THE NEW look British Motor Museum has opened its doors following a £1.1million refurbishment.
Previously known as the Heritage Motor Centre, the Gaydon museum is now a modern and immersive display of British motoring history, with themed zones, including ones for Design & Concepts, Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Cars, Motor Sport, and Film & TV cars.
Many of the displays are on raised plinths, including a series of Land Rovers on an all-terrain ‘mountain’, and visitors can also now stroll along the Time Road, while touch screens provide interactive interpretation telling the cars’ stories in more detail.
MP Gavin Williamson, a British car enthusiast, had the honour of opening the museum.
He said: “I feel very privileged to unveil the new look British Motor Museum as I have loved classic cars since my father took me to the British Motor Show as a child.
“The British Motor Museum is instrumental in enabling visitors to learn more about the past, present and future of the British motor industry, its technology and its people.
“With the exciting improvements and enhancements now made, the museum can now be counted as being amongst the best motor museums in the world.”
The new collections centre has also opened giving visitors access for the first time to an additional 250 cars from the reserve collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.
Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk for further details.