The Friends

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


We are very pleased to confirm that the Museum will be reopening to the public on 4th July and we are looking forward to welcoming you back.

As a valued Friend of the National Motor Museum, you will be able to pre-book your visit and arrival time via our new booking process from Thursday 2nd July. Go to the Beaulieu website, select your preferred date and arrival time and then under the Memberships Ticket Category, select the number of Friends of the National Motor Museum tickets you require. Whilst we are unable to offer discounted entry for your guests, we would like to offer one free guest per member. There will be no charge applicable, we simply ask you to bring your membership card along with your e-ticket when you visit. If you book tickets and your plans change, please let us know so that we can release the tickets for sale whilst we operate on a limited capacity basis.

We also realise that while we were closed this temporarily removed one of the benefits of your membership. 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.

Thank you very much for your patience whilst we were closed and for your continued support of the National Motor Museum.

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