Time to remember

Get up close with the displays to see how an engine works or try sitting on a vintage bus, feel these classic vehicles come to life.

World War One - 100 Years On.

Join us while commemorating 100 years since the start of the first world war with special events and displays.

Our Popemobile was built for a Saint!

Pope John Paul II was declared a saint on Sunday 27 April 2014 making our museum’s Popemobile even more special.
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From model exhibitions to specialist group meetings and ghost nights
Browse Our Restored image catalogue

Browse Our Restored image catalogue

There are hundreds of images to choose from
Our gift shop has a wide selection of gifts

Our gift shop has a wide selection of gifts

Our gift shop has a wide selection of gifts for you to choose from

We invite you to visit one of the finest motor museums in europe.

You Will Be Amazed!

VENTURE BACK IN TIME.

Admire horse-drawn vehicles from the 1880s and learn how they gave way first to steam driven, then petrol & diesel powered motor lorries & buses. Perhaps remember times when garages might have just a single fuel pump, and someone would come out to serve you petrol at less than 4 shillings a gallon!

WANDER AT WILL.

Take your time & enjoy being able to move easily between exhibits to inspect them from all sides.

- Walk freely around over 60 historic vehicles - walkways have few roped-off areas and are wheelchair friendly, enabling visitors to get really close to early steam wagons; vintage fire-engines; double-deck & single-deck buses.

CLIMB ABOARD.

We don't expect you to just stand and observe from a distance!

- See how many improvements have been made to make life easier and safer on the roads today.

- Get behind the wheel of a vintage lorry or experience the comforts of a modern truck cab.

- Admire the Pope-mobile, a specially built vehicle for Pope Paul's visit in 1982.

- And children love our vintage fire engines with their big brass bells.

LISTEN TO & WATCH.

We help bring to life times past, and create an entertaining atmosphere.

- Hear marching soldiers and then the boom of big guns from the World War 1 ‘Sound & Light’ display.

- A fairground organ pipes melodies which gets toes tapping and frequently brings back nostalgic memories.

- Bells ring out from fire-engines rushing to an emergency call.

- Relax in the cinema to watch films from our archives.

- And then, our guides too have many interesting tales to tell!