British Car Museum

The world's largest collection of British motor cars. The British Car Museum in sunny Te Awanga represents a lifetime's passion - it is the personal and eclectic collection of Ian Hope.


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Ian has amassed over 450 cars and commercial vehicles (Austin, Bedford, Commer, Ford, Hillman, Jaguar, Morris, Riley, Standard, Vauxhall and many more) with over 38 Morris Minors alone.

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Many rows of cars are on display and enthusiasts could easily get lost among the vehicles. Little rounded A30s stare at the sleek lines of Jaguars - among them a 2.8i auto and a 1982 XJS HE 12 cyl.

There are also Jowetts, Lanchesters, Wolseleys, Sunbeams, Triumphs, Rovers, three hearses and even a 1923 Dennis Fire Engine used by Hastings Fire Service at the time of the Hawkes Bay Earthquake Disaster in 1931.


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Physical address

British Car Museum, 65 East Road, Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
16km (Napier)
Proximity to town:
16km from Napier City Centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00
(13 year(s) and under)

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