Featured Collections

With over 30,000 exhibits, there’s something for everyone at the museum. Browse our collections and featured exhibits:

Motorcars

Motorcars

Explore our extensive car collection spanning more than 100 years of motor heritage. From vintage to veteran, curious and comical to weird and wonderful, our collection is certain to awaken many motoring memories.

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Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles & Scooters

Our museum is home to over 100 motorcycles and scooters and traces the development of some classic British marques. From performance bikes to cultural icons, our collection is varied and appeals to all.

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Vincent Motorcycles

Vincent Motorcycles

Known as the Rolls Royces of the motorcycling world. Our display includes the Black Shadow, Comet, Rapide & Black Lightening & tells the intriguing story of the company's founder Philip Conrad Vincent & his determination to change the world of motorcycling.

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Campbell Bluebird

Campbell Bluebird

Housed in its own unique building, our Campbell Bluebird Exhibition is a tribute to the racing career of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. Highlights include full sized replicas of the 1935 Blue Bird car, 1939 Blue Bird Boat K4 and 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

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Isle of Man TT

Isle of Man TT

Our special display in tribute to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT). View the history of this legendary motorcycle race with a hall of fame, video displays and timeline tracing its history from 1907.

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Automobilia

Automobilia

The museum has perhaps the largest collection of motoring memorabilia on public display in the UK. View our unique collection of petrol pumps, globes, enamel advertising signs, die-cast scale models and many more.

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Bicycles

Bicycles

Explore our huge range of cycles and pedal-powered contraptions. We have examples of bikes from 1870 to the present day including, safety bicycles, petrol-powered and bizarre using a variety of materials and purposes.

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Pedal Cars

Pedal Cars

Our stunning range of pedal cars celebrate over 110 years of make-believe and we have a collection of over 50 at the museum. Pedal cars were often made using similar materials to the marques they represented and are beautiful objects for both child and adult alike.

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Caravans

Caravans

The UK and The Lake District have a rich camping and caravanning history and our museum has some fine examples of these iconic ‘home from homes’.

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