The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, home to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, has been renamed the British Motor Museum and will undertake a major refurbishment this winter. As part of a £4m investment by the trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Jaguar Land Rover and the Garfield Weston Foundation, it is also to unveil a new £4m Collections Centre.
It is felt the change of name to the British Motor Museum will more accurately reflect this Accredited Museum’s recently achieved Arts Council England ‘Designated’ status which confirms the national and international significance of its collections.
The museum will close to the public from 30 November to allow the refurbishment to take place.
The new Collections Centre will store around 250 vehicles from the reserve collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. Many of these vehicles are one of a kind and most have never been seen by the public.