse which contains a wide range of unique artefacts that represent our region's rich social, industrial, maritime, transport and agricultural heritage. These collections are an important learning resource, . . . .
Standish Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5LS.
In 1982, while filming the television series "The Spoils of War" Granada Television approached Keswick painter and sculptor, Peter D Nelson and asked if they could borrow his MG TC for use in their production. It was as a result of this that several years later Mr Nelson conceived the idea of building a . . . .
Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8TA.
The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. A diverse and unique road transpost collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years is thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring . . . .
Pentre Felin, Llangollen, North Wales LL20 8EE.
Described in our visitors book as many things including. 'Funny and informative' 'A trip down memory lane' 'Wonderful 'as is' museum. 'Excellent but very strange' the Museum tries to be interesting and informative but most of all to demonstrate the charm and character of our motoring past. The museum is not . . . .
Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP.
There is always plenty to see and do at Crich Tramway Village. You may have a keen interest in trams, transport or history or may just be looking for a unique place to visit, whatever your interest there is lots to see, explore and discover and the village makes an ideal family day out in the heart of . . . .
Old Rd, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2ER.
Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum has one of the finest collections of original horse drawn vehicles and equipment in Britain. Established in 1946, this unique collection of vehicles and accessories was started by Mr. William Smith who was very particular about the authenticity and impeccable . . . .
Bradworthy Holsworthy, Devon EX22 7RW.
The Bradworthy Transport Museum features a unique display of nearly 100 antique farm and road transport vehicles and is the realisation of a dream, a lifelong ambition, of Ken Wilson who started his fabulous collection over 35 years ago with a 1938 Rover 10. Ken's collection comprises over 100 historic . . . .
Chittlehampton Umberleigh N Devon EX37 9RZ.
Military museum and tourist attraction, this North Devon collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 - 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War, up to the First Gulf War. Ranging from military surplus tanks, guns, helmets, artillery, grenades, and bombs, to Home Front ration books, gas masks, . . . .
Motoring Memories, Swan Hill Road, Colyford Devon.
Motoring Memories is a collection of motoring memorabilia and vehicles that has been assembled over the last 30 years. It is now housed in a new building adjoining the old unique Filling Station that in itself is a museum piece and is currently restored to it's 1950s look. The items on display include Petrol . . . .
Arlington, nr Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP.
The Stable Block is home to working horses and the Trust's internationally important collection of more than 50 horse-drawn carriages, from the grand state chariot to sombre hearse. If this whets your appetite for the elegant transport of the past, you can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around the . . . .
15 Land Park Chumleigh Devon EX18 7BH.
Buses, Commercial Vehicles, Fire Engines, Cars. Of particular interest are many of the older bonneted and half-cab buses and coaches once operated in the area and manufactured before the mid 1960's. Stationary Engines in action and on static display stalls of transport related photographs, books, models, . . . .
World of Country Life Sandy Bay, Littleham Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BU.
The World of Country Life have a wide variety of vintage cars, some of them are: Austin 7 Tourer, Austin Milkfloat, Austin Seedsman, Humber, Daimler, Oldsmobile, Ford Model T, Peugot, Renault, Morris Cawley (Flatnose), Sunbeam, Swift, Beam, Morris (Bullnose), Crossley, Austin 7, Austin 10, Trabant, Land . . . .
Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG.
The Tank Museum houses the finest collection of armoured fighting vehicles in the world. Over 300 vehicles from 29 nations make up The Museums vehicle collections - which run from the very first tank to the modern British Challenger 2. Many of the vehicles we house are unique and can be seen nowhere else in . . . .
Aberlady, Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0PZ.
Myreton Motor Museum is one of the oldest motor transport museums in the UK. It first opened its doors in August 1966, and resides in a complex of display rooms next to the farm of the founder, the late Willie Dale. The car park is around the rear of the complex and entry is from the car park. Once inside . . . .
Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF.
The vehicles in the collection at Bentley are lent by many individual owners who wish them to be more widely seen and enjoyed. This means the collection is liable to change and there are often new, exciting or unusual cars to be seen. Most of the vehicles are in running order and used on the roads. Bentley . . . .
Fort Paull, Battery Road, Paull, Nr Hull.
Fort Paull is Yorkshires only remaining Napoleonic Fortress and a fantastic day out for all the family. Explore 500 years of history within the walls of this superb Napoleonic fortress set in 10 acres with magnificent views over the Humber estuary. Fort Paull is located just outside of the village of Paull . . . .
