National Motor Museum begins upgrade
Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 9:30:00 UTC
New entrance works starts at National Motor Museum
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is set to start work on a new entrance and exhibition areas will begin in 2023.
With a £200,000 grant from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, the Wolfson Foundation, and the Galleries Improvement Fund, it is the start of a four-phase development of the museum.
The first phase in 2023 will redeveloped the entrance gallery, while two further spaces will be redeveloped into a single gallery.
National Motor Museum Trust Chief Executive Jon Murden said: ‘This major grant will enable us to start the first phase of our planned works next year. It is the first step on a long road, with bold plans to raise £15-20 million over the next seven years to fully realise our ambitions.
‘We must improve our museum spaces, equipment and interpretation for younger visitors, as well as upgrade facilities for the conservation and restoration of our 285 display vehicles. We also plan to open up our internationally-acclaimed stored collections of more than 1.9 million items of automobilia, and make them accessible for everyone to see. The world of motoring is rapidly changing and we must keep pace to tell its story.’