High Days and Holidays

The High Days and Holidays exhibition explores the impact of the motor vehicle on British leisure time. From chauffeurs and charabancs to carnival and caravans, High Days and Holidays showcases objects, archives, books and photographs from the Museum’s Collections, along with items loaned by many partners.

This online exhibition was created from a touring exhibition produced by The National Motor Museum Trust, which was supported by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Designation Challenge Fund. Throughout 2007 and 2008 High Days and Holidays travelled to venues across Britain before returning to Beaulieu where it became a popular feature with visitors in the Museum until 2011.

Camping and Caravanning 

Enjoy the fun and the freedom of camping and caravanning with High Days and Holidays. See exciting pictures and objects from the National Motor Museum and the Caravan and Motorhome Club Collections.


Pack your bags for a motoring adventure with High Days and Holidays. There is plenty to discover from the museum's Collections, from what motoring pioneers took on tour to how you would find your way without Sat-Nav.

Days Out 

High Days and Holidays has all you need for a great British day out. From games to ease the en-route boredom to perfect picnic hampers, there is plenty to see from the National Motor Museum's Collections.

Motor Sport 

Discover the High Days of motor sport and learn how racing became a favourite day trip for the masses. From programmes to board games, see how motor sport has become a popular part of British culture.


High Days and Holidays contains lots of material kindly loaned or donated from many organisations and individuals.

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