Collections

Old street signs for One Way Street, Major Road Ahead, School, No Cycling, Low Bridge
A close-up of a 1909 Rolls Royce showing the speedometer, pressure gauge and other parts
Hands holding an old photograph of a 6hp Wolsely car

Our Collections tell the story of motoring on the roads of Great Britain. They are Designated by Arts Council England as outstanding and are recognised as essential resources.

Amassed over a period of 60 years, the Collections comprise around 1.7 million items including vehicles, objects, photographs, books and film. The majority of vehicles are on display in the Museum. Other collections are stored and cared for in our onsite Collections Centre.

If you would like a copy of any of our images, please visit our dedicated Motoring Picture Library website