British Motor Museum re-opens

Friday, February 12, 2016

Following a major refurbishment programme over the winter months, the British Motor Museum re-opened to the public on February 13, 2016.

The new museum features a Jaguar Zone which showcases some of the marque's finest sports and racing cars from the last 65 years, ranging from the famous 1950 Jaguar XK120 'NUB 120' through to the 1988 Le Mans winning Jaguar XJR-9.

BMM display 1
BMM display 2

Other models on display include a 1953 Jaguar C-type, the only surviving D-type prototype from 1954 and the unique XJ13 - the only one of its kind in existence. 

Also in the new zone are the 1974 Group 44 E-type, mighty 1986 Broadspeed XJ12 Coupé and 1983 TWR XJS race cars.

The vehicle display is supplemented by five trophy cabinets containing a selection of cups, medals and other awards gained by Jaguar over its many years in competition. These include trophies from Jaguar’s successful campaigns in the Alpine and Monte Carlo rallies as well as in the Production Touring Cars series and the famous Le Mans 24 hour race.

There is also a unique collection of nine quarter scale replicas of Jaguar’s various XJR Group C racers from the 1980s and 90s mounted on the banner above the display area.

BMM trophy cabs
CC exterior

In addition to the vehicles in the Jaguar zone, a further 60 vehicles from the Trust's collection can be viewed in the new Collections Centre building.

These range from a 1907 Daimler TP35 through to a 2015 Jaguar XF R-Sport that was the last XF (X250) to be produced.  In between these bookends is a fascinating array of vehicles that includes many unique concept cars as well as examples of most key Jaguar production models from the last 80 years. Many of these vehicles have not been on public display before.

For further information and details of opening hours, directions etc. please visit the British Motor Museum website by clicking here.

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