Be part of Beaulieu's big birthday party


Beaulieu is to hold