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Museum - Transport, £6-£13


Heritage Motor Centre

Heritage Motor Centre


John Bishop

01926 645032


Banbury Road,
CV35 0BJ


The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars.
Conveniently located just 5 minutes off junction 12 of the M40 in Warwickshire, its exciting and interactive exhibitions uncover the story of the British motor industry from the 1890's to the present day.

Whether you are young or old, there is sure to be a car in the museum's collection of over 250, that you will recognise, be it reminiscing over the first car you ever drove or owned such as the Mini, Metro, Cortina, Morris Minor or the cars you aspire to like the Aston Martin or Bentley.

For 2012 visitors to the Heritage Motor Centre will be able to see a collection of ten Jaguar Heritage vehicles representing some of Jaguar's finest sports car and racing history from Saturday 21 July. The display will enable fans of Jaguar to see and admire some of these beautiful iconic models.

This exciting collection ranges from a 1938 SS100 to a Jaguar Formula One racer from the 2000 season. Other models include the 1951 XK120 that was driven continuously for seven days and seven nights at Monthléry, the 1954 D-type and 1988 XJR-9 Le Mans cars, the unique XJ13 and the XJ220 concept car. Other models on display include a Mark ll (Coombs), E-type Group 44 and XJS TWR. Many of the models are original and fully operational, just as they left the factory.

The collection represents an exciting addition from one of Britain's most iconic marques to the HMC's already comprehensive display of classic British cars.

The Centre offers discounted entry for pre booked groups of 12 or more, along with organiser and driver benefits, café discounts, a personalised guided tour and ample free coach parking.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Bus no. 77 goes from Leamington Spa to the Centre, see www.stagecoachbus.com for the timetable.

Opening details

10:00 - 17:00 Daily
Closed 24th December - 1st January inclusive


Group size: 12+
Adult £8.00
Child £8.00
Concession £8.00

Minimum 12

Education Groups:
Education packages are available for children and students of all ages. Rates start from £5 per student. Contact our Education Officer for more details - 01926 645029

General Groups:
Discounted entry for pre booked groups of 12 or more - £8 and includes organiser and driver benefits, café discounts, a personalised guided tour and ample free coach parking


See location of British Motor Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 358543  Lat: 52.18614 Long: -1.47703

The British Motor Museum can be easily reached by following signs off Junction 12 of the M40. The centre is situated off the B4100 on the Banbury to Warwick road within half a mile of Gaydon village.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Bus from Leamington station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Bus no. 77 goes from Leamington Spa to the Centre, see www.stagecoachbus.com for the timetable.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


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