British Motor Museum Re-opens Along with New Collections Centre
Article posted on: 15th February 2016
The new British Motor Museum, formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre, officially opened its doors on Saturday 13 February.
The new museum is visually more exciting with immersive displays of British motoring history, designed to appeal to both current fans as well as new audiences.
Also opening on Saturday was the new Collections Centre, allowing public access for the first time to an extra 250 cars from the reserve collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.
The new Collections Centre is a 4500m2 building storing cars from the reserve collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (c. 150 cars) and the Jaguar Heritage Trust (c. 100 cars).
Work commenced on site back in January 2015 with Clancy Consulting appointed to provide engineering consultancy services for the Civil, Structural and Mechanical and Electrical works.
The £4 million project received grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, along with funding from Jaguar Land Rover, The Garfield Weston Foundation as well as both Trusts.