Information relating to Coronavirus.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Great British Car Journey and Drive Dad’s Car when restrictions permit.
Making sure visitors can enjoy the attraction in a Covid-19 secure way is of the utmost importance to us, so we will be closely following guidance from Public Health England once local and national restrictions allow us to open the doors of Great British Car Journey.
To help you pre-book with confidence rest assured that once open, we will be extending redemption dates on all Great British Car Journey tickets and Drive Dad’s Car experiences at no additional cost should the Covid-19 pandemic either impact your travel arrangements or force the closure of visitor attractions.
Opening 22 May 2021
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.
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 .