Cotswold Motoring Museum
& Toy Collection
The Old Mill
Gloucestershire GL54 2BY
Even if one is not a ‘died in the wool’ motoring enthusiast there is something very appealing about beautifully presented vehicles from by-gone eras. The Cotswold Motor Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water has a magnificent collection of 20th century vehicles and memorabilia.
As well as the magnificent automobiles (including James Hunt’s Formula 1 car) there are quaint caravans and perilous motorcycles. On view is all the necessary equipment needed to keep them running from old petrol pumps to enamel signs advertising oils and headlamps.
The Museum is delightfully located in the old water mill with the River Windrush and mill race rushing through.
Home of Brum
For the younger visitor, the museum is the home of the much loved children’s television super-hero character Brum. He is usually on display every day.
Brum is a half-scale replica of a late-1920s Austin 7 "Chummy" convertible. Although appearing to drive himself he is actually radio-controlled.
Visitors can watch the opening title sequence of his TV show as Brum leaves the museum, where he is on display, and heads into the ‘Big Town’ (actually Birmingham). Also featured is the closing sequence when Brum drives back into the museum.
There is plenty in the museum to interest visitors of all ages.
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Opening Times & Admission Costs
10:00 – 18:00 hours seven days a week, from February to November.
Current admission costs and opening times are detailed on Museum website (link below)
Completely accessible - Bourton is very flat making walking or pushing a wheelchair very easy.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1451 821 255
See Bourton-on-the-Water article in this website for 'Getting There' information
There are plenty of 'Pay & Display' car-parks within a few minutes’ walk. There are also free parking spaces for two hours situated along the High Street in Bourton which is very close to the museum.
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