Haynes Motor Museum

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  1. StitchesnFluff

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    can highly recommend Haynes motor museum, well worth a visit, plenty of parking
     
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    I concur - but do it in warmer weather as it is unheated (says he who saw it on a frosty February morning!)
     
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    I agree, well worth a visit and not as crowded as some of the other motor museums.

    Sparkford, Somerset.
    51.04051, -2.55859
     
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    Plenty of parking & might be worth enquiring if they allow overnight parking as know that they have rallies there :)
     
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    The Yank Tanks, are awesome, the little Model T, immaculate

    Well worth a visit, money well spent, however! take your own lunch. Not much on offer there eat wise. Think though that they are in the process of expanding the Museum, whether that will include a better "eatery" who knows?

    They got a Brough Superior there as well, Drool worthy(y)
     
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    My recollection is that they have a very reasonable small restaurant there doing well price meals. Maybe it's not there now as it is about two years since I went last.
     
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    For those who have not been for awhile, they have refurbished and done the place up. Really good job of it too. Some lovely cars including a Lincoln Continental apparently worth £15M!!.
    Restaurant is really good and when I went a couple of months ago we were given special "all year" tickets because we chose to gift aid the entry fee. Will deffinately be going again soon.
    As others have said, plenty of parking.
    I will upload some photos later when my old banger of a desktop computer eventually wakes up!! :yawn:
     
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    IMG_8533.JPG IMG_8538.JPG IMG_8474.JPG IMG_8477.JPG IMG_8498.JPG IMG_8499.JPG IMG_8515.JPG IMG_8525.JPG Just a few shots to wet your appetites......::bigsmile:
     
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    I can vouch for the food, had a lovely lunch there last week.
    Good to wheelchair users to with lift to motorbikes and easy access loos!
     
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    Not up to that standard, but if you are going to Loire valley there is a museum at azay-le- rideau that a bloke called Maurice dufresne has put together in an old mill, got everything from bikes to aeroplanes , mostly in there original state when he found them but also quite a few been done up, it is in the France passion book and you can stay the night in the grounds for free, we did and no one asked us for the card the gps is 47.27908. 0.39643
    The web site is www.musee-dufresne.com
    Well worth a visit.
     
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    Thanks for the update on the eatery, as I said they were still doing the expansion when I went, the food bit was just a small counter near the entrance, Sausage rolls were about it and a few Biscuits.
    There are a few cars in Old Soldier's post that I did'nt see before, that Red "ALVIS" Tourer is one the Aston is another

    Time for another trip up there me thinks
     
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    There is an adults only campsite called long Hazel round the corner and between the two a pub called the Sparkford inn which does reasonable food. The Sparkford Inn was the place to go for Discos in the 70s, happy memories of my youth. The pub was a real spit and sawdust place in those days. Just driven past today.
     
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    Could someone please give me an indication of how much time it would take for a full tour of the museum ...bearing in mind I like to see every display item on show and read every detail about them:rolleyes:

    :calig: in anticipation:)
     
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    Could someone please give me an indication of how much time it would take for a full tour of the museum ...bearing in mind I like to see every display item on show and read every detail about them:rolleyes:

    :calig:in anticipation:)

    Could be all day! However, you'd probably have a good 2 1/2 to 3 hours for a good browse, but there is a lot to take in.
     
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    Every car they have stripped to produce a manual is reassembled and in the museum, it is a truly droolworthy day out.
     
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    Can't be any worse than the modern Haynes manuals

    Nowt more than story books
    "refer to dealer/
     
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    That sounds a good idea.:)

    I did a visit a few years ago and agree it is well worth a visit. I also did http://www.fleetairarm.com/
    , which is not far away, on the same trip.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.(y)
     
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