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The National Motor Museum Trust Limited is a charitable organisation founded in 1972, which runs the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Continuing the work of the flagship Montagu Motor Museum, the Trust has a world famous collection of vehicles and associated motoring items, which are on display in the National Motor Museum. The nearby Collections Centre houses and cares for a vast array of images, books and items all related to motoring.
The Friends support the work of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in its considerable task of preserving Britain’s diverse motoring heritage. Support is interpreted in its widest sense with the most important contribution being through membership subscriptions.
There are opportunities to work with National Motor Museum staff on a voluntary basis in many of our collections.
Whether your particular interests are in motoring costume, artwork, motorsport, social history or motor engineering, you will find something which appeals. Both research and hands-on skills are needed to help our staff develop the collections.
You needn't be an expert in motoring history to become a member of our team, just have an enthusiastic and flexible approach. The amount of time each volunteer gives us varies from one to several days per week. Training is provided and many benefits are offered including free membership of the Friends.
We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers. Please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Helen Keisel, for more information or use the online form if you are interested in joining us.
We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.
The National Motor Museum Trust web site has been built with findability, accessibility and usability in mind, so we hope you can find, access and use the information you need. This page explains the accessibility features available on the web site.
To join the Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust please download and complete these membership forms and when complete post them to:
Theresa Browning Friends Membership Secretary
The National Motor Museum Trust
The Shell Advertising Art Collection is one of the most important collections of commercial art in Britain. It spans the period from the 1900s to the 1980s and contains some of the most memorable advertising ever produced in Britain.
The collection contains posters, press advertisements, paintings and illustrations, as well as early postcards, books and a unique collection of Valentine cards. Previously stored at Shell-Mex House in London, the Shell Advertising Art Collection has been housed at Beaulieu since May 1993.
The National Motor Museum has a responsibility to care for its Collections to ensure they are preserved for future generations to enjoy. The Collections Team and the enthusiastic volunteers and students who work alongside them undertake specialist tasks on all kinds of items. See below for more details.
During the Second World War, strict petrol rationing was put in place. This reduced the ability to go on a caravan touring holiday. Instead, many caravans took on a new role as a family home. Some Britons used their caravans to escape bombing raids while others who had lost their homes used caravans for shelter. Meanwhile, many caravan manufacturers turned their attention to producing vans for the war effort, including ambulances.
The Club is currently gathering material on the theme of ‘Caravanning in World War Two’. We are looking for photographs, ephemera, information and personal memories on the use of the caravan in Britain during the conflict of the Second World War.
If you would like further information, or have an item you would like to donate please get in touch with The Caravan Club Collection.
Exhibitions of posters and original artwork selected from the Shell Art Collection can regularly be seen at galleries and museums across the country.
Download these information sheets to find out more about the history of The Caravan Club and caravanning.
This page listsÂ some of the most frequently asked questions received by The Caravan Club about their Collection.
The National Motor Museum and Collections Centre are situated at Beaulieu in Hampshire. The location is within the New Forest, between Bournemouth and Southampton.
The Film & Video Library have been busy uploading a fantastic array of films from the Ford Film & Video Collection on to the dedicated Ford Heritage YouTube channel. One of the recent additions is the 1969 launch film of the Ford Capri Mark I. Set around the glamorous marina in Lisbon, Portugal, this film was produced to market the Capri as “the car you always promised yourself”.
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For almost as long as there have been motor vehicles on the road, publicity-conscious firms have built special bodywork to advertise their products. the first 'bottle' appeared on the roads in 1906. Other such vehicles were transformed into tubes of toothpaste, wireless sets, batteries, bottles of ink, shoes, barrels of beer and so on.
We worked in partnership with St Barbe Museum, New Forest Centre, local schools and the New Forest Poetry Society to produce a series of poems in response to each museum's collections. These were displayed within each museum and then an exhibition of all the poets' and students' work was shown at the New Forest Centre in July 2008.
This successful project was a fantastic opportunity for audiences to bring our exhibits to life with their different stories.
We run creative activities for children and families every August using the Museum Collections as inspiration. We have given prizes for the best pieces produced by those children who have taken part. Activities have included writing sessions with New Forest poet Keith Bennett, science based construction sessions with SciHi and art workshops with members of the Education Department.
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Alex Issigonis' Morris Minor is now a legend and a collectors' cult. This was Morris' first post-World War II design and it created a sensation at the 1948 Motor Show.
It set a new standard of handling in the field of small family transportation.
Early examples had the split windscreen, headlamps set low into the wings, and the old sidevalve Morris 8 engine (in production since 1935).
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