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Family Days Out – Haynes Motor Museum

This is a day out that I remember for the wrong reasons: getting lost and breaking down several times on the way home!

The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum, at Sparkford in Somerset offers an excellent day out for everyone, as our photos show even my daughters enjoyed themselves.

This was when they were playing with the controls for the Ghostbuster car

 With more than 400 cars and bikes displayed in stunning style, dating from 1886 to the present day, it is the largest international motor museum in Britain.

They spent quite some time in the arcade area too!

The exhibits are brilliant and my favourite  was Hall 2 – The Red Room

Alex and Fred "Dad can you make us one?"

Hall 2 – The Red Room has 50 beautiful red sports cars from around the world – Examples: 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400s / 1965 AC Cobra.

Great photo thanks Dad!



If you retain your ticket you are allowed one free return entry into the museum. Dad and I have returned but only to the museum shop to buy some VW camper books!

We’re hoping to return again with the kids as they all enjoyed it.  What impressed me was their family ticket

2 Adults + 3 Child – £25.00

A lot of the places we’ve been to the family ticket is just 2 adults and 2 children which is a pain when you have 3 kids! Adding the extra child soon bumps up the price which is what we found when we wanted to go to Marwell Zoo but that’s another story for another day!

Karen x



  1. Hi Karen,

    Thank you for the comments about the Museum. It is always good to hear that visitors are having a good time when they visit.

    You said about the Gift Aid re-admission, I just wanted it let you know that you can come back as many time as you like within the year. Please see the details taken from our website below – A Gift Aid Annual Re-admission Ticket:

    Allows unlimited access for a period of 12 months from the date of first issue, at times when the museum is normally open to the public except for up to five days when it may be in use for special events.

    These dates are as follows:

    • 3rd May

    • 31st May

    • 20th June

    • 15th August

    • 30th August

    We look forward to seeing you again at the Museum.



    Comment by Clair Holt — February 22, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply

    • Oh wow, I really didn’t realise that we had unlimited access lol. We drove all the way down from Southampton to buy VW Camper Van books didn’t go back into the museum because we didn’t have the kids with us. I could kick myself!
      I shall tell Dad the good news and you will certainly see us again – lots and lots of times!

      Can i just say that the Gift Shop is absolutely fabulous!

      Would you be interested in providing a free family ticket for a Fathers’ Day Competition for http://www.havealovelytime.com ?

      I think it would be a great prize and a lovely feature for the website. I can put you in touch with the editor or you can email Linda at linda@passionatemedia.co.uk

      Many Thanks

      Comment by auntyfruitcake — February 22, 2010 @ 10:01 am | Reply

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