Lalique glass car mascot

New at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum this year is The Luxury of Motoring, an exhibit of 28 Lalique glass car mascots, on show together for the first time.

Designed by famed French glass maker Rene Lalique, these ‘exquisite’ glass mascots were highly treasured by their affluent owners. Designed to be lit from below, the interactive display will allow guests to see them ‘illuminated at their sparkling best’.

As well as the glass car mascot displays, groups will be able to view a collection of what are described as the most desirable cars ever built, plus see accompanying exhibits of elegant clothes, vanity cases, and decadent accessories that were reportedly an integral part of a luxury lifestyle in the ‘golden age of motor cars’.

A new group tour has also just launched at the museum that will take groups around the new gallery, telling the story of the designs of the luxurious cars, the people who owned them and the chauffeurs who drove them.

The Luxury of Motoring will open in February and is included in your Beaulieu admission price.

More about Beaulieu

Beaulieu in Hampshire boasts a stately home, the motor museum and a 13th century abbey, and a visit can incorporate all of them.

A visit includes entrance to the museum with its collection of more than 250 vehicles; the new-look World of Top Gear and On Screen Cars exhibitions; the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House; the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey; and the grounds and gardens.

Groups travel organisers can take advantage of: discounts for groups of 15 or more; a range of guided tours; a dedicated group admission desk; ample free coach parking; and a rest room for coach drivers.

For more details call 01590-612345 or visit