After being forced to close in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Haynes International Motor Museum is ready to welcome back visitors. Opening its doors on Saturday 24 October, in time for the October half-term, it promises some fantastic new exhibitions alongside improved displays.
One of the most important additions to the Haynes International Motor Museum displays is ‘John Haynes OBE – The Man, the Manuals and the Museum’. As the founder of the legendary Haynes business, visitors will be able to discover more about his life, legacy and the story behind the cars on display. For anyone who has enjoyed working on their own cars with the help of the famous repair manuals, we think this is going to be a real highlight.
We are also rather excited about the new motorsport displays, especially the exclusive exhibition; ‘Williams F1 – The Drivers and the Driven’. It’s should be a great chance to find out more about the hugely successful British racing team, one with a history stretching back to the 1960s.
Sticking with the racing theme we reckon you won’t want to miss ‘Enzo Ferrari – The Man and the Machine’ where you can discover his story in words and film.
That’s not all as the Museum has also been busy updating and improving some of its most popular attractions. The ‘Vintage and Veteran Exhibition’ now delves even further into the history of motoring, and there’s more information on offer in the ‘Red Room’ which houses a stunning selection of, well, red cars. Lastly, the history of the Roaring Twenties has been added to the ‘American Dream’ display.
CEO, Chris Scudds said: “With many of our team on Furlough for much of the period, this has been a real challenge for the remaining staff. Where possible we have also been supported by our cohort of volunteers and I am very proud of all that they have achieved together. Like all museums and visitor attractions, we are very much in the hands of Government guidelines, but I am super confident we are able to offer a COVID safe environment in all areas.”
Of course, our own Mike Brewer is no stranger to the museum having borrowed their 1903 Darracq to take part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Wheeler Dealers.
“This has always been one of my favourite museums, and allowing us to use this brilliant car was a cracking way to celebrate our 100th restoration,” explains Mike. “I really want to encourage everyone to go along and show their support.”
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