Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection

Two men holding trophies stood in front of a car and caravan
Winners of the Concours D'elegance at the 1958 British Caravan Road Rally
The Wanderer Caravan built in 1885
The world's first leisure caravan The Wanderer built in 1885
Image Courtesy of Lime Blue
A semi circle of brightly colored flags
A selection of Club pennants from the 1960s onwards
A man in uniform standing in front of a motor caravan with work men in the background
A mobile recruitment unit built by Hutchings of Winchester during the First World War

The Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection is the UK’s most significant collection of material relating to the history of the leisure caravan and motorhome holiday.

This unique Collection, which spans from the birth of leisure caravanning in the 1880s through to the present day, has been hosted at the National Motor Museum since 2006. An array of objects, publications, photographs, film footage and sound recordings reflects the history of Europe’s premier touring organisation and the one million caravan and motorhome owners that it now represents.

How to donate to the collection

Thanks to generous donations from members of public, the Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection is a continually growing resource. We aim to represent the history of Club activities, members and services as fully as possible and collect objects, ephemera, photographs, sound recordings and film which relate to our heritage.

If you have an item you would like to donate the Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection please contact us using our online form.

Contact and enquiries

We hold a wealth of publications, journals, photographs, archives and other resources relating to the history of the leisure caravan and motorhome movement at the National Motor Museum Collections Centre. We welcome professional and amateur researchers to access areas of the Collection which are not on public display and also answer a range of enquiries regarding the Collection and Club history. See current information on visiting the National Motor Museum Trust’s Reading Room here.

The Collection’s Curator also welcomes enquiries by email, please get in touch using our online form. We aim to reply to all enquiries within 28 days.

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