Cotswold Motoring Museum
Take a journey through the history of 20th century motoring as you explore our collection of rare vehicles, memorabilia and toys to get a nostalgic glimpse into the way motoring used to be…
- Boundless members save 10% on entrance fees to Cotswold Motoring Museum.
- Packed with motoring memorabilia from the past 90 years, with over 50 vehicles, and more than 45 motorbikes, pedal cars and caravans on display.
- Home to TV’s superhero-car “Brum”, a huge attraction for kids of all ages, along with a fascinating collection of toys in the Toy Museum.
- Stay at nearby Boundless Break Cotswolds Cottages in Bourton on the Water and visit the museum for free. Click here to find out more about our cottages in the Cotswolds and to book your stay.
- The Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection has seven galleries across 7,500sq². There’s something for everyone to enjoy..
- Part of the Boundless Breaks range of attractions and accommodation in the UK.
- 2015 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
For a fun family day out that’s great value for money, all roads lead to the Cotswold Motoring Museum. In a lovingly converted watermill adjacent to The Cotswold Cottages, the museum is nestled in the picturesque village of Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire, it’s easily accessible by car and public transport. And of course, as Boundless Members, or as guests staying at one of our Cotswolds Cottages, you get discounted or free entry into the museum.
Things to do at the Cotswold Motoring Museum
The Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection has seven galleries across 7,500sq² packed with motoring memorabilia from the past 90 years. Plus, it’s also home to TV’s superhero-car “Brum”, a huge attraction for kids of all ages, along with a fascinating collection of toys.
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Boundless members get exclusive discounts on ticket prices for the Cotswold Motoring Museum.
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Below is everything you need to know to plan your exciting trip to the museum.
Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection
The Old Mill
Bourton on the Water
The museum is located in the heart of Bourton on the Water which is just off the A429 about halfway between the A40 Oxford and Cheltenham Road and Stow in the Wold.
There are several places to park in Bourton on the Water, where you can then follow signs to village centre, the museum is situated in Sherbourne Street which is adjacent to the War Memorial on the village green.
There are a few buses to the main towns and Moreton for rail connections, but they are not very regular and change between summer and winter.
Regular services runs to nearby:
Kingham - 5.6 miles away
Shipton - 7.1 miles away
Moreton-in-Marsh - 8.4 miles away
Disabled access is available throughout the museum and Bourton on the Water is particularly good for wheelchairs users as much of it is flat. If you have any concerns or special requirements regarding the above, please call us on 01451 821255.
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"One of the best car museums we have seen. The cars are great, as expected, but the extras, the signs almost everywhere, the models and cycles hanging from the ceiling and so on, really made a difference. The information cards hanging over the cars are great, they had information I’d not seen about the car’s origins before. If we lived closer we would be more frequent visitors to your museum."