It is remarkable just how much the collection of vehicles at the London Motor Museum has grown over the past few years. Back in 2001, there were just seven cars. Now there are over 200 vehicles on display. The cars on display stretch all the way back from the 1930s to the present day. You will be able to find the London Motor Museum in Hayes. This is slightly outside the centre of London, so if you are going to take a trip here you may want to bring a car.
As you can probably guess, with over two hundred cars on display there is a lot to see. The museum owners have actually done a rather wonderful job when it comes to putting the exhibits together. Here are a couple of the highlights for me:
- The Bat Cave: Superhero lovers are going to love the Bat Cave. Inside you will find not only the 1966 Batmobile from the TV series, but also the 1989 vehicle from the 1989 movie.
- Lover of muscle cars? I bet you are! Who is not? You are going to be catered for in this museum. The ‘Muscle Car Alley’, as it is dubbed, is perhaps the best collection of V8 vehicles in the United Kingdom. Expect to see Mustangs, Dodge Chargers, and Chevrolet on display here.
- The Bat Cave got its own section (after all, this is one of the most iconic cars of all time, right?) Other cars have not been forgotten about, though. Oh no. There is a “who” section dedicated to them. Here you will be able to catch a glimpse of Mr. Bean’s Mini, a version of the DMC DeLorean from the Back to the Future series, and of course, a couple of vehicles from some James Bond movies (the Lotus Esprit being a particular highlight in this exhibit).
- Lover of Top Gear? Well, you are certainly going to feel right at home in this museum. If you managed to catch Top Gear Live in 2012, then you may remember the Supercar Paddock. Well, it is located at the London Motor Museum in all its glory. You will be able to feast your eyes upon a number of different vehicles here. This includes the gorgeous Lamborghini Countach QV5000 and the SSC Ultimate Aero TT.
- The Supercar Workshop: This is another exhibit that you absolutely need to visit whilst taking a trip to the London Motor Museum. This exhibit takes you behind the scenes. In this room you will get an inside look at what it takes to customize and bring the hundreds of cars in the range up to scratch. This exhibit was only opened up in 2013, and thus I anticipate that it is going to get a lot better over the coming year or so.
You can purchase tickets for the London Motor Museum both online (you can save around 25% if you book in advance) or ‘on the gate’ if you are planning a last-minute trip to the museum.