The British Motor Museum has been selected as one of three finalists in the ‘Collection’ category in this year’s Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.
The annual awards recognise outstanding achievements within the British historic motoring and motorsport world. The judges had an impressive and diverse list of candidates across all eight categories to scrutinise, and will announce the results on 28 January 2021.
The museum was shortlisted for a number of reasons, namely hosting three exhibitions during a difficult year and through two lockdowns. These included a major exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Range Rover, and “Metro at 40” which celebrated one of Britain’s best-selling small cars. The exhibition, which went live on 9 September, is free to view from the Museum’s website and gives everyone the chance to celebrate this iconic car’s special birthday.
Stephen Laing, Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum says: “Despite the challenges of the past few months, we know that museums like ours are an important part of the community.
“When the museum has been allowed to open, we have tried to maintain as much of the normal experience in the safest possible environment for our visitors. When we’ve had to close, our superb team has found creative ways to keep in touch with our visitors. From fun at home activities for families, updates from the archive, to our first online exhibition celebrating the Metro’s 40th birthday, we’ve really enjoyed the feedback from the public.“