Dalton Street, Cleveland Street, Hull, HU8 8BB.
The Humber Classic Car Museum collection houses a great selection of 50s and 60s Post Vintage Humbers, including a 1965, 1966 and a 1967 Imperial Saloon (used in the Rober Mitchum Movie 'The Big Sleep'). A 1952 7 Seater Imperial Landaulette, which was built for King George VI for an Austrailian State visit. . . . .
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters 76-78 Lauriston Place EDINBURGH EH3 9DE.
The Museum of Fire tells the history of the oldest municipal fire brigade in the United Kingdom, formed in 1824. Housed in the historic Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters building at Lauriston, it shows the development of firefighting in an exciting and educational way. On display is a range of engines . . . .
Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Chelmsford.
This little museum evokes an ambience of motor cycling through the ages with assorted memorabilia scattered between the classic and vintage Motor Cycles. A small informal museum of two halls containing over forty Motor Cycles and hundreds of exhibits illustrating motoring . . . .
105 Point Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7TD.
The Castle Point Transport Museum, situated in the Canvey and District bus depot, features a display of over thirty buses, coaches and commercial vehicles dating from 1929 to 1972. Housed in the historic former Canvey & District bus Depot built in 1934 and vacated by Eastern National in 1978, the Castle . . . .
M90 Commerce Park, Lathalmond, by Dunfermline, Fife KY12 0SJ.
The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is now the acknowledged focal point of historic bus restoration and operation in Scotland and houses, on a 49-acre site, around 170 vehicles. Most of these vehicles are of Scottish origin and are in varying levels of condition, from dilapidated to fully restored. The SVBM is . . . .
100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS.
Riverside is home to some of the world’s finest cars, bicycles, ship models, trams and locomotives. Interactive displays and the hugely popular historic Glasgow street scene bring the objects and stories to life. At Riverside, many of the most significant cars and bicycles are displayed on the floor of . . . .
Fordneuk St Glasgow, G40 3AH.
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was formed at the end of 2002. There are five Trustees, each having considerable experience of large vehicle preservation. They have co-opted other like-minded people to form a Management Committee. Together they bring to the project a variety of complementary professional . . . .
Prescott Hill Gotherington Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 9RD.
Hugh Conway was an acknowledged expert on Bugatti history and well known internationally through his books, other writings and personal contacts. His remarkable collection of photographs, drawings, letters and articles form the basis of the Bugatti Trust archive. The generosity of the Founders and other . . . .
The Old Mill, Bourton on the Water, The Old Mill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY.
Some key exhibits include our London taxi which has over 700,000 miles on the clock and has visited most major cities in Europe, whilst the Jaguar Xk140s sleek black lines are there to be drooled over. Many of the cars are what you, your father or grandfather will have driven as their first car: the Morris . . . .
Portsmouth Museums and Records Service Museum Road Portsmouth Hants PO1 2LJ.
The D-Day Museum was opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. Its centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord. The Museum was . . . .
Newport Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2ED.
The Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum was established in 1997 and contains an impressive display of vintage buses and coaches, collected to display the Island’s transport heritage. The buses are housed in a former grain storage warehouse, on Newport Quay. They range from a 1889 tram car and a 1927 Daimler, to . . . .
Leisure Park, Churchill Way West Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6PG.
Milestones is packed full of the things that ordinary people used in the past. Those people had to go to work, wash their clothes, eat, sleep, and have fun exactly as we do today - but the things they used were sometimes very different from what we use now. Milestones gives us an idea of what it might have . . . .
Beaulieu Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7ZN.
The National Motor Museum Trust collects, preserves and presents vehicles and other items related to the history of motoring in Great Britain from 1895 to the present day. Housing a collection of over 250 automobiles and Motor Cycles telling the story of motoring on the roads of Britain from the dawn of . . . .
Salisbury Road Blashford, Ringwood, BH24.
Ringwood Town & Country Experience is over 30,000 sq ft of exhibitions, including a full size railway station, olde shops, vintage cars and Motor Cycles. We have a 100 seater function room with stage and dancefloor. Our Tearooms are open for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea. We also run events and . . . .
Bashley Cross Rd, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SZ.
The museum houses the finest collection of fully restored Motor Cycles in Europe, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus memorabilia spanning 7 decades of motorcycling for sport and for pleasure. There are over 400 rare and classic Motor Cycles on display in four galleries. This is a living . . . .
