The Haynes International Motor Museum (an Educational Charitable Trust, No. 292048) is dedicated to restore, retain and preserve motoring and motorcycling items of historical and cultural interest in England. It is an International Motor Museum taking the view that the complete history of the automobile and motorcycle can only be covered by looking at the developments from all over the world.
Nearly every car in the museum is driven at least once a year. We believe that to preserve our motoring heritage properly all vehicles must be maintained in full working order.
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.
The story of the Haynes International Motor Museum on the Somerset, Dorset border is not just one of cars or in fact car manuals, it is one of being British. For over fifty years Britain's become a custom to hearing the Haynes name through its best selling car manuals, but 2014 is set to be the dawn of a new age for the Haynes family and that is due in my opinion to the refurb of their much loved international motor museum. Not only much loved by themselves, but every single one of its thousands of visitors that have and will be stepping over their new threshold, which was once the site of a disused mill. It is now the location of the largest privately owned car collection that I've ever seen. This attraction gave me goose pimples as I took every step around this massive site. Now that's the sign of a Top 100 Attraction!