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Queen's Platinum Jubilee Cars and Crowns at The Great British Car Journey

Type:Jubilee

Derwent Works
Ambergate
Derbyshire
DE56 2HE
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee Cars and Crowns at The Great British Car Journey

About

We are delighted to join in the celebration of the longest reign in British History.

We will be highlighting some of the cars in our collection with a connection to the Crown, along with Crown decorating for the little ones.

 

Over 140 carefully chosen vehicles tell the story of The British Motor Industry on an interactive journey spanning the last 100 years.

Guided by an audio-visual tablet, visitors will meet the two founding fathers of the industry: Herbert Austin and William Morris whose vast manufacturing plants in the Midlands produced millions of cars which were exported all over the world. British cars heralded a global transport revolution mobilising billions of people.

Now that era has passed: cars have become as reliable and disposable as a domestic appliance and the industry has become globalised and centred in the East. China is the world’s largest car manufacturer whilst Japan leads the export race which was once a British preserve. Austin, Morris and many other British brands have long since disappeared but now they have experienced a renaissance in the Derbyshire Dales.

From the legendary Austin 7 to the magnificent Mini this is the story of engineering, enterprise and endeavour which for a brief period saw British cars rule the road.

Make a day of it and relax in The Filling Station Café at Great British Car Journey which is fully licensed and provides a full range of hot and cold meals and beverages with the former being freshly prepared in our kitchen.

In addition to the exhibition, 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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Guide Prices

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)

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

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

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Drive Dad’s Car and Great British Car Journey are very easy to find. The site is just off the A6 between Belper and Matlock and only 10 miles from Junction 28 of the M1.We are also close to the Peak National Park and all its attractions and we are within the Derwent Valley World Heritage site.

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