Slaheny, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, Southern Ireland.
The Kilgarvan Motor Museum has been collecting and restoring Classic Cars since the mid 1970's as a hobby. During this period visitors from all over the world have visited, many of them bringing along their own vintage or classic cars. Rolls Royce, Bentley, Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley PLUS a Large Collection . . . .
Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, Howth, Dublin 13.
The Transport Museum Society of Ireland began with an abortive 1949 effort to preserve three Dublin trams. Totally voluntary, the Society became a limited company in 1971 and is now a registered charity, operating to international museum standards. The museum is located in the Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, . . . .
High Street, Brading PO36 ODQ.
The original Isle of Wight Wax Works Museum and Animal World was founded by Graham Osborne-Smith and opened in 1965. Today it is still owned by an Islander who has developed this historical and wonderfully interesting attraction into more than just a Wax Works. It now has many exciting ongoing developments, . . . .
Five Oak Lane, Staplehurst, TN12 0HE.
Visitors can see agricultural tractors, machinery, horse- drawn and hand implements, tools and domestic bygones. There are also vintage cars, oxen and blacksmiths' displays. Working farm with vast collection of trade, farm and household bygones, vintage cars. From mousetraps to tractors its all . . . .
11 Cogans Terrace, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3SJ.
Situated within a 5 minute walk from Winchaep Roundabout and Canterbury Castle, Canterbury Motor Museum houses Cyril May's private collection of 13 cars, 5 Motor Cycles and 2 Motor Cycles, automobilia, a reconstructed early 1900's post office and toy shop. Classic cars in the collection range from 1904 to . . . .
Willingdon Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2JX.
The Dover Transport Museum was formed in 1980. There has been three other museum sites but now a site purchased with lottery funds and funds given by many generous local businesses and people has given us a permanent home where the past, present and future are together. Dover Transport Museum has a . . . .
Falstaff Antiques, 63 High Street, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4LP.
The main feature is the unique collection of Morgan 3 wheel cars, 11 are normally on display, dating from 1913 to 1935. Other vehicles include: 1929 Ford 'A', 1929 Morris Van, 1904 Humber tri-car, 1936 Bampton Caravan, 1911 P&M m/c sidecar, 1911 Premier m/c. Bicycles and tricycles, displays of toy and model . . . .
The Archbishops' Stables Mill Street Maidstone ME15 6YE.
Maidstone Carriage Museum is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities. More than 60 vehicles are displayed, from grand carriages and ornate sleighs to antique sedan chairs and Victorian cabs - even an original ice cream cart. Nowhere else will you see such an extensive . . . .
Moat Park Heritage Centre, Kirkstyle, Biggar ML12 6DT.
The Biggar Albion Foundation was formed in 2001 from beginnings in the Biggar Museum Trust. It looks after The Albion Club and The Albion Archive and is based in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland where Thomas Blackwood Murray (co-founder of Albion) originally lived and where he built and tested the first Albion . . . .
Burn Brae Twynholm Scotland DG6 4NU.
The David Coulthard Museum has without doubt the world's most complete collection of memorabilia for any F1 driver, past or present. Started by David's father Duncan, almost every trophy, DC has ever won is on display. DC'c father must have had a good idea that he was going to the very top of the motor . . . .
129 Muir Street, Hamilton, Strathclyde, Scotland.
Housed in a former coaching inn, this museum boasts a local historic interests collection and transport collection. In 1975, Gavin Walker (Author) published a small 28 page booklet 'Transport And Farm Equipment In Hamilton District Museum' which was produced for Hamilton District Museum, Lanarkshire Scotland . . . .
King Steet, Leyland, Nr Preston, Lancashire PR25 2LE.
The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland Lancashire has for the past twenty years been dedicated to preserving the history of the road transport industry in the United Kingdom. Its exhibits and archives contain not just examples of the vehicles themselves, but evidence of their interaction with a . . . .
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Maclure Road Rochdale OL11 1DN.
Greater Manchester has played a significant role in the history and development of fire engines and firefighting, which the museum based at Rochdale Fire Station, portrays through its collection. For example, Manchester had the first municipal fire authority in England, Eccles was the first brigade in . . . .
