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Great British Car Journey

Adult £15, Child £7, Concession £13, Family £40
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Over 150 carefully chosen vehicles tell the story of The British Motor Industry on an interactive journey spanning the last 100 years.

Guided by an audio-visual tablet, visitors will meet the two founding fathers of the industry: Herbert Austin and William Morris whose vast manufacturing plants in the Midlands produced millions of cars which were exported all over the world. British cars heralded a global transport revolution mobilising billions of people.

Now that era has passed: cars have become as reliable and disposable as a domestic appliance and the industry has become globalised and centred in the East. China is the world’s largest car manufacturer whilst Japan leads the export race which was once a British preserve. Austin, Morris and many other British brands have long since disappeared but now they have experienced a renaissance in the Derbyshire Dales.

From the legendary Austin 7 to the magnificent Mini this is the story of engineering, enterprise and endeavour which for a brief period saw British cars rule the road. Visit the Great British Car Journey.

Opening Days
Open Every Day from May to October
November: Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
December: Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open Everyday 27th -30th.

Opening Times
May to October 10 am to 6 pm
November and December 10 am to 5 pm

Pre-booking is strongly advised
Group Tours are available outside normal opening hours. Please get in touch with our team to arrange a group tour.

Also try the classic car driving experience. Pull out the choke, turn the key and take a trip down memory lane! Dad’s Car, Mum’s car, Your car... drive over 30 British Classic cars from 1935 to 1995 at Drive Dads Car.com .

Great British Car Journey
Derwent Works Ambergate Derbyshire DE56 2HE

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