Collections

The Cotswold Motoring Museum car collection is full of antique and classic cars you had, and cars you only dreamt of owning! Can you spot the vintage car you learnt to drive in, or our 1970s caravan where you spent your long summer holidays?

Not only do we have our classic cars on our motoring museum database for you to admire, we have the details of all our motorbikes and caravans available too.

 

Mill Gallery

The gallery is bulging with great vehicles, quaint caravans, motoring curiosities, and enamel signs. There are showcases packed with memorabilia, so look high and low, every corner is filled. It is here that you will find Brum. He lives in the Museum and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken, so don’t forget your camera.

Blacksmiths

The sounds and smells of a blacksmith’s workshop bring to life a world that was rapidly moving away from the four legged horse and towards the four stroke engine.

The firm of Alldays can be traced back to 1780, while Onions had been operating since 1625. Alldays and Onions made bellows, anvils, vices and tools for the blacksmith trade.

Windrush Alley

Take an enchanting look at motoring from street level. The Boneshaker, Penny-Farthing, and safety bicycles share the road with a horse drawn carriage and cars. There are chickens and even an Italian ‘mouse’ - can you spot it? Motorsport makes a muddy splash with a 1964 MG 1100 and a Levis motorcycle from the days of motorcycle football.

Jack Lakes Garage

Small country garages opened up and down the land to serve the needs of the early motorist. This captivating story is told through Bourton’s very own pioneer mechanic.

Paved Paradise

The colours, shapes and textures evoke nostalgia for the funky 1960s and 70s. This is the coolest scene in town.

Guest Car Gallery

This regularly changing exhibition takes a sideways look at some of the 20th century’s motoring icons. Past exhibitions include, ‘Wallace and Gromit and the Revenge of the Were-rabbit’, ‘Quadrophenia’ and ‘You’re the one that I want’ a 1970s extravaganza. The current exhibition is ‘Racing Hero’ with James Hunt’s last F1 car.