Classic Car Museum Guide: Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Machinery

Classic Car Museum Guide: Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Machinery

by Lance Cole


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A new, comprehensive guide to motoring and transport museums offering a fresh conversation on their role and the portrayal of our motoring history.

Written by a long-established motoring writer with wide experience of driving and the fettling of old cars all over the world.

This new motor museum companion includes: British motoring and transport museums guide via descriptions and photographs. 90 British museums described.

Comprehensive world motor museum listing: over 350 global museums cited. Out-takes from visits to selected overseas museums. Provides a glossary of old-car/motorcycle terms and types to assist the museum visitor and old car enthusiast. Discusses the museum culture and its new age.

Visits to many museums by the author were self-funded: he paid his own way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526735874
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/20/2020
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lance Cole has been an automotive and aviation writer for over 25 years and is internationally published and syndicated. A former Sir William Lyons Scholar, and national press columnist, Lance is the author of over a dozen books and is also a trained designer, photographer and illustrator.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8

Introduction 9

1 Motoring Museum Essentials 28

2 The Art of the Visit 60

3 The Museums 71

Aerospace Bristol 72

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre 73

Anglesey Transport Museum 73

Anson Engine Museum 74

Aston Martin Heritage Trust 75

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum 77

Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum 79

Beamish Museum 79

Bentley (W.O.) Memorial Foundation 80

Betws-Y-Coed Motor Museum 80

Bexhill Museum 80

Bicester Heritage / Bicester Motion 81

Biggar Albion Foundation/Museum 82

Birmingham Science Museum 'Thinktank' 82

Bo'ness Motor Museum 83

British Commercial Vehicle Museum 84

British Motor Museum 85

Brooklands Museum 88

Bubble Car Museum 94

Bugatti Trust (The) 94

Caister Castle Museum 114

Canvey Island Transport Museum (Castle Point) 114

Jim Clark Museum 115

Cloverlands Model Car Museum 115

Craven Motorcycle Museum 116

Crich Tramway Museum 116

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection 117

Coventry Transport Museum 118

David Brown Tractor Museum 118

David Coulthard Museum 119

David Silver Honda Collection 119

Design Museum London 120

Dover Transport Museum 120

Dundee Transport Museum 121

Dunsfold Collection (The) 121

Ferguson Family Museum 122

Filching Manor Motor Museum (Foulkes Halbard Collection) 122

Ford Heritage Centre 124

Glenluce Motor Museum 124

Gloucester Museum & Archives/Gloucester heritage 125

Grampian Transport Museum 125

Haynes International Motor Museum 126

History on Wheels Museum 132

Ipswich Transport Museum 133

Isle of Man Motor Museum (Cunningham Collection) 134

Jurby Transport Museum 135

Lakeland Motor Museum 135

Llangollen Motor Museum 137

Lanchester Museum, Library & Archive 137

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum 138

London Bus Preservation Trust (Museum) 139

Maldon Museum of Power 140

Manx Transport Heritage Motor Museum 141

Milestones Museum 141

Moray Motor Museum 142

Murrays Motorcycle Museum 143

Museum of Lincoln Life 143

Museum of Liverpool (Transport) 144

Museum of Transport Manchester (GMTS) 144

Myreton Motor Museum 145

National Motor Museum Beaulieu (The) 164

National Motorcycle Museum 170

National Museum Cardiff 172

National Trust Carriage Museum (The) 173

Northwest Museum of Road Transport 173

North Yorkshire Motor Museum (Matthewsons) 174

Oakham Treasures Tractor & Farm Museum (Bristol) 175

On Your Marques 175

Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Motors Museum 176

Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum (The) 177

Patrick Collection (The) 178

Riverside Museum of Transport (Glasgow) 178

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Museum 180

Sammy Miller Museum 181

Scaleby Hill Vintage Motorcycle Museum/Mike Barry Museum 183

Science Museum (The) 183

Science Museum Wroughton 185

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum (The) 186

Shuttleworth Collection (The) 186

South Yorkshire Transport Museum 189

Stanford Hall (Motorcycle) Museum 189

Streetlife Museum of Transport 190

Stonehurst Farm Motor Museum 191

Studio434 191

Swansea Bus Museum 192

Ulster Transport Museum 193

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport 194

Williams F1 Museum/Conference Centre 195

Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway 196

Wythall Transport Museum 196

4 Beyond Britain 209

Bibliography 240

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