Home of Brum, and plenty of motoring history from the 20th century, here’s all the info for visiting the Cotswold Motoring Museum Bourton On The Water.
How To Get To The Cotswold Motoring Museum
The Cotswold Motoring Museum is located just off Rissington Road, the main road running through Bourton On The Water.
The best option is to park at Rissington Road Pay & Display (located just next to Birdland) and explore from there.
Just a short walk from the main stretch of village, The Cotswold Motoring Museum can be found to the left of ‘De La Haye’s’ cafe & tea room. Easily accessible from anywhere in town.
If you are based in London there are a few tours that will take you around the Cotswolds including From London: Full-Day Cotswolds Small-Group Tour. This trip visits Bourton on the Water.
Cotswold Motoring Museum Entrance Fee
Adults – £6.25
Children (4-16) – £4.50
Under 4’s – FREE
Family (2 adults + 2 children) – £19.75
Cotswold Motoring Museum Opening Times
Daily: 10am – 6pm*
*Last entrance 5.30pm
What To Expect At The Cotswold Motoring Museum
For anyone growing up in the 90’s, like us, it’s an absolute must visit just to see Brum!
The little yellow car from the British children’s TV series is about the adventures of a self-driven motor. Although, of course there is much more to see.
The Cotswold Motoring Museum, full title ‘the Motoring & Toys museum’, is home to some great motor vehicles, an interesting collection of bicycles and even some horse-drawn vehicles.
However some may argue that the toys are the real gems.
Take a fascinating trip through time as the rooms are filled with retro cars and vehicles dating back throughout the ages.
There are cute little labels on some of the vehicles that tell you about the past owners memories and experiences, which really help bring the whole thing to life.
Take your time and stroll around taking photos before exiting through the shop, which is home to one of the largest toy car collections we’ve seen.
The entrance price allows for free entry throughout the day and the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Overall The Cotswold Motoring Museum is a credit to Bourton, the Cotswolds and the UK on the whole.
Where To Stay In Bourton On The Water
Luxury – The Lansdowne Guest House
The Landsdowne Guest House is one of the most highly rated accommodations in the area.
Each room has a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and light refreshments.
Rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
Free WiFi and private parking is available on site.
Mid-Budget – The Mousetrap Inn
Located perfectly on the high street, The Mousetrap Inn has a beautiful garden and terrace.
The property has a bar and on site restaurant.
All units come with a TV and free WiFi.
Buffet breakfast is available each morning at the property.
Budget – Old Manse Hotel by Greene King Inns
With original features and traditional charm, Old Manse Hotel overlooks the River Windrush.
The hotel has free parking, a riverside terrace and free Wi-Fi. The elegant rooms at The Old Manse each have a private bathroom.
All rooms have tea and coffee facilities, a work desk and hairdryer.
Some rooms even have wonderful period features and river views.
For more places to stay in Bourton On The Water, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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