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Haynes International Motor Museum
Museum
Location Sparkford, Somerset
Cars 400+
Established 1985
Website Click here
Prices
Adult £9.95
Senior £8.95
Child £4.95

Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford near Yeovil in Somerset, England, contains over 400 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia.

The museum, which was established in 1985, is an Educational Charitable Trust chaired by John Haynes OBE, of Haynes Publishing Group, the company that publishes the Haynes Manuals.

The museum is divided into ten halls.

  • Hall one includes exhibits dating from before 1910 including a 1900 Clement 2.25 hp Voiturette and a 1910 Renault Twin Cylinder AX.
  • Hall two, The Red Room, contains red sports cars from around the world including a 1981 Lamborghini Countach and a 1965 AC Cobra.
  • Hall three includes a wide range of cars from a 1953 Morris Minor to a 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche.
  • Halls four and five cover British and American classic cars, from a 1965 Morris Mini Cooper to a 1959 Cadillac Sedan de Ville and 1965 Jaguar E-Type. Pride of place in the American collection is a 1931 Duesenberg J Derham bodied Tourster, one of only eight built.
  • Hall six focuses on speedway motorcycles.
  • Hall seven depicts varied disciplines of motorsport including a 1996 Ferrari Formula 1 Type F310 (DC) and 1926 Bugatti Type 35B.
  • Hall eight covers British cars.
  • Hall nine covers British motorcycles, including rare models by BSA and Norton
  • Hall ten has cars built since 1980.

The museum also has an outdoor military vehicle collection, Autogame Experience including penny arcade games of the 1950s & 1960s, retro 1980s classics and 1990s favourites such as 'Sega Rally' and Michael Schumacher's Formula One 1996 Ferrari F310 show car.

In September 2007, it hosted the tenth World Forum for Motor Museums annual conference, and regularly hosts conferences for organisations outside the motor industry.

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