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Great British Car Journey-Museum

Type:Museum - Motor

Derwent Works
DE56 2HE
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Great British Car Journey-Museum


Great British Car Journey & Drive Dad’s Car

Located in Ambergate, Derbyshire, Great British Car Journey is a brand new visitor attraction which opened in May 2021.

Boasting a collection of 130+ modern British classics, including one of the last cars to roll off the Longbridge production line, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring industry from the early 1900s to the turn of the century.

Beginning with the Austin Seven and ending with a McLaren 650S, the Great British Journey features all the classics to the lesser-known vehicles, like the Gilbern and Austin Atlantic.

Each vehicle tells a story – from Elton John’s Bentley to the car that was used to chauffeur British High Court judge Sir Fenton Atkinson during the high-profile trial of the Moors murderers,

Featuring more than 30 British car marques, visitors are guided around the exhibition with a unique handheld audio visual device transporting them through the decades of British car design and manufacturing.

Entrance to the Great British Car Journey is £16 per adult, £14 for Concessions £7.50 per child and £40 for families (2 adults and up to 3 children)

In addition to the exhibition and museum,  Great British Car Journey features a unique onsite driving experience – Drive Dad’s Car.

From just £49.00, Drive Dad’s Car gives you the opportunity to get behind the wheel of 30 of the most popular cars ever made in Britain, including the Sunbeam Rapier Convertible, a rare original Avenger and Rolls Royce Silver Spirit to the Ford Capri, Reliant Robin and, of course, the original MK1 Mini.

Free entry to the Great British Car Journey for the driver is included with every Drive Dad’s Car experience purchased. Guests receive discounted entry too!

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Entrance to the Great British Car Journey is £16 for Adults, £14 for Concessions, £7.50 for Children and a Family ticket is £40 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)


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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop

Opening Times

* We are currently operating our Winter opening hours - from 30th October 2022 until 31st March 2023 we are open on weekends and selected Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry 3pm). See website for full details.

Open 7 days a week from 31st March 2023 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry 4pm)

Pre-booking is advised, but entrance can be paid for upon arrival.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • darrellm868
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fantastic little place - not suitable for a quick visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 2nd November 2022
      Great little motor museum, with touch screens and headphones to inform you about each exhibit. Will easily fill a day out at a decent price. A lot of the cars I could remember growing up with. Read full review
    • janetdF329AN
      Trip Type:
      Excellent day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th November 2022
      Fab museum . A real find . Unbelievable selection of cars - best car museum ever been to . Partner took advantage of a drive in a Triumph TR7 and loved it .Friendly staff were helpful and... Read full review
    • Denartes
      West Midlands, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Well worth a visit to this fabulous attraction.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 26th November 2022
      Lovely couple of hours going round this interesting museum of cars. Laid out very well and access friendly to those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Interesting to see cars we owned many years... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From the M1: Take the A38 towards Derby and after approx. 6 miles turn onto the A610 towards Ambergate. Turn Right after approx. 4 miles onto the A6 (opposite The Hurt Arms) and we are Half a mile on the LEFT.

    SAT NAV: Postcode is DE56 2HE

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