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, including the National Motor Museum, is now fully reopened.  We are still limiting visitor numbers each day to ensure our spaces never become crowded. We therefore ask that you pre-book your tickets online ahead of your visit. Please visit the Beaulieu website for more information.

We are currently working on the Friends Evenings programme for Autumn 2021. These were sadly postponed last year due to the pandemic, however we were very pleased to bring some events to our members via Zoom, including an Evening with Steph Jeavons last April. Further details to follow.

Thank you to all our members 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 past 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