47 Brantfell Drive Burnley Lancashire BB12 8AW.
Most of Keighley Bus Museum’s servicing, maintenance and restoration work is carried out in Riverside Depot but unfortunately this building is not suitable to be opened as a real museum on a permanent basis. The Trust is currently working to create a permanent home on the Dalton Lane regeneration site . . . .
Donington Park Castle Donington Derby DE74 2RP.
The Donington Grand Prix Exhibition is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motor sport from the turn of the 20th Century. Cars include examples driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, . . . .
As you will read on our website (leicfiremuseum.co.uk) we have a rang of different fire engines from a variety of time periods. We are passionate and dedicated to renovating and restoring these fire engines that have shaped the fire engines that are used . . . .
Ashby Road Coalville LE67 3LN.
Leicestershire’s award winning all-weather museum. Snibston is one of the largest and most dynamic museums in the Midlands. Here you can discover science and industry, fashion and textiles and the environment with popular "hands-on" exhibits interpreting real objects that tell the story of the working lives . . . .
Bond Lane Mountsorrel Leicestershire LE12 7AR.
Enjoyment for the whole family at Stonehurst Farm and a warm welcome from the Duffin Family. Visitors can experience many farm activities such as: * See and touch friendly farm yard animals * Farm walks and go pond dipping * Tractor & trailer rides and Pony rides. Play areas indoor and outdoor. Home grown, . . . .
Corporation Road, Abbey Lane, Leicester, LE4 5PX, Leicestershire, England.
The Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology. The museum collects and displays the industrial, technological and scientific heritage of Leicester. The engine house has been preserved and during selected special events the engines can be seen in steam. Situated adjacent to the . . . .
Clover Farm, Main Road, Langrick, Boston, PE22 7AW.
We have over seventy exhibits on show at present with many more waiting to go in. We also have archives both technical and published, which you can access, memorabilia and much more for you to see. Microcars or bubblecars are a significant part of British motoring history. An alternative to full size cars, . . . .
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
It was in late 1969 that four separate enthusiast groups - The Reading Transport Society, The Doncaster Omnibus and Light Railway Society, the West Riding Transport Society and the Notts. & Derbys. Transport Society - came together to establish a working trolleybus museum on four derelict acres of a World . . . .
Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 3QT.
Our Museum includes a variety of items large and small connected to road transport in the area, as well as a number of items of street furniture from the eras our vehicles were an everyday sight on the County's streets, and a re-creation of a 1950s/60s village garage workshop. With more and more vehicles . . . .
Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ.
Discover how war shapes lives at Imperial War Museum London. Explore six floors of galleries and displays, including a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Holocaust and a changing programme of special temporary exhibitions. Chronicling the history of conflict from the First World War to the present day, . . . .
London Ambulance Service Museum London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Aldborough Road South Ilford IG3 8HQ.
The London Fire Brigade Museum is located on Southwark Bridge Road. Most of the Museum’s collection is housed in Winchester House, a 19th century mansion that forms part of the Brigade’s former central training centre. The building is Grade II listed. Larger artefacts are located in the ground floor . . . .
29 Oldfield Lane South Greenford, UB6.
The LMM - London’s only Motor Cycle museum - is the capital’s friendly focus for Britain’s biking history and heritage. Not only do they have some 80 machines and other exhibits on permanent display - there are another 50/60 machines in reserve, and a knowledgeable staff with a wealth of personal insights . . . .
39 Wellington Street London, WC2E.
London Transport Museum has more than 80 road and rail vehicles in its collection representing public transport in the city and its suburban and country areas over the last two centuries. Most of these can be seen on the regular Open Days and tours of the Museum Depot in Acton Town. The 20 vehicles on . . . .
London Transport Museum Depot 2 Museum Way 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane London W3 9BQ.
The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends. The Museum Depot houses over 370, 000 items of all types, including many original works of art used . . . .
Metropolitan Police Service New Scotland Yard Broadway London SW1H 0BG.
The museum is not open to members of the public but is now used as a lecture theatre for the curator to lecture police and like bodies in subjects such as Forensic Science, Pathology, Law and Investigative Techniques. Many dignitiries have visited the museum include Gilbert & Sullivan, Sir Arthur Conan . . . .
Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL.
Within the Museums main halls, Milestones of Flight, Historic Hangars, Bomber Hall, Battle of Britain Hall and Grahame White Watch Office and Aircraft Factory,the Museum hosts a number of exhibitions and displays that you can explore during your visit. Opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen and situated on . . . .
