COVID19 Update from British Motor Museum – 11th September 2020
In view of Wednesdays Government announcement the British Motor Museum has taken the decision to postpone next week’s ‘Gaydon Gathering’. The first of these new events will now take place on Tuesday 13 October.
Jeff Coope, Managing Director at the British Motor Museum said “Safety is our number one priority and we feel that, given these recent developments, the responsible approach is to delay the launch of this exciting new format until October. The event will remain free but admission will be by ticket only, with limited numbers to ensure everyone’s safety. We appreciate the support we have received and hope that everyone who was due to attend will understand our decision. We look forward to welcoming our visitors instead on Tuesday 13 October”.
This new, informal event will be held outdoors on the Museum’s arenas. Updated details will be available on the British Motor Museum website where visitors will also be able to book their October Gaydon Gathering FREE ticket. Tickets are subject to availability and can be booked up to 12noon on the day. There will be no admission without a ticket.
The Museum will continue to monitor the Government advice and keep visitors informed of any changes. Names and contact details will be taken at the time of booking to comply with NHS Test and Trace and visitors will be required to observe social distancing.
For more information on the October Gaydon Gatherings please visit the British Motor Museum website.
The British Motor Museum is delighted to announce it is to host a series of brand new monthly evening gatherings aimed at motoring enthusiasts. The first ‘Gaydon Gathering’ will take place on Tuesday 15 September from 5:30pm to 8pm and the next on Tuesday 13 October. The Gaydon Gathering will then be a regular feature of the 2021 events programme, on the second Tuesday of every month starting on the 13 April 2021.
These informal events will be held outdoors on the Museum’s arenas and are free to attend. Visitors can just turn up on the evening, with no pre booking required. At 7pm the Museum will present the ‘Gaydon Garage’ feature when the Museum’s workshop doors will be opened to reveal one of the fantastic vehicles from the collection that are not often seen out of the Museum. The vehicle will be driven out onto the apron and introduced over the PA system.
Display vehicles will be parked in front of the Museum whilst there will be separate free parking for those that arrive in modern everyday vehicles. On the night visitors can also enjoy refreshments including burgers, beers, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Gaydon Gatherings will take place in the grounds but the Museum itself will not be open during these evenings.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum stated “Our casual gatherings are open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if your vehicle is British or not, if it’s a car, commercial, military, bus, motorbike, scooter, tractor or any other interesting vehicle, just bring it along. Be it classic, veteran, vintage or a modern classic – all are welcome. And if you don’t have any of the above, you are still welcome to come along and enjoy the evening!”
“It’s an opportunity for petrol heads to indulge their passion with like-minded people – whilst having a burger and a drink. We hope these events will appeal to our enthusiast friends who would like an early week alternative to staying at home watching TV!”
In addition, the Museum hopes to launch some evening indoor events for enthusiasts over the winter months; more information on this will follow on its website and via social media. The Museum will continue to monitor the Government advice and keep visitors informed of any changes. Names and contact details of all arrivals will be taken to comply with NHS Test and Trace and visitors are asked to observe social distancing.
For more information on the Gaydon Gatherings please visit the British Motor Museum website.