The museum is packed to the rafters with memorabilia from years gone by, with everything from motoring-related items to vintage Art Deco and a few surprises along the way. There are display cases crammed with practical items like spark plugs, brake-fluid tins and carbide pots, to name just a few, and we have a whole range of free gifts from companies like Esso and BP, who in their time gave out everything from pen-knives and children’s games to smoking kits and playing cards to advertise themselves. Being surrounded by all these objects gives you a real sense of the excitement that once typified the golden age of motoring.
Alongside the museum’s motoring showcase, we have a large collection of collectables, vintage clothing, cameras and picnic and crockery sets, including our 1920s Art Deco racing-car teapots.
This eclectic collection also includes the glass globes which used to light up manufacturer’s logos atop petrol pumps, hand-operated pumps, brightly coloured petrol cans, a canoe, gramophones, televisions, model aeroplanes and a plethora of cycles from tandems to circus bikes hanging above your head.
Cotswold Motoring Museum is a great family day out! A family of four (two adults and two children) can visit the museum for just £18.75