The British Motor Museum at Gaydon in South Warwickshire tells the story of Britain’s motor industry. At its heart is a collection of over 400 British cars from many of the UK’s motor manufacturers dating from the late 1800s all the way up to the present day. From the unique to the every-day; from prototype to production and from record-breakers to race-car winners, the collection offers an important insight into Britain’s industrial heritage and the people within it. The motor car is one of the most ubiquitous machines on our planet, changing it for the good and the not-so-good. Alongside the vehicle collection is one of the world’s most important motoring and industrial archives, with over a million images, historical documents and hours of film covering every aspect of the making and selling of the motor car.
Nowhere in Britain is more important to the motor industry than the Midlands. From the very start, this area has been the hub of automotive production and continues to be so in the modern world, despite the many changes that the car and the industry has experienced over the past 130 years.
Volunteers are vital to helping the British Motor Museum share these stories with both their enthusiasm for the collections and their passion for engaging with visitors.