How convenient. Right after I take the Aston Martin Factory tour in Gaydon, Warwickshire, I find the Heritage Motor Museum right next door. So naturally, I pop in for a look around.
To be fair, the Heritage Motor Centre isn’t just a museum. Since they’re also right next to the Jaguar Land Rover offices and test track, they offer a Land Rover Experience, allowing you to ride in (£7) or drive (£75) a Land Rover over their purpose-built multi-terrain track. For the kids, they have a go kart track (£3,) and an educational driving program for the teens learning how to drive (£45.)
The museum is the main attraction, though, and quite a thorough one at that. Focusing on British cars, obviously, it contains nearly 300 cars within the building, and in addition to the permanent exhibitions in place, they host temporary displays from time to time, adding to the collection.
I’ll go over a few of the museum’s highlights below, then include a photo gallery of most of the museum below that. Be patient – this article contains a lot of pictures.
Upon walking inside, here’s the first car that catches my attention:
2004 MG X-Power SV
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, DB AR1, and V12 Vantage RS Concept
2001 Land Rover Defender from the movie Tomb Raider
1995 Land Rover from Judge Dredd
1908 Austin Grand Prix race car
1935 Austin Seven & 1925 Morris Oxford
2005 Aston Martin DBR9
1969 Lotus Seven S3
MGs EX135 EX179 and EX181
1965 Triumph Vitesse, 1971 Rover, 1951 Austin A90 Atlantic, & 1953 Vauxhall
1964 Jaguar E-Type
FAB 1 Thunderbirds Limo
1955 Austin A90 Westminster, 1969 Range Rover, & 1949 Land Rover Series 1
The Heritage Motor Museum is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.
Adults – £11
Children (5-16) – £8
Children (under 5) – FREE
Concessions – £9
Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) – £34
Heritage Motor Centre
Check out the photo gallery below, which include many of the other cars.