Haynes International Motor Museum Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, United Kingdom
Posted on September 4, 2016 / 60
Listing Type : Museums & Galleries
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There’s a world of fun-fuelled action and excitement just waiting to be discovered at Haynes International Motor Museum.

 

Younger visitors will be able to test their driving skills at the awesome new Haynes Motorland outdoor activity centre.

 

Haynes Motorland adventure playground covers 1,500 square metres within a new pedestrian precinct and is packed with a myriad of motoring-themed interactive games and miniature vehicles for children to enjoy.

 

Kids will have fun exploring the many realistic adventure play vehicles including a jeep, ice cream van and a camper van.  The construction zone has a host of impressive looking, large scale adventure play JCB diggers in a giant sand pit, with the coin operated Super diggers where you can operate an actual digger bucket.  There is a play petrol station, garage and realistic road layout where there’s a world of high octane fun for youngsters to discover.

 

Children can challenge themselves on the brand new ‘Haynes Hatch’ go-kart race circuit with its coin-operated electric vehicles, as well as two classic double-decker buses; one featuring a cinema and the other a soft play area for younger visitors.

 

Other new attractions within the museum itself include the ‘Vroom Room’ – a must-see attraction for petrol-heads.  Spanning over 360 square metres, and accommodating up to 20 cars at any one time, it is dedicated to the very best in high powered, high performance sports cars through the ages.

 

Among the vehicles currently on display are an iconic 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400s, a 1995 Jaguar XJ220 and a 1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera.

 

The Motorcycle Mezzanine is a fascinating new home for the museum’s two-wheeled collection of around 70 motorbikes including motorcycles from around the world and the Forshaw Speedway Collection, the world’s largest and most complete speedway display.

 

Created with its very own banked track and filled with precious artefacts and information it brings the thrilling sights and sounds of speedway through the ages vividly to life.

 

Packed with precious metal, Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. More than 400 amazing cars and bikes from the earliest motoring pioneers to nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s and glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.

 

Services⁄Products

 

Haynes Cafe & Gift Shop

 

Enjoy a freshly brewed ‘cuppa’ and a delicious slice of our famous home made cake, baked on the premises by our own staff. Browse our Museum shop with its extensive range of motoring related souvenirs and gifts.

 

Group Visits

 

If you and your group are looking for something that little different, Haynes International Motor Museum is for you.

 

The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum, at Sparkford in Somerset offers an excellent day out for everyone. With more than 400 cars and bikes displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day, it is the largest international motor museum in Britain.

 

For those interested in a nostalgic trip down memory lane, the museum offers a host of familiar names such as Austin, MG, and Morris. Whilst for those seeking something more exotic there is a vast array of performance cars, from modern classics such as the Dodge Viper and XJ220, to the more historic Jaguar E Type and AC Cobra.

 

Also on show is a large collection of American cars, including the jewels in the crown of Haynes – the V16 Cadillac, and the multi-million-dollar Duesenberg.  For children there is the, Ghostbusters ambulance, the themed play area, the fabulous play-bus, and many other activities.

 

Groups over 15 people can get discounted entry into the museum and free tours, which are available throughout the year.  The tours are tailored to suit individual needs from die hard motoring enthusiasts to those you want something a little more light hearted.

 

If you would like an individual package put together for your group we can offer all sorts, including open evenings and activities with rides in some of the world’s most prestigious and fastest cars.

 

Conferences, Functions & Events

 

The Haynes International Motor Museum is not only home to the UK’s largest and most spectacular exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world, but also one of the South West’s premier venues for conferences, functions and events.

 

With three rooms, the largest holding a maximum capacity of 450 delegates, the museum also boasts the latest AV equipment, first class in-house catering, 55 acres of outdoor event sites and show fields, as well as it’s very own private motor test circuit.

 

Wedding Services

 

The Classic Service for your Special Day
Arrive and depart from your wedding ceremony in true style, by choosing from our prestigious collection of stunning luxury cars. Our wedding service includes ribbons and fresh flowers tailored and individually prepared to match your colour scheme. Your car will be chauffeur driven by an experienced driver, smartly dressed, courteous, helpful and above all impeccably punctual.

 

Wedding receptions
The Merlin Suite is the Museum’s most impressive function room and provides the perfect venue for wedding receptions.

 

The Merlin Suite is served by its own entrance directly from the Museum’s stunning Red Room. The Suite comprises of two adjoining rooms that provide flexibility and versatility throughout your reception, they also have their own private lobby with cloakroom and restroom facilities. Merlin 1, the larger room, has wall lighting that can change colour to create the right atmosphere and ambience for your celebrations.

 

The Merlin Suite is ideal for wedding parties ranging from 40 to 250 guests. The generous space ensures that your guests can remain comfortable throughout the reception, and no tables need to be cleared for the evening’s entertainment. The dance floor and bar are fully portable, and can be positioned according to your requirements.

 

Our in-house catering team provides the highest quality food and refreshments for any scale or budget. Please see the inserts at the back of the brochure for our range of menus, wine list and drinks packages. We are happy to tailor a menu to specific requirements on request.

 

Truly exceptional experience
The Haynes International Motor Museum is licensed for civil ceremonies. The ceremony area has its own special atmosphere and provides a truly exceptional experience, not only for bride and groom, but also for wedding guests.

 

The American Collection houses the Museum’s most valuable car – the 1931 Model J Duesenberg, which provides the backdrop for civil wedding ceremonies. Bride and groom are flanked by the Museum’s two most opulent cars during the service. The Fins, Wings and Chrome Hall can seat up to 100 guests and offers an inspiring start to married life.

 

Drinks and canapés can be served after the ceremony within the Museum; allowing guests an opportunity to browse and enjoy the Museum’s amazing collection of cars and motorcycles.

 

All civil ceremonies include entry to the Museum for the wedding guests, a table flower arrangement and music facilities for the ceremony.

 

Haynes Workshop Services

 

Here at Haynes Garage Services, we have over 100 years combined experience dealing with cars of all kinds.

 

Whether you are looking to get your car serviced and MOT tested or fully restored by our highly skilled technicians we are a one stop shop for all things motoring.

 

We specialise in Jaguar and Land Rover cars, and employ factory trained technicians so you know you are being looked after by the best. We can cope with diagnostic work on all models up to the present day with our factory diagnostic equipment, and factory technical data there’s nothing we can’t do.

 

We have extensive contacts all over the world to help source parts for the rarest motor cars and if we can’t find the parts we need, we have various specialists we can call upon to manufacture almost any part for any car.

 

Own a new car? Don’t worry, our work does not invalidate your manufactures’ warranty and our servicing costs are hard to beat. A first service on a Range Rover TD V8 coming to you at £275 Including VAT, that’s over £200 cheaper than Land Rover main dealers and we use genuine parts!

 

With our prices starting at just £45 per hour you can put your car in our care and relax safe in the knowledge that the best in the business are looking after it.

 

If you would like to know any more about us and what we do, drop in for a coffee and a chat; give us a call – 01963 442790 or Email – [email protected]

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