The Haynes International Motor Museum, near Yeovil in Somerset, contains nearly 500 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia.The museum is divided into 15 distinct sections. The Dawn of Motoring - Covering the period of up to 1908 - Examples: 1898 Daimler Wagonette ("Fiery Liz") / Replica Barsanti and Matteucci engine. Veteran and Vintage - A collection of cosmopolitan transport styles - Examples: 1905 Daimler Detachable Top Limousine / 1903 Darracq Type L. Wheels Around the World - Every nation has been touched by the motor car, a collection of foreign cars - Examples: 1975 Bricklin SVI - Canada / 1959 Gaz M-13 Chaika - Soviet Union (Russia). Minis and Micros - From the small to the very small, with their quirky yet somehow endearing features - Examples: 1965 Morris Mini MK2 cutaway / 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Classic. Great British Marques - Marques from exciting and glamorous days gone by - Examples: 1965 Jaguar E Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe / 1982 Aston Martin Lagonda Series II.
Custom and Bespoke - Featuring looks, speed and performance - Examples: 1958 split screen Morris Minor can (ex-Post Office) / 1941 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Custom Pick Up. The American Dream - Wings, fins and lots of chrome - Examples: 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Bodied Tourster / 1936 Auburn 852. Motorcycle Mezzanine - Split into two parts: Part 1 - British and world motorycles, Part 2: Forshaw Speedway Collection and the Harley Viewing Gallery (panoramic test track viewing window). Examples: 1914 BSA Flat Tank / 1965 Honda CB72. Supercar Century - A display of top end, high powered sportscars through the ages. Examples: 1961 replica Jaguar XKSS / 1995 Jaguar XJ220. Hall of Motorsport - Depicting the varied disciplines of motorsport - Example: 1950 Healey Silverstone. The Morris Garages - This important exhibition of Britain's oldest and most prolific motor manufacturers covering the Morris Story - Examples: 1930 MG M Type Midget / 1917 Morris Cowley. Memory Lane - Take a walk down Memory Lane... how many of these cars do you recognise? - Examples: 1965 Ford Cortina Mk1 / 1950 Rover 75.
Travelling in Style: Luxury Cars - As long as the motor car has existed, and buyers are willing to pay for them, there have been luxury cars - Examples: 1957 Bentley S1 / 2008 Bentley Continental GT Convertible. Ferrari: The Man, The Machine, The Myth - Ferraris are exclusive, expensive to buy, run and certain models are highly collectable among the 'Cognoscenti' - Examples: 2000 Ferrari 360 F1 Modena Spyder / 1980 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer. The Red Room - Beautiful red sports cars from around the world - Examples: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible / 1959 Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite. The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. The museum has two push along wheelchairs and two electric mobility scooters that can be reserved for use whilst visiting. To book these facilities please call the Museum reception - 01963 440804. There are dedicated parking bays in the car park for wheelchair users. There are accessible toilets within the main foyer and in the museum. There are unisex baby changing facilities located in the toilets within the main foyer and in the museum toilets. They welcome guide dogs. There are grass areas outside for them; a member of staff will assist you if you require water. Carers are charged the concessionary rate.
Location : Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH
Transport: Castle Cary (National Rail) then taxi. Bus Routes : 1 (local bus) stops outside.
Opening Times : Daily 09:30 - 17:30
Tickets : Adults £13.95; Concessions £11.95; Children £8.25
Tel: 01963 440 804