Haynes Motor Museum, celebrated for its fantastic collection of classic cars and automotive history, furthers its partnership with The British Motor Show in 2024, becoming the Official Education Partner.
As Education Partner, Haynes Motor Museum will work closely with The British Motor Show to ensure that every visitor leaves the event entertained and having learned something new that can be applied to their everyday motoring lives. Haynes will be delivering sessions in both The IMI Tech Hub and also on the new Motors Kids Stage in 2024, all designed to answer visitors questions about motoring and help put visitors in the driving seat when it comes to buying or maintaining their cars.
A standout feature of this partnership will be the return of the immensely popular “Car Maintenance For Kids” sessions, a highlight of the 2023 show. These sessions promise to engage and educate the younger generation of automotive enthusiasts and future drivers
Can’t wait until August to get your Automotive fix? Discover the UK’s biggest collection of cars at Haynes Motor Museum, featuring more than 300 rare, unique, classic, iconic and historic vehicles from around the world. Opened in 1985, the Museum was the brainchild of John Haynes OBE, mastermind behind the world-famous Haynes car manuals, the global go-to guide for car and motorbike owners. Haynes manuals revolutionised the approach to vehicle maintenance making it accessible to everyone: amateur or professional, novice or expert.
The museum aims to emulate John Haynes’ enduring vision creating a greater depth of insight into every aspect of the motorised world in a clear and engaging way, with the collection providing a fascinating insight into automotive history and science, as well as highlighting the key role the car has played in society for more than a century.
Housed within 15 exhibition areas, its vast collection spans everything from the birth of motoring and nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s, to glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces and stunning modern super cars. Marvel at some of the most extraordinary vehicles ever built including an incredibly rare 1931 Duesenberg Model J, a favourite of the Museum’s founder John Haynes OBE – only eight were built and it’s valued in excess of £12m!. Or you can feel the need for speed with a Williams Formula 1 car driven by racing legend Nigel Mansell and the iconic Eighties super car, the Lamborghini Countach. Don’t miss the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT, one of the most classic profiles in sports car history, or travel back in time to the birth of motoring with a 19th century Benz Patent Motorwagen, the world’s first motorised vehicle.
The Museum has recently received official museum accreditation as part of a national scheme which recognises well run museums and galleries. It also operates as a registered charity.
As well as a leading visitor attraction, the museum is also home to Haynes Heritage Engineering where a highly experienced team of workshop staff work on veteran, vintage, classic and modern vehicles for both the Museum as well as national and international clients.
There’s state of the art Venue Hire facilities which can cater for groups from 10 to up to 300 and are ideal for conferences, events and parties for organisations outside the motor industry, as well as car clubs, manufacturers and dealers.
Both Museum and non-Museum visitors can enjoy Café 750, named after John Hayne’s first manual on the Austin 750 Special which serves freshly cooked food, drinks and snacks.
With its dedicated Education Centre, the Museum offers an excellent schools programme, providing curriculum based Education workshops and programmes on history topics and STEM subjects.
There’s a packed events programme throughout the year including special tours, talks, temporary exhibitions and activities for families, children and enthusiasts alike. The Museum is also the venue for the now-famous Haynes Breakfast Club on the 1st Sunday of the month. The very first Haynes Breakfast Club started with just 35 cars. Since then, it has grown hugely in popularity, with up to a thousand vehicles, each month with its own theme.