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The British Motor Museum located just off junction 12 of the M40 is worth a few hours of anyone’s time not just for the superb collection of British motor vehicles including proto-types that never made the production line, but electricity consumption also for a sense of history and nostalgia. If like Mr Wanderer you were brought up with mainly British cars (although dad did once stray and bought a Polski Fiat 125 Estate which thankfully was replaced by a then cool looking Austin Princess) a visit to this great museum will bring back childhood memories and probably a few regrets too! In my case I was left wondering why I scraped my first Hillman Avenger for just £35 followed over the years by several other later to become British icons for not much more – if only I’d had a crystal ball!? When you leave the M40 the museum is well signed posted and when you arrive there’s plenty of free parking available but you will have to pay an admission fee to enter the museum which is currently £14 for adults and £9 for children (aged 5 -16). Your admission ticket also includes entry into the Jaguar Heritage Trust’s extensive collection of Jaguars plus the museum’s entire reserve collection both housed in the nearby annex (the modern looking building to the left of the main museum (if you facing the main museum). The main collection of historic British motor vehicles is housed in the electricity in india ppt almost circular ‘art deco’ looking building which was specifically built to house the world’s largest collection of British motor vehicles and was opened in 1993. The museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm and the Collections Centre (annex) is open daily from 11am – 5pm. Last entry to both is 4.30pm. If you plan to visit between Christmas and New Year check the museum’s website in advance as they may be closed or have limited opening hours. As you would expect from a purpose built museum the layout, lighting and ambience are designed to complement the collection and to ensure you get the most from your visit. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any questions you j gastrointest surg may have and there are also guided tours available (included in your admission price). We opted to discover the museum at our own pace and after an initial offer to help, which we declined no further intrusions were made during our visit. The main collection has just enough interpretative information i.e. not too little to leave you confused or too much to bore you rigid and leave you with information overload. Interpretative information for the reserve collection is very basic so if you do have any questions ask the volunteers on hand who seem happy to oblige. For obvious reasons visitors are reminded not physics electricity and magnetism study guide to touch or get in the vehicles, however, the layout of the museum allows you to get up close to the exhibits. Having said this there are a couple of vehicles you can get into for a photo opportunity and they seemed particularly popular with the ‘big kids’! Both buildings are disabled friendly, have a lift to get between floors and benefit from clean toilet facilities. In the main museum building there is a café, gift shop, and even a small cinema showing a variety of British motor vehicle related film clips. Wheelchair hire and portable induction loops are available at the pay desk. If you’ve got young children 1 unit electricity cost in tamilnadu you can swap your buggy for a push along car which junior will love! The museum holds a number of special event days throughout the year and as you would expect these events are popular so if you are interested (or want to avoid the crowds), check the museum website for details. Now for a word on admission! Initially the Wanderers thought the admission charge was high especially as many museums around the UK have free entry, however, after our visit we considered the admission charge to be more of a donation to help ensure the heritage of the once great British motor industry is preserved for future generations to enjoy and that it was a price worth paying. TIP – get the most out of your day admission ticket by signing up to Gift Aid (which costs you nothing extra) after which your admission ticket will allow you unlimited free entry for 12 months including entry r gasquet into 5 special events – bargain!