Freeling House Phoenix Place LONDON WC1X 0DL.
The The British Postal Museum and Archive holds about 40 motor vehicles (excluding Motor Cycles) of various shapes, sizes and models. Our earliest original vehicle dates from the 1930s but we also hold a replica of a 1910 Dennis van. Until the First World War, the Post Office relied on contractors to provide . . . .
Covent Garden Piazza London, WC2E 7BB.
The London of 200 years ago was a compact city where most people got around on foot. Streets were often crowded with pedestrians, with only a wealthy few able to travel by horse. The River Thames provided a faster way of getting around. Watermen carried people in small rowing boats called wherries. These . . . .
3 Nestles Avenue, Hayes, UB3 4SB.
The London Motor Museum is the only custom car museum in Europe, home to a unique collection of American and European classic cars of the automobile era ranging from the early 1930s through to the 50s, 60s,70s and cars of today.
Located in Hayes, Greater London, The London Motor Museum is home . . . .
Boyle Street Manchester, M8.
The core of the Museum collection represents the wide variety of fleets absorbed into the Passenger Transport Executive from 1969 onwards. These include the municipal fleets from Ashton, Bolton, Bury, Leigh, Manchester, Oldham, Ramsbottom, Rochdale, SHMD, Salford, Stockport and Wigan (in 1974) as well as . . . .
Museum of Science & Industry Liverpool Road Castlefield Manchester M3 4FP.
Located on the historic site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, housed in five listed buildings, MOSI’s amazing galleries and outstanding collections tell the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future. The Museum uses its collections to tell the story of . . . .
The Tameside Transport Collection was formed in 1980. Apart from that there is little other information available. Apartently, the Museum houses a 1952 Derby Corporation DD42 Double Decker, plus a varied collection of vehicles dating from 1929 to the mid-1960s including vehicles from manufacturers such as . . . .
North West Museum of Road Transport, The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens WA10 1DU.
A unique & extensive collection of vintage buses, British trolleybuses and classic cars in the UK are the centrepiece of this regional transport museum formerly known as St Helens Transport Museum. Following its extensive and comprehensive refurbishment the North West Museum of Road Transport has joined the . . . .
Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HW.
Whitewebbs Museum of Transport is a Museum and popular event location. Events include Bike Jumble, Antique and Collectors’ Fair, Rover Sports Register and Museum Open Day, Olde Tyme Ralle and Museum Open Day, Classic Bike Show and Bike Jumble, Classic Ford Day and Autojumble, Enfield Pageant of Motoring, . . . .
Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth.
Built in 1432 by Sir John Falstaff, Caister Castle had only one of five such licenses granted by Henry VI. It is an impressive moated brick quadrangle fortress on the site of an earlier fortified manor house. With a high curtain wall flanked by square and round towers it is complete with gunloops. At the . . . .
Station Yard, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0DS, England.
The motorbike first appeared in the 1880's and by the mid 1900's was a common sight on Britain's roads, used for both work and pleasure. It was pressed into service during the two world wars under many guises. The 1930's were perhaps the heyday of the British Motor Cycle industry with many now famous names . . . .
Sandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN.
The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection ranging from the very large - the 1939 Merryweather fire engine - to the very small - tiny Indian doll dancers in the Curio Cupboard - and from the grand - gifts in pearl and exotic hardwoods given to The Queen on State Visits abroad - to the . . . .
Muckleburgh House, Weybourne Roadd, Holt, NR25 7EG.
The Muckleburgh Collection, the UK's largest privately owned working Military Collection with 25 Tanks all in working order is reason enough to visit Muckleburgh Military Museum. However, the Museum also has, 'The Central Hall' located in the kitchen of the old Camp NAAFI. This Hall contains a collection of . . . .
York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9UE.
Over 250 motorcyles plus a large collection of 1950s and 1960s cars and commercial vehicles. The museum is housed in what was an old farm building, situated on the east side of York near the A64. First opened Easter 1994, and since then we have continually improved the museum and its contents, the museum now . . . .
Roxby Garage, Pickering Road Thornton Dale North Yorkshire YO17 4LH.
Set in the peaceful surroundings of National Park Land is a museum which is run by a family of enthusiasts, for enthusiasts. The museum specialises in vehicles dating from 1918 through to 1976 a period which many visitors will be able to remember. The first phase of the Museum was completed in June 1996. . . . .
