Adopt a Book

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Why we need sponsorship

Our books and journals need your support.

Our specialist Reference Library holds one of Europe’s largest collections of motoring publications, covering cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and horse-drawn carriages dating from the 1880s.

It comprises of approximately 6,500 bound volumes of periodicals, 73,000 unbound periodicals, 12,500 books (many of which are out of print or no longer available), 105,000 sale brochures, 30,700 instruction books and workshop manuals, 11,600 event programmes and 2,700 auction catalogues.

Whilst we do everything we can to protect our publications, we are committed to providing access to the full range of our Library Collection which is used and appreciated by the general public, motoring enthusiasts, specialist researchers and journalists. This inevitably leads to wear and tear.

As a charity, with no core government funding, we rely on public and corporate support to help us achieve our ambitious aims and the extensive responsibilities we have as the National Motor Museum.

Your donation will help us repair and replace individual titles, whilst simultaneously starting to digitise whole sections of the Collection as a means of increasing access and reducing physical handling of material.

Benefit Package 

In return for your support, we would like to offer you a range of benefits and, of course, our heartfelt thanks. These are as follows.

Donation Benefits

£25 Your name added to the Reference Library ‘Book of Sponsors’.

£50 As above, plus a personalised certificate with your name and chosen book title.

£100 A copy of a picture from the Photographic Collection in addition to the above.

£200 All of the above, plus a bookplate in the publication of your choice.

How to Adopt a Book 

If you are interested in adopting a specific publication, or would like to discuss the initiative in further detail, simply contact us using the details below or complete this online form.

A selection of titles available for sponsorship can be obtained from the Museum. Alternatively contact us with the title, or subject of the book you would like to sponsor and we will let you know if we have it.

Contact: Partnership Manager

Address: National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Tel: 01590 614634



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