The British Motor Museum has announced a programme of more than 30 motoring shows including several new events for 2022, including the Ultimate BMW Car Meet and the Rootes Heritage Day.

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Visitors enjoying the Gaydon Landrover Show at the British Motor Museum.

In addition to the new events, the Warwickshire museum will welcome back many of its key shows, including the Gaydon Land Rover Show (7th - 8th May), the National Metro & Mini Show (5th June), the Classic & Vintage Commercial Show (11th - 12th June) and indoor UK Slot Car Festival (28th - 29th May). 

In May, when the Factor Us In exhibition ends, it will be replaced in June by an Austin Seven Centenary exhibition.

The season will draw to a close in October, with the final two shows of the year being the indoor Large Model Aircraft show (23rd October) and Great British Model Railway Show (29th - 30th October).

New shows

The Ultimate BMW Car Meet on 10th April, the Indoor Doll and Teddy Fair on 15th May and the Wythall Buses Fest on 3rd July are all new to the roster this year. 

Also new for 2022 is a special members only event on 29th April. Museum on the Move will showcase a selection of cars from the collection with the opportunity for members to ride in them.

And following last year’s success of Gaydon Gatherings, which saw hundreds of vehicles turn up on the second Tuesday of every month, these free events will return from 12th April, following the previous format as a fun and informal evening event for motoring enthusiasts sporting all vehicle makes and models.

British Motor Museum

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The impressive turnout at the Gaydon Gathering.

Summer highlights

The Electric Vehicles Festival will return on 3rd July, followed by the BMC & Leyland Show (10th July), the Old Ford Rally (17th July) which will celebrate 35 years of the Capri 280, a new Rootes Heritage Day on 17th July and a new Big MINI Show for BMW Minis will take place on the 24th July. The 999 Emergency Services Show will run on 13th - 14th August.

About the museum

The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars, with almost 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras. The Museum building and the Collections Centre are set in a landscaped setting of 65 acres in the village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. 

For the full event programme and information on discounted packages for groups, visit