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Discover an extensive collection of motoring memorabilia and toys from the 20th century at Cotswold Motoring Museum. The museum features a large collection of vintage and classic cars and motorcycles, campers, and original enamel motoring signs. Listen for period music as you peruse photos and items from past eras, most notably the extensive toy collection. Housed in the museum is "Brum," from the popular BBC children's television series; you can make a brass-rubbing of the car as a souvenir. The museum also displays periodically changing motoring exhibitions. Don't be fooled by the appearance: The museum is much larger than it seems from the outside. Before you head to Bourton-on-the-Water, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner, to make sure you see all that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer, including Cotswold Motoring Museum.
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Cotswold Motoring Museum reviews
It was a lovely run museum great staff at reception and a good price we all enjoyed it very much my daughter loved finding brum and to top it off it’s set in a beautiful village so it’s a must if...
It was a lovely run museum great staff at reception and a good price we all enjoyed it very much my daughter loved finding brum and to top it off it’s set in a beautiful village so it’s a must if... more »
As some others have commented, this is a lovely little museum and totally unspoilt. It is a real treasure trove of all sorts of memorabilia associated with the motoring world. There are some...
As some others have commented, this is a lovely little museum and totally unspoilt. It is a real treasure trove of all sorts of memorabilia associated with the motoring world. There are some... more »
This is a must if visiting Bourton on Water especially if you are interested in cars. We spent a good hour or more in here, it is very well laid out. For me it was very special as it had all of my...
This is a must if visiting Bourton on Water especially if you are interested in cars. We spent a good hour or more in here, it is very well laid out. For me it was very special as it had all of my... more »
This museum packs in a lot within a medium floor plan - and had loads of cars, signs, and trinkets around, to where it was hard to know where to look! It was a very eclectic collection that included cars, motorcycles, caravans, bicycles, photos, toys, and more. There was really good signage that gave details on the car model, previous owners, key changes or tech, and a few jokes or quizzes throughout that gave a humorous or interactive touch. If you want a quick browse through allow around 30 minutes, though you could likely spend a few hours if wanting to look at the many items in detail. It's a very reasonable price so worth a brief browse if cars are of interest and you're nearby.
We haven't been here for 30 odd years, when our children were little. It was great more rooms have been added on with a lot of interesting exhibits. So much to see. A truly lovely little village museum and of course home to Little Brum. Great entry price too.
We really enjoyed this visit as a family for totally different reasons! I was interested in the history, my husband loved the motors, and my son loved the numerous play points (fantastic for keeping little hands off the displays!) I personally couldn’t find all of the gnomes (if you know, you know)!
What a wonderful museum to visit. There is so much to look at in there, we spent a good few hours making sure to take everything in. There was even things to do while you're going round like quizzes and spotting little hidden things. Such wonderful history kept, and even history of Brum. I would highly recommend visiting if you ever get the chance.
Such a great little museum. Walking through the different eras of cars, motorbikes, carts and caravans. Certainly a nostalgic feel about it. Very reasonably priced at £7.50 per person, if that was in london and for the amount you see and the collections they have you would easily be looking at £25 admission. Loved the little animated models working away in their workshops. Superb little place, well worth a visit!
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