The National Motor Museum is home to The Caravan Club Collection, the UK’s foremost public resource linked to the heritage of British leisure caravan touring.
This varied Collection complements and expands the museum’s leisure motoring themed collections. Formed in 1907, The Caravan Club is Europe’s premier touring organisation, representing over one million caravanners, motor caravanners and trailer tent owners.
In 2006 The Caravan Club Collection was transferred to the National Motor Museum Collections Centre from Club headquarters. Since this time a Curator and a team of volunteers have been working to improve access and preservation. This work has led to numerous displays, exhibitions, publications and educational workshops which have showcased the Collection.
The Caravan Club Collection dates from the birth of leisure touring caravans in 1885 through to its Centenary Celebrations in 2007 and beyond. Material includes a variety of memorabilia, publications, photographs, film footage and sound recordings reflecting the history of its services and members.
The Caravan Club holds a wealth of publications, journals, archives and other resources relating to the history of the leisure caravan movement. It welcomes professional and amateur researchers to access material which is not on public display at the National Motor Museum Collections Centre.
The Club also answers a range of enquiries regarding its Collection and history.
For further information or to make an appointment please contact the Curator of The Caravan Club Collection.
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