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Coordinates: 51°02′08″N 2°33′56″W / 51.0355°N 2.5655°W / 51.0355; -2.5655
Haynes International Motor Museum
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Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Established 1985
Location Sparkford, Somerset
Director Micheal Penn
Website haynesmotormuseum.com

Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford near Yeovil in Somerset, England, contains over 400 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia.

The museum, which was established in 1985, is an Educational Charitable Trust[1] chaired by John Haynes OBE, of Haynes Publishing Group, the company that publishes the Haynes Manuals.

Haynes Bricklin

A rare Canadian built Bricklin held in the collection

LayoutEdit

The museum is divided into ten themed halls.

The museum also has a small military vehicle collection displayed outdoors, Autogame Experience including penny arcade games of the 1950s & 1960s, retro 1980s classics and 1990s favourites such as 'Sega Rally' and Michael Schumacher's Formula One 1996 Ferrari F310 show car.

In September 2007, it hosted the tenth World Forum for Motor Museums annual conference,[2] and regularly hosts conferences for organisations outside the motor industry, such as the local NFU branch meeting.

In early 2011 permission was granted to modernise and extend the visitor facilities, with a new shop, expanded catering facilities and new entrance area to be constructed. work commenced in September 2011 with completion scheduled for the 2013 season. During the works some of the halls have been condensed to allow the entrance and cafe to be relocated temporarily.

The collectionEdit

Race car linr - Haynes museum 2011 - IMG 8870

Classic racing cars line up

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The collection ranges from exotic Super cars such as a McLaren down to humble family cars from around the world such as a Trabant. Some of the vehicles are on long term loan from private owners, with others available for hire for events such as weddings or film & promotional work. A lot of the vehicles are run on the museums own test track for events

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