|Haynes International Motor Museum|
Layout[edit | edit source]
The museum is divided into ten themed halls.
- Hall one includes exhibits dating from before 1910 including a 1900 Clement 2.25 hp Voiturette and a 1910 Renault Twin Cylinder AX.
- Hall two, The Red Room, contains red sports cars from around the world including a 1981 Lamborghini Countach and a 1965 AC Cobra.
- Hall three includes a wide range of cars from a 1953 Morris Minor to a 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche.
- Halls four and five cover British and American classic cars, from a 1965 Morris Mini Cooper to a 1959 Cadillac Sedan de Ville and 1965 Jaguar E-Type. Pride of place in the American collection is a 1931 Duesenberg J Derham bodied Tourster, one of only eight built.
- Hall six focuses on speedway motorcycles
- Hall seven depicts varied disciplines of motorsport including a 1996 Ferrari Formula 1 Type F310 (DC) and 1926 Bugatti Type 35B.
- Hall eight covers British cars.
- Hall nine covers British motorcycles, including rare models by BSA and Norton
- Hall ten has cars built since 1980.
The museum also has a small military vehicle collection displayed outdoors, Autogame Experience including penny arcade games of the 1950s & 1960s, retro 1980s classics and 1990s favourites such as 'Sega Rally' and Michael Schumacher's Formula One 1996 Ferrari F310 show car.
In September 2007, it hosted the tenth World Forum for Motor Museums annual conference, and regularly hosts conferences for organisations outside the motor industry, such as the local NFU branch meeting.
In early 2011 permission was granted to modernise and extend the visitor facilities, with a new shop, expanded catering facilities and new entrance area to be constructed. work commenced in September 2011 with completion scheduled for the 2013 season. During the works some of the halls have been condensed to allow the entrance and cafe to be relocated temporarily.
The collection[edit | edit source]
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The collection ranges from exotic Super cars such as a McLaren down to humble family cars from around the world such as a Trabant. Some of the vehicles are on long term loan from private owners, with others available for hire for events such as weddings or film & promotional work. A lot of the vehicles are run on the museums own test track for events
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See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Haynes International Motor Museum, Registered Charity no. 292048 at the Charity Commission
- "Red is the colour". BBC Somerset (17 September 2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-25.
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