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The Collections

About the Collections

The Designated Collections at the National Motor Museum tell the story of motoring in Britain from the earliest pioneering times to the present day.


Spanning the entire history of motoring and motorcycling on the roads and race tracks of Britain, from family cars to Formula One.

Motoring Objects

Over 46,000 items representing all aspects of motoring, from priceless car mascots and historic clothing to traffic lights and klaxon horns.

Photographic Collection

A vast and unique visual resource, illustrating all aspects of motoring from sport and leisure to coachbuilding and manufacturing.

Reference Library

Motoring information contained in thousands of period journals and the latest magazines, rare books, manufacturers' brochures and manuals.

Motoring Archives

Original documents revealing fascinating insights into the organisations and personalities who have created our motoring heritage.

Film and Video Collection

A wide range of moving images and sound recordings capturing motoring action from the early 1900s to the present day.

Shell Heritage Art Collection

One of the most important collections of commercial art, featuring the work of well-known British artists from the 1900s to 1980s.

Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection

Illustrating the long history of the Caravan and Motorhome Club from the pioneering days of leisure caravanning to the present.

Search the Collections

In this growing area of the website, browse selected parts of all Collections at the National Motor Museum.


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