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Haynes Motor Museum boasts one of the top conference and hospitality venues in the South West. The flexible, purpose-built rooms, by day, accommodate up to 400 theatre style and provide a fantastic space for a range of events from regional conferences to exhibitions and product launches, while by night, come alive with DMX lighting providing an unrivalled party venue.
Add to the conference suites the opportunity of hiring a range of external areas, or hosting drinks and canapes among one of the museum’s exhibitions, and you can begin to understand the versatility of the Museum's exceptional facilities for exciting and exhilarating events.
Regular events from breakfast club meets to car boot sales feature on the 2022 calendar, with plans to see 2023 host a growing range suitable for the whole family.
All profits made from the hire of our conference suites and events are used to support the charitable aims of the museum, which opened 10th July 1985, with 29 fine cars and 3 motorcycles, a collection amassed through the passion of John Haynes OBE.
John wanted this growing collection to be open to the public and a charitable trust was formed to ensure the collection would also be accessible to future generations with the aims of preservation, restoration and education. Today hundreds of school children enjoy free, curriculum led educational visits and all the vehicles within the collection are recipients of meticulous preservation and restoration work done by an army of volunteers led by the Museum’s highly skilled Workshop and Restoration Centre team.
The collection of cars, motorcycles and automobilia continued to grow as did the Museum with regular extensions including the development of a test circuit adjacent to the main building. Investment in the site and the collection has continued to this day and now, after an extensive £6m redevelopment completed in April 2014, the Museum now boasts over 400 cars and motorbikes in 17 very distinct exhibitions.