Hutton-le-Hole, Kirkbymoorside,YO62 6UA.
Ryedale Folk Museum is the home of an incredible collection of English everyday antiques and rare curiosities put together by Edward and Richard Harrison. Spanning five centuries of history, the collection covers everything from cooking pots to brain surgery tools. Ryedale Folk Museum hold an annual Classic . . . .
Malton, YO17 6RT.
Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all . . . .
Roxby Garage, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LH.
Mathewsons are well known and highly regarded within the Classic Car industry. The company has been trading since 1971 and has developed an enviable reputation as one of the most trusted suppliers of Classic Vehicles in the UK. In total including our own Museum, sales showrooms and Auction vehicles we . . . .
4 Rutherford Way Daventry Northants NN11 8XW.
During the last three decades the museum has assembled a collection of the finest rally cars in the world. Many of these cars have won major events, and you can learn about some of them in our gallery The list of cars include Audi Quattro, Mini Cooper, Ford, Volvo, Lancia, Renault, Alpine, Peugeot, Talbot . . . .
153 Bangor Road Cultra Holywood Co Down Northern Ireland BT18 0EU.
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, voted Irish Museum of the Year, illustrates the way of life and the traditions of the people of the north of Ireland. Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside, the outdoor Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. Almost 50 exhibits have been . . . .
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, NG8 2AE.
Down the right side of the gallery is the railway display. The name plates from GWR Hall class locomotive Wollaton Hall and LMS City Class locomotive City of Nottingham catch your attention and the cases underneath have items from the days of the Great Central Railway and the imposing Victoria Station. Along . . . .
Old Station Yard Main Rd, Long Hanborough, Witney, OX29 8LA.
When awarding funds for redevelopment of the site, the Heritage Lottery Fund regarded the bus collection as ‘of national importance’. Over 40 vehicles are on display. Most are buses in the ownership of the Museum. Some are privately owned buses on long-term loan for display to the public. In addition there . . . .
Long Wittenham Abingdon Oxon OX14 4QD.
Imagine - a sunny, summer day in the Vale of The White Horse in 1930 when life was more leisurely and the fields and the cottages lay dozing in the heat of the day. Imagine - A branch line of the Great Western Railway, a giant steam-powered locomotive slowly materialises at a tunnel portal and heads across . . . .
The Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL, Mid Wales.
A wide range of early period bicycles are displayed, it is one of the great strengths of the collection, including the following that are worthy of note: A replica Hobby Horse circa 1818, together with a replica Macmillan circa 1839 - 40. A wooden tricycle, which must be one of the very few examples of such . . . .
Bridge Street, Elgin, Moray.
A superb collection of over 40 exhibits from the Moray area, housed in an old airy mill building, originally the Bishop's Mill. The exhibits date from 1904 through to 1960 and include Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Daimler. The Moray Motor Museum also has rare Warrilow and Regal Motor bikes as well as . . . .
Doverhay Garage, High Street Porlock TA24 8PS.
Some 50 years ago Stephen Johns began collecting memorabilia which soon lead to the purchase of his first classic car, a 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25. As time went by the collection increased and when he first moved to Wootton Courtenay seven years ago the collection followed, most vehicles driven here from . . . .
Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH.
The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum, at Sparkford in Somerset is the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 350 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting . . . .
Old Fire Station, West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT.
The Museum was acquired from the City Council and City Fathers in 1982 and was set up as The South Yorkshire Fire Service Historical Society. The building had stood derelict for many years and fire-fighters from the South Yorkshire Brigade began to refurbish the Victorian Police and Fire Station so that a . . . .
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Road South Sheffield S7 2QW.
Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield's industrial story. The displays at the Museum tell that story from the "Little Mester" to mass production, skilled workers, revolutionary processes, quality products, invention and innovation. . . . .
The National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1NG.
Now the National Brewery Centre. Transport played an important part in the evolution of the brewing industry. From horse-drawn drays through to more modern-day vehicles. The Brewing Experience houses a fine collection of vehicles, that includes delivery wagons, fire trucks, a double-decker bus and special . . . .
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft NR33 8BL.
The East Anglia Transport Museum has a wide range of vehicles in its collection that have been collected from a variety of sources. Buses, Trams, Trolleybuses, Steam Rollers, Light Railway Vehicles, Milk Floats, Lorries, Cars, and even a Sinclair C5 go to making up the majority of the collection, although . . . .
