National Motor Museum Beaulieu

National Motor Museum Beaulieu
National Motor Museum Beaulieu –
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From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, the world-famous National Motor Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia in the world.

From legendary F1 cars and land speed record breakers for the speed freaks, to incredible examples of pioneering motoring for the history-buffs. If you time it right you’ll hear vehicles starting up and daily tours will give you more of an insight into the vehicles on display.

If you would like a site / source added to our curation you can request this by visiting our contact page here.

  • Count’s record-breaking Babs joins Chitty exhibition
    The iconic Land Speed Record breaker Babs that inspired Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has joined the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition in the National Motor Museum. The incredible machine, known as Chitty Bang Bang IV, was the creation of racing driver Count Louis Zborowski ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Beaulieu’s Simply Smart rounds off successful rally season
    As many as 132 cheeky Smart cars motored into Beaulieu for Simply Smart with a colourful line-up as a fitting finale to a successful year of Simply rallies. The popular gathering of much-loved city cars saw examples of the sought-after Smart Roadster park-up alongside ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-11-12
  • The 2018 National Motor Museum Trust Prize Draw
    The National Motor Museum Trust prize draw took place on 9th November 2018, with Lord Montagu on hand to oversee proceedings and draw the winning tickets. This year's star prize, a Fiat 500C, was won by ticket number 3150. The runner-up prize of a seat in a Trust car on the ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-11-09
  • New Simply rallies in 2019 events calendar
    The 2019 events line-up has been confirmed with the announcement of new Simply rallies joining the calendar of award-winning events. Simply Mercedes will build on the growing success of Beaulieu’s popular Simply range of rallies, which celebrate car marques from Ford to Porsche in the grounds ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-11-08
  • Countdown to Christmas at Beaulieu
    There is just over a fortnight to go until the stunning new illuminated Christmas trail is unveiled at Beaulieu. Preparations are underway for the week-long installation, which will see over 1 million lights artfully placed throughout the grounds of the New Forest attraction. From 23 November ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-11-05
  • Lotus designer’s personal collection is donated to the National Motor Museum Trust
    An important personal collection of drawings and documents by Lotus sports car designer and inventor Ron Hickman has been donated to the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu. More than 100 sketches and concept drawings, as well as numerous reference photographs and documents have been donated ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-11-01
  • Montagu panto rehearsals for Victorian Christmas
    Montagu family pantomime rehearsals will be part of Beaulieu’s Victorian Christmas celebrations bringing the ancestral home of Palace House to life for the festive season from December 22nd - January 6th. Daytime visitors can join the Montagu family, played by costumed actors, as they rehearse Aladdin ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-10-23
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years preview launch
    At Beaulieu’s preview launch of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years, Lord Montagu and celebrity guest Adrian Hall (who played Jeremy in the film) recreated a scene from the film as they emerged out of the garage in Chitty in the National Motor Museum – while a cast of 30 ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Child Catcher’s carriage joins Beaulieu’s Chitty exhibition
    The original Child Catcher carriage from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be on display for the first time in the UK at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu to celebrate the golden anniversary of the film. The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition opens on October 20th. ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-10-11
  • Shell poster revealed to celebrate Beaulieu 25th anniversary
    Shell has unveiled a new poster featuring Beaulieu as a great British destination, to celebrate 25 years of the Shell Heritage Art Collection at the National Motor Museum Trust. Wimbledon College of Art MA Painting student Denise Harrison was awarded the commission to produce the poster ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-10-10
  • Boot full of spooky superstition found on Beaulieu Estate
    An antique boot with a spooky supernatural purpose has been discovered, after being hidden for generations inside the structure of a house on the Beaulieu Estate. A relic of the superstitious days of old, a boot or shoe was thought to have warded off witches and evil spirits. ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Medieval banquets return for Christmas
    Medieval banquets are returning to Beaulieu with the revival of a tradition in the historic Abbey Domus this Christmas. In this photo from the Seventies, Edward, Lord Montagu and Fiona, Lady Montagu enjoy medieval-style dining in the Domus Edward, Lord Montagu and Fiona, Lady ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-10-03
  • Big small car gathering for Beaulieu’s Simply Smart
    Tiny, cheeky and colourful, the much-loved Smart car will be the star of Beaulieu’s eighth Simply Smart on Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, with a cheerful line-up that will delight every fan of these cult modern classics. Owners will be making the smart choice and driving across ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Beaulieu launches Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition
    To celebrate the golden half century of one of the world’s favourite films Beaulieu is to launch its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition which can be seen in the National Motor Museum from October 20th. The exhibition will tell the story of Chitty as ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-20
  • Preparations underway for first Christmas at Beaulieu
    Preparations are underway for the new magical illuminated Christmas trail at Beaulieu as the medieval grounds of the abbey and Palace House are transformed from 23 November – 30 December. Specially designed for all the family to enjoy, Christmas at Beaulieu features a mile-long illuminated path ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-17
  • New sprite joins mythical woodland creatures
    If you go down to Mill Pond Walk you’re sure of a big surprise, with the arrival of a larger-than-life woodland sprite which is the latest in a series of mythical tree carvings from ancient folklore. With pointy ears, travelling cape and hand outstretched to greet ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-13
  • Workshop Apprentice Blog – Part III
    Over a year since her appointment as apprentice in the National Motor Museum workshop, Emily Leese has been making sterling progress with her training. Heavily involved with many of the projects that have been tackled by the workshop team, she has also made great strides forward with the academic side ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-05
  • Bidding excitement and bargains at International Autojumble
    More than 34,000 enthusiasts enjoyed a sunny festival-feel weekend packed with automotive bargains and exciting auction bidding at Beaulieu International Autojumble. Event-goers hunted for treasures across more than 2,000 stands at the event on September 1st and 2nd, while historic vehicles went under the hammer at ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-03
  • Palace House Blog – September 2018
    Hidden under the floorboards of a property on the Beaulieu Estate, workers found a solitary old boot.... but does this humble item hide supernatural secrets? Beneath the floorboards of an old Beaulieu Estate property, lying undiscovered in the darkness, a solitary boot was found during recent ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-09-03
  • Beaulieu fantasy and folklore at harvest themed half-term
    Autumnal fantasy and folklore are part of harvest-themed celebrations with Halloween ghost stories, crafts and activities at Beaulieu this October half-term from 20th - 28th. Get into the spirit of the season with harvest festival-themed decorations in the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House. Then ... read more
    Source: National Motor Museum BeaulieuPublished on 2018-08-30
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