Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Museum Lates - 1970s throwback evening

British Motor Museum

31/10/2019 17:30 - 21:00

For the first time the British Motor Museum is taking part in ‘Museums at Night’, a bi-annual national festival funded by Arts Council England.

The Museum will be hosting an exclusive 1970s themed throwback evening on 31 October from 5:30pm – 9pm showcasing archive material from that era from both the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s collection as well as guest motoring archives including the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. This special evening offers visitors a fantastic range of activities and displays along with supper outside of normal opening hours and is also an ideal way to avoid trick or treaters on Halloween!

Those visiting that evening can enjoy a special pop-up exhibition focusing on the press, advertising and sales material generated by the motoring industry in the 1970s. The exhibition will address the question of the female motorist. Did companies in the 1970s consider women as viable customers? Did they create sales material aimed specifically at women? How did this differ from marketing to men?

In addition visitors can enjoy a hot & cold buffet supper with tea & coffee, display highlights featuring some of the iconic 1970s designed cars including the recently donated 1971 Morris Marina 1.3 deluxe, a Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Austin Maxi 2 and a Triumph TR6. There is also full access to the main Museum to explore at leisure and an exclusive 1970s themed tour with a costumed guide.

Visitors will also have access to the Reading Room with an opportunity to view bookbinding with the Conservator, see the ‘K’ from the Longbridge K gates on display, as well as watch 1970s motoring footage in the cinema.

To find out more information please visit the website or call 01926 641188.

Event type
Event / Exhibition (temporary) / Late opening / Guided tour
Age range
Any age
Tickets are just £10 per person. On sale from 16 September

For visitors who hold a Gift Aid Annual Pass there is a £6 supplement for the evening to cover the catering.
Event location

British Motor Museum
Banbury Road Gaydon
CV35 0BJ

Museum Lates - 1970s throwback evening

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Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019