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Do you love cars? Especially British cars?? If so this brand-new Derbyshire attraction is right up your street, and that street is filled with cars from your past.
The Great British Car Journey follows the British motor industry from the1930 Austin 7 right up to the modern-day McLaren supercar.
Wander at your leisure and own pace through the display of over 100 cars, guided by you own personal audio guide. Each “chapter” in the history has a fully narrated story following the highs and lows of UK motoring.
Learn all about the rise of the affordable Austin 7, the Morris Minor, Hilman, Sunbeam and many more. Hear how many marques were combined to become the British Motor Company (BMC), which eventually morphed into the ill-fated British Leyland that became a by-word for industrial unrest and questionable quality!
Unlike many motor museums, here you can get up close, peer through the windows of the exquisitely preserved exhibits. Each car has a QR code which when scanned by your guide device brings up a “Top Trumps” type information card. You will find out when and where it was made, top speed, horse power, how many were produced and very interestingly how may are still in existence – in some cases only a handful are left!
So, whether you like a Mini or Rolls Royce you will find it here, some with incredible stories from their past, which again are accessed by your device. The Rolls that was the pride and joy of a Jewish man who arrived in the UK with nothing and built a fortune and the Bentley on display belonged to Elton John.
But Wait…….. It doesn’t end at the end! You can book in to drive one (or more) of over 30 Classics from a Rolls to a Robin Reliant, a Metro or a Morris, an MGB or a Bentley along the private mile long road.
I cannot recommend a day here highly enough, I was drooling for a couple of hours and now need to return to have a drive, I think it has to be a Rolls Royce for me but I think Felicity has her eye on a classic Mini.
Here's a sneaky little taster courtesy of the BBC!
The Great British Car Journey is open daily from 10 to 6 between May and October with shorter hours of 10 to 5 in November and December when it is also closed on some days. The access is great as it is all one level.
Located just 20 minutes from Hoe Grange on the A6 near Ambergate, it’s a must for all lovers of nostalgia and petrol heads alike.
This amazing attraction only opened last week, just in time for English Tourism week.
Entry to the museum is £15 for adults £7 for children or £40 for a family of 5 (Concessions available).
Driving experiences start from £49 to drive a classic, such as the iconic mini, up to £70 for the Rolls and Bentley, this includes entry to the whole display!
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