The Friends

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

Update

Further to the Government’s announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020, the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, will be closed from Thursday 5th November for the duration of the national lockdown.

We apologise that this will once again temporarily take away one of the benefits of your membership and offer to extend your membership for the period of time we are closed. During the last lockdown many of our members kindly made the decision to waive this option, for which we were very grateful. We would ask you again to consider waiving this further extension, which 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 Beaulieu Attraction are closed.

As we have not been able to hold our usual series of Friends’ Evenings this year, we are looking at how we can hold Friends’ events online, and will keep members informed of developments.

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 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) 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
Beaulieu
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
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 friends@beaulieu.co.uk

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