The National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum Trust (NMMT) at Beaulieu is a charitable organisation, dedicated to preserving and promoting motoring history. Its world famous collection of vehicles and associated motoring items has been awarded Designated status by Arts Council England.

Over 48,000 objects, 45,000 films, 1 million images and 290,000 items in the Reference Library, combine to help us tell motoring stories from the past to the present. The award winning Education Department delivers formal learning sessions to school groups, as well as project based outreach work which utilises the eclectic collections material. 

The NMMT provides a Motoring Research Service, which draws upon all collection resources to respond to enquiries from across the world. Working in partnership with other museums and organisations, we share our knowledge of motoring history and collections care, as well as delivering audience-focussed outcomes. 

It is the vision of the NMMT to be the best, most representative and accessible collection of motor vehicles, motoring artefacts and archives telling the story of motoring in Britain. 

The National Motor Museum is open to the public 364 days each year and attracts around 340,000 visitors annually. 


The National Motor Museum
SO42 7ZN
Opening Times
Open every day except Christmas Day. Summer: 10am - 6pm (28 May - 25 Sept) Winter: 10am - 5pm (26 Sept - 26 May)