The Friends

Friends in the lecture theatre
Pat and Ness Garrod at the National Motor Museum Friends evening
Pat Garrod addresses the Friends

Coronavirus Update

We have taken the difficult decision to close the Beaulieu Visitor Attraction, including the National Motor Museum and Collections Centre, in order to follow the Government’s guidelines to help beat coronavirus (COVID-19).

We wanted to apologise that this has temporarily taken away one of the benefits of your membership and to thank you for your continued support, which we very much appreciate during these unprecedented times. There has never been a more important period to continue with your support, as we strive to protect and preserve the collection while the National Motor Museum and the attraction are closed.

In order to thank you, we would like to offer to extend your membership by the period of time that we are closed. Please let us know if you would like this to be added to your membership, at the time of your renewal.

We will endeavour to continue to keep you updated but, in the meantime, please see the Beaulieu website for the latest news about postponed Beaulieu events and their rearranged dates, as they are planned.

Please bear with us during these difficult times. Stay safe and well, and we very much look forward to seeing you back at Beaulieu later in the year.

Thank you for your much-valued support and understanding.

The Friends support the work of the National Motor Museum in its task of preserving Britain’s motoring heritage. Support is provided in many ways including membership subscriptions.

Benefits of membership

Friends event at the National Motor MuseumBecome a member and you can visit the Beaulieu Attractions, including the Museum, free of charge throughout the year. Other benefits include:

  • Free admission to numerous motoring events, including the world-renowned Autojumbles held in May and September
  • Newsletter (bi-annual) and regular Friends’ e-bulletin
  • 10% discount off the cost of uncovered stand space at both Autojumbles
  • 10% discount on goods purchased in the Beaulieu Attraction shop
  • 5% discount on tyres purchased from Vintage Tyre Supplies Ltd
  • 10% discount on the National Motor Museum Library services

Now Friends of the NMMT can get reduced entry into Brooklands Museum and Members events. Find out more.

How to Join the Friends

To join the Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust please complete a membership form and send it to the Friends Secretary:

Theresa Browning (Friends Membership Secretary)
The National Motor Museum Trust
SO42 7ZN

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Friends you can call the Membership Secretary on 01590 614792 or email

Direct debit form

Friends membership price list

Friends Evenings

Chris Barrie at the National Motor MuseumOne of the many highlights of membership is the Friends Evenings held at Beaulieu during the autumn and winter. These focus on a variety of motoring-related subjects and recent speakers have included Murray Walker OBE, Wing Commander Andy Green OBE and Chris Barrie.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased for a small charge by completing the booking form contained within the newsletter or by contacting the Friends Secretary.

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