British Motor Museums
British Motor Museums
JIM CLARK MOTORSPORT MUSEUM
Formula One legend, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, officially opened the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, Scottish Borders on Thursday 29 August.
Following a tour of the new museum, Sir Jackie unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion and took part in a Q&A session with other invited guests, including fellow patron of The Jim Clark Trust and three time Le Mans winner, Allan McNish.
Speaking about the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, Sir Jackie said: “I would like to congratulate everybody who is responsible for being able to bring together enough money to do something as nice as this. Really, you should all be very proud of it and I think a lot more folk are going to come to Duns to see it.
The museum, which opened to the public in mid-July, has already welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in that time. It honours and charts the life and racing career of the Scottish Borders farmer and double Formula One World Champion Jim Clark, a close friend of Sir Jackie.
Open seasonally from March to November. 01361 883960 Pic courtesy of Tony Marsh/ Live Borders
MUSEUM OF RAF FIREFIGHTING
From 1st September the Museum has relocated from RAF Scampton to:
4 Billet Lane Normanby Business Park Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 9YH 01522 730198
BENTLEY WILDFOWL TRUST AND MOTOR MUSEUM
The Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum at Halland near Lewes in East Sussex has now closed. The Model Railway located on the Bentley Estate continues to operate. https://www.bentleyrailway.co.uk
The 75 strong Heritage Fleet of Vauxhall Motors is now housed in premises in Luton. Some changes are taking place in the Vauxhall property portfolio with Griffin House being sold.. Consideration is being given to a possible Motor Museum to house the fleet which is now used for classic car loans. Would be great to see this come to fruition. At present the only public opening is when the Luton Festival of Transport takes place, usually in early June.
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