The Motoring Research Service is now accepting visitors onsite to the Reading Room. In order to comply with social distancing rules the number of visitors will be limited, which may impact on booking availability. Please book your visit in advance using the contact details on this page.
Please read our Covid-19: Reading Room guidance for visitors for further information.
The Research Service remains fully open by email and we continue to respond to any enquiries or research requests via our online enquiry form. Thank you for your understanding.
The Motoring Research Service responds to factual enquiries received by the National Motor Museum Trust and assists researchers to access information that may be found within its collections.
We provide access to the Trust reading room for those wishing to undertake their own research using material from the Motoring Archive and our world famous Motoring Reference Library. Visitors to the reading room are required to show proof of identity.
Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.00
Closed between Christmas and New Year.
We also operate a postal and email enquiry service to answer questions about our Collections and about motoring history in general. We can assist with simple enquiries; for more complex research we do recommend that you visit our reading room.
We aim to reply to all enquiries within 28 days.
You can contact us in the following ways:
Email using the online enquiry form or telephone 01590 614652 (answer phone service for appointments only please, as we are unable to operate a telephone enquiry service).
Alternatively, you can write to us:
Motoring Research Service
National Motor Museum Trust