Cobham Rd Ipswich, IP3 9JD.
The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk. The Museum houses about 90 vehicles, which are divided into various different types of collection. There is . . . .
Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN.
For three decades this famous racing track, placed like a giant footprint in the Surrey countryside, just 20 miles south west of London, was the centre of British Motor Sport. The two and half mile circuit with its two massive concrete bankings was the very epitome of speed and captured the imagination of . . . .
Cobham Hall, Brooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0QN.
The Museum houses about 30 vehicles, made up mainly of ex-London buses, and associated vehicles. There are also a few privately owned vehicles which do not have any London connection. In addition to vehicles, the Museum contains a number of other transport related items, including a recently restored Leyland . . . .
Alfold Road Dunsfold Surrey GU8 4NP.
The Dunsfold Land Rover Collection started life in 1993, as a progression of a private collection started in 1968 by Brian Bashall and continued today by one of his sons, Philip. The vehicle that started it all was a 1962 ex-military 109-inch APGP wader, after that the collection gradually grew larger. The . . . .
M23 (J11), off the B2110 Lower Beeding, Horsham West Sussex, RH13 6PP.
In addition to the beauty of the gardens there are other attractions including the collection of Victorian Motor Cars which are kept in perfect working order and take part in the annual London to Brighton run; an award winning Bonsai exhibition and the 'Behind the Dolls House' exhibition depicting a country . . . .
Military Vehicle Museum Exhibition Park Pavillion Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4PZ Tyne & Wear England.
A Military Vehicle Museum of WW2 and other militaria created by members of the North East Military Vehicle Club within the historical, last remaining Pavilion of the 1929 North East Coast Exhibition and with the kind co-operation of the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. . . . .
35 Townfield Gdns Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8PY.
Newburn Hall Motor Museum is well known to enthusiasts in the North East and even on the Continent but it may be new to many southerners. Situated in the town of Newburn, to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, the main building is a territorial army drill hall built in 1924 which became derelict in 1977. . . . .
The North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd 8 Seaburn Hill Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR6 8BS.
The North East Bus Preservation Trust (NEBPT) is a group of over 130 bus and coach enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the vehicles and heritage of the North East of England. At the present time the North East Bus Preservation Trust has three buildings used for storage and workshop facilities. The North East . . . .
The Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL, Mid Wales.
A wide range of early period bicycles are displayed, it is one of the great strengths of the collection, including the following that are worthy of note: A replica Hobby Horse circa 1818, together with a replica Macmillan circa 1839 - 40. A wooden tricycle, which must be one of the very few examples of such . . . .
Keeston, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, Wales, SA62 6EJ.
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum was purchased by Mike Richards in April 2000, a well known vintage and veteran car enthusiast. In the museum there are over 40 cars giving a complete history of the motor car, ranging from a 1906 Rover, 6 Horse Power to a modern 1969 Jaguar 'E' type series II, 171 brake horse . . . .
Pendine Carmarthen, SA33 4NY.
Opened in 1996, the Pendine Museum of Speed interprets the Pendine area, focusing on the use of the sands at Pendine for land speed attempts and racing. The main exhibit for the summer season is 'Babs', the motor car used by Parry Thomas on his fatal attempt at the record in 1927. Babs was buried in Pendine . . . .
Banbury Road Gaydon Warwickshire CV35 0BJ.
From the earliest days of the car, more than one hundred years ago, Britain has played a major part in the motor industry. Today, Britain continues to have a vital role in car making and technology in a global market. Using many images from the Heritage Motor Centre Trust’s extensive collections and archive, . . . .
Bridgeness Road Bo'ness EH51 9JR.
After much planning and renovation work to the building the Bo'ness Motor Museum was officially opened at Easter 2004 by Caroline Munro and Shane Rimmer, 2 of the stars of the Bond film, 'The Spy who Loved Me'. But it's more than just a classic car and motor museum The venue is so much more that just a motor . . . .
208-216 Witton Lane, Birmingham, B6 6QE.
Aston Manor Road Transport Museum houses a collection of historic and classic vehicles and related exhibits that will bring back memories of a bygone era. See how transport in the Midlands has evolved from the 1900s to the present day, all in the original setting of a Birmingham Tram Depot. Aston Manor Road . . . .
Tipton Road Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have been moved and authentically rebuilt at the Museum, to create a tribute to the traditional skills and enterprise of the people that once lived in the heart of industrial Britain. Electric tramcars and trolleybuses transport visitors back in time from . . . .
