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 vision is to engage and inspireĀ  people with the story of motoring through our world class collections, which tell the story of motoring on the roads of Great Britain. Designated by Arts Council England, the Collections are outstanding and essential resources.

The Collections comprise around 1.7 million items. The majority of vehicles are on display in the Museum. Our onsite Collections Centre houses the majority of our Collections.

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