Museum puts Family and Community first this Christmas

09 Dec 2020


Starting from Monday 14 December, the Museum, Café 750 and shop will be open for visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, except for the week after Christmas when we they be open for visitors every day during 27 – 31 December.
8 December 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s what matters most: Supporting each other and sharing time with family.

Like so many independent museums in the UK, the Haynes International Motor Museum has had an incredibly challenging year and now more than ever they need some support. One way to do that is to buy a ticket and visit, but at this time of year they also understand that local families might need a little help too. That’s why from today, children aged 15 and under can visit the Museum for free, throughout December and until the end of January 2021. This is a saving of up to £9.50 per child.

The Museum has undergone some extensive changes during 2020, investing heavily in both redesigning the layout to ensure visitor safety and social distancing, as well as introducing some brand new exhibitions including ‘Williams F1: The Drivers and the Driven’. However with the further challenges a second lockdown has brought there is a need for the Museum to be financially and operationally efficient, whilst not compromising on either visitor safety or the experience. So the Museum as well as offering free tickets to all children, will also be temporarily adjusting their open hours.

Starting from Monday 14 December, the Museum, Café 750 and shop will be open for visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, except for the week after Christmas when we they be open for visitors every day during 27 – 31 December.

Chris Scudds, Museum CEO commented, “It’s been a tough year for so many organisations, not least independent Museums and charities such as ourselves, but we must never forget that it’s also been super hard on so many families too. By supporting families in the South West with our offer of free child entry, we hope that the local community will support us by simply taking up this amazing offer. If you are able to come and see us, whilst of course adhering to all restrictions, we’d absolutely love to see you. We’ve got some wonderful exhibitions ready and waiting to share with you!”

To arrange a visit the Haynes International Motor Museum, please check local Government restrictions and pre-book your tickets at www.himm.co.uk

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Additional information:

The Haynes International Motor Museum is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England number 10757195. Registered charity number 1176857.
Haynes Motor Museum Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary registered in England number 2016467.
Registered Office: Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7LH

The Museum is proud to have been awarded the 'WE'RE GOOD

TO GO' industry charter mark by Visit England. This means we have all the processes in

place to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all.

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK's largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to world renowned super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.

Located just off the A303 at Sparkford in Somerset the Museum currently offers 19 individual exhibitions with tours, talks and activities for families, children and enthusiasts alike. Packed with precious metal, the Haynes International Motor Museum is truly a world class motor museum.

Find out more by visiting www.himm.co.uk or following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Museum puts Family and Community first this Christmas
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