Millennium Place Hales St, Coventry, CV1 1JD.
Motor cars, commercial vehicles, cycles, Motor Cycles, signs, engines, display material, accessories and other related material. The Museum collects, by gift, bequest, purchase or loan, material that portrays the outstanding contribution made by British manufacturers in the development of the world's road . . . .
Browns Lane, Allesley, Coventry CV5 9DR.
Alive for ever. More than 140 historic vehicles form The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Collection. Many are original, just as they left the factory, and fully operational. In a controlled atmosphere, for maximum preservation, each vehicle on display is a living icon of a by-gone era. Each symbolises a significant . . . .
Coventry Road Bickenhill Solihull West Midlands B92 0EJ.
The National Motor Cycle Museum is located in Solihull, close to Coventry and Birmingham. The museum is recognised as the finest and largest motorbike collection in the world. Important and famous machines are forever being added to the collection. It is a place where ‘Legends Live On’ and it is a tribute to . . . .
Amberley, near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.
Amberley Working Museum is a 36 acre open-air museum dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east. Staffed largely by volunteers, the Museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transport-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection & the village garage, to industry-based . . . .
Moorside Road Bradford West Yorkshire BD2 3HP.
Think of industry in Bradford and you think of wool. Think of mills and you think of machinery, steam engines and horses, all of which can be found at Bradford Industrial Museum! Moorside Mills, an original spinning mill, is alive with magnificent machinery which once converted raw wool into the world's best . . . .
7-11 Foundry Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 3HW.
The West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust -- 25 buses available to see - restored to their former glory by a group of dedicated volunteer enthusiasts. A great sign that West Yorkshire is keeping their bus heritage alive. Events and rallies held regularly. Dewsbury Bus Museum is a small band of dedicated . . . .
Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ.
Tolson Memorial Museum Victorian mansion house with collections including: local history, Roman, archaeological, textile, bird, insect, plant, scientific, transport, toys and dolls. Vibrant community exhibition programme. With collections in archaeology, archives, natural sciences, costume and textiles, . . . .
Downside, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0NF.
Situated in Wiltshire, England, the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum is within easy reach of the many ancient attractions (Avebury, Silbury Hill, Stonehenge to name but a few) of this rural part of old England. Although the majority of the collection is Cars, the Museum also houses an impressive collection of . . . .
Hackpen La Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9NS.
The Wroughton 'out station' near Swindon houses the large object store for the Science Museum in London, and holds all the large exhibits that are not on display there. In particular, visitors can see a number of airliners from the Air Transport Collection, plus other large exhibits such as agricultural . . . .
Pickersleigh Road, Great Malvern, Malvern.
Experience the history - visit the Morgan Motor Company museum and discover the fascinating family history, relax and watch the Morgan film, and get up close to the cars of the past, present and . . . .
Waddington Way, just off Aldwarke Lane (A6123) in Aldwarke, Rotherham.
The South Yorkshire Transport Museum (Sheffield Bus Museum) is a non-profit organisation which relies on donations, sponsorship, funding and the help of it's many volunteers to keep it running. A part of history is kept alive through the careful restoration of the vehicles. The Museum is currently home to 50 . . . .
36 High Street Hull HU1 1NQ.
Hull’s unique Museums Quarter - consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler - is simply the best place to start your discovery of historic Hull. Entry into all of our museums is free! You’ll find the Quarter on High Street in the heart of the . . . .
Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU.
The Yorkshire Air Museum has a comprehensive collection of military vehicles, all of which are being restored to original specification and roadworthy condition. You may well see one or two driving around during your visit. The museum houses an Alvis Sracaen armoured personnel carrier, an Austin Champ FV1801 . . . .
Alexandra Mills Alexandra Rd, Batley, WF17 6JA.
The Museum unfortunately closed in January 2010. Over 40 vintage, veteran and classic vehicles. Model aircraft, collection of cycles and on-going restorations. This historic mill holds some of the most magnificent and diverse pieces of motoring genius ever assembled, from the Benz Patent Motor Wagon of 1885 . . . .
Learoyd Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6QA.
The Automobilia Transport Museum in Huddersfield has on display over one hundred vintage and classic vehicles, some of which are for sale. In the same building there are also displays of motorcycles, bicycles, enamel signs, petrol pumps and garage . . . .