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Cotswold Motoring Museum

The Old Mill Sherborne Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BY, England
+44 1451 821255
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A really good small museum

We were in Bourton which was packed but very pretty and we noticed the car museum. It looked... read more

Reviewed today
Simon W
Midweek break

This place is like the Tardis, cannot believe how so much can be in a small place. Very pleasant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew B
via mobile
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Located in the picturesque village of Bourton on the Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a fascinating journey through the 20th century that the whole family can enjoy. The Museum is bulging with great cars, quaint caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities! Brum, the BBC TV's little super hero car whose adventures start and end at the museum can be found here every day.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old cars” (154 reviews)
“classic cars” (45 reviews)
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The Old Mill Sherborne Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BY, England
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+44 1451 821255
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"old cars"
in 154 reviews
"classic cars"
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"well worth a visit"
in 166 reviews
"car enthusiast"
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"motoring museum"
in 52 reviews
"brought back memories"
in 15 reviews
"down memory lane"
in 25 reviews
"packed full"
in 20 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 22 reviews
"step back in time"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
in 55 reviews
"little gem"
in 53 reviews
"all ages"
in 71 reviews
"tucked away"
in 17 reviews
"value for money"
in 63 reviews
"rainy day"
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"fantastic place"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed today

We were in Bourton which was packed but very pretty and we noticed the car museum. It looked small and we did not expect much BUT it was a fascinating museum, bigger than it looked outside with a selection of early cars and motorcycles from...More

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is like the Tardis, cannot believe how so much can be in a small place. Very pleasant and intriguing place to walk around for old and young alike, brought back many memories.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You have too make time too have a look around the Museum. The cost was only £6 per adult. While we were looking around I came across a car made by Alldays & Onions, this was interesting too me because this was the company that...More

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like classic cars and nostalgia this is the place for you not just for children. A wonderful trip into the past. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Sh1360
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A treasure trove of cars and history of motoring. We’re not car enthusiasts and it was very interesting al the same - lovely staff too

Thank Claire L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Super museum well worth a visit, even children would love it! Check out Brum! Loved the old campers.

Thank lorralife
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum has to be one of the most glorious and wonderful of its kind. We were utterly transfixed by the beautiful vehicles and antiquity that it contained and equally so how accessible it all was, no rope or barriers to prevent getting up really...More

Thank Fon E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

highly recommend for children and adults, petrol heads will thoroughly enjoy , lots of old signs , my husband loved it

Thank cjohnson256
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A million might be exaggerating but despite it's size, it is deceptively full of thousands of motoring memorabilia. As you walk through the shop to the first room, you can smell the vintage cars and motorbikes... (might be some vintage grease or some vintage oil!)......More

Thank Jonny C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent visit with a massive selection of old vehicles and motor memorabilia reasonable entrance fee well worth a visit

Thank Lorraine W
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Susan B
4 January 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
Not really but there are certain interaction displays and things to do for kids.
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Gill G
20 October 2017|
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Response from wendyjc2503 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open first couple of weeks in December then closed until the New Year.
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Bec006
12 October 2017|
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Response from supertrooper137 | Reviewed this property |
Just walking round slowly without really stopping to look and read all the excellent info would take approx 30 mins... so relax, slow down, enjoy and be educated and take about 90 mins!
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