Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford

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Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford near Yeovil in Somerset, England, contains over 400 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia.

The museum, which was established in 1985, is an Educational Charitable Trust chaired by John Haynes OBE.

The museum is divided into fifteen exhibitions:

The Dawn of Motoring includes exhibits dating from 1886 including a replica 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen.

Veteran and Vintage includes 1903 Darracq Type L and a 1922 Rover 8 hp.

Wheels around the World includes a 1975 Bricklin SVI and a 1967 Citroen DS.

Minis and Micros includes a 1964 Trojan 200 and a 1965 Morris Mini MK2.

Great British Marques contains a 1965 Jaguar E Type and a 1977 Lotus Elite Type 75.

Custom and Bespoke includes a 1941 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Custom Pick Up and a 1958 split screen Morris Minor van (ex-Post Office)

The American Dream includes in pride of place a 1931 Duesenberg J Derham bodied Tourster, one of only eight built.

Motorcycle Mezzanine is in two parts: Part 1 - British and World Motorcycles, containing a 1914 BSA Flat Tank and a 1965 Honda CB72 and Part 2 - The Forshaw Speedway Collection.

Supercar Century includes a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Convertible and a 1995 Jaguar XJ220.

Hall of Motorsport depicting varied disciplines of motorsport including a 1996 Ferrari Formula 1 Type F310 (DC) and 1950 Healey Silverstone.

The Morris Story includes 1917 Morris Cowley and a 1955 Morris Minor Convertible.

Memory Lane contains a 1965 Ford Cortina Mk1 and a 1950 Rover 75.

Travelling in Style:Luxury Cars includes a 2007 Bentley Continental GT and a 1957 Bentley Series 1.

Ferrari: The Man, The Machine, The Myth containing a 2000 Ferrari 360 F1 and a 1980 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer.

The Red Room, contains red sports cars from around the world including a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible and a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite.The museum also has an outdoor children's play area, Autogame Experience including penny arcade games of the 1950s and 1960s, retro 1980s classics and 1990s favourites such as 'Sega Rally'.

In April 2014 the Museum completed an extensive £6M redevelopment and now boasts: an entrance foyer and reception area; a large museum shop selling auto related gifts including specialist memorabilia; Café 750 which serves home cooked food; state of the art conference and hospitality facilities for 10 to 400 guests and Haynes Workshop Services. The Museum regularly hosts conferences for organisations outside the motor industry.
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  • Beautifuuly presented and well arranged display of lovely old cars and some other motring memorabilia. Cafe attached was vry busy full of families but menu wasnt cheap and food was just average.  more »
  • I visited the museum back in march with my elderly Father, despite seeing my Father struggling to get up the steps in the canteen whilst i had popped to the toilet, and he even asked Amanda for help.....  more »
  • Very good customer service, excellent children’s play area. If you pay with gift aid, you get repeat access for an entire year! 10% entry discount for Armed Forces personnel too. I had a great day and my son loved the little go karts.
  • Just left here today, we've done most motor museums and decided to travel an hour so to do this one while on holiday. Large collection of cars in fabulous condition. The whole place is spotless (even the bathrooms) and the friendly staff clearly have a huge passion for the cars. Lovely, Bubbly girl on the tills gave a very warm welcome. Cafe staff provide great service and the coffee is amazing. Would highly recommend

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