The Friends

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


The Beaulieu Attraction is pleased to be fully opening its indoor spaces, including the National Motor Museum, from Monday 17th May. Find out more on the Beaulieu website.

We apologise that you were unable to visit during our period of closures which meant that one of the benefits of your membership was temporarily taken away. Previously we have offered to extend your Friends membership by the period of time we were closed and many of you kindly made the decision to waive this option, for which we are very grateful. We will be offering extended membership again free of charge for any period in which the Museum remains closed. If you could consider once again waiving this further extension, it would greatly help the National Motor Museum Trust’s charity finances during this increasingly difficult time. 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.

Any member wishing to extend their membership will be asked to pay the membership fee at the time of their current renewal, as usual, and the appropriate extension period will then be added on the end. Please inform the Membership Secretary if you wish to take up the offer of extension, otherwise we will assume that you do not wish to extend”.

We are very pleased to be offering some Friends Evenings online via Zoom and members will be contacted directly about these.

Please see the Beaulieu website for the latest news and information on events.

Thank you very much for your patience whilst we are 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)
  • 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