Watch us on popular TV show Salvage Hunters!
⚠️ UPDATE: Did you see us?
The show aired in early March 2023, but you can watch again here on YouTube (we're 27mins 15 secs in)
We're delighted to announce that our little museum is to star in the hit TV show Salvage Hunters after presenter Drew Pritchard called in with a camera crew for a good look around.
It will be the second time the museum has featured on the programme with Drew being a well-known fan of the popular museum and its incredible collection of classic cars and motorcycles spanning over a century of motoring history.
It’s 10 years since Drew, one of the UK’s leading decorative salvage dealers, first visited the museum for the popular TV show now in its 17th series on the TV channel Quest.
But his love of the place is reflected in the fact he’s also visited a third time as a customer to take in the museum’s vast collection of automobilia without cameras present.
On his latest visit Drew explained: “I love this Museum because it shows people the dawn of motoring to the latter-day cars and alongside them tells you the history of the common man.”
He added: “It’s also got Café Ambio – The best thing I’ve had to eat all week!”
Drew is normally accompanied during filming by his friend and assistant Tee – but the Lakeland Motor Museum visit was part of a special “father and son road trip” edition of Salvage Hunters and he brought along his son, Tom.
During the visit they were shown around by Museum Curator Chris Lowe. “It was great to welcome Drew and the team back to the museum,” says Chris. “He had a really good look around and admired many of the exhibits and we chatted about the history of various items that caught his eye.
“We also took him to have a look around our storage facility where we keep extra or duplicate items that were all available for his consideration.”
You’ll have to watch the programme to see if Drew snapped up any of the items he spotted but among objects which caught his attention were a Meccano model of Bluebird 5 and a Glass fibre 1980s Bugatti sign.
The programme featuring the Lakeland Motor Museum airs on Quest TV (Freeview channel 12) on Wednesday, March 22 at 9pm.
It will also be available on the streaming service Discovery + (pay-to-watch) from Wednesday March 15.