The largest collection of exciting cars you'll find in the whole of the UK makes the British Motor Museum a must-visit haunt for all motor enthusiasts.
The main space is divided into sections. Each one has a theme, e.g. design concepts or sports cars. With over 300 cars in the museum, they needed an interesting arrangement system, after all, and the layout of the centre shows the cars off at their best.
To get to the central arena, however, you walk through a section filling in more of the history of cars. This includes older models and information panels, but also a mockup garage alongside a discussion of just what a garage is: a place to keep your car, buy a car, or get a car fixed.
One MG has been sawn in half so that you can see how a car is built. Which bit of an engine goes where? What is going on in the carriage? It's a great chance to see 'under the bonnet' in a different way.
Walk through the middle of a car to investigate its insides
Around the edge of the central area is a timeline of cars, showcasing models from different eras. These give a great visual representation of the flow of change and fashion. One classic is a car used by Her Majesty the Queen, with a tax disk from 1987 - these are real cars, used by real people.
There is a whole family activity area, which includes activities on a range of different aspects of car mechanics, as well as just some fun cars to push around. Learn about gears, suspension and steering in an area slightly partitioned off, and so easy to keep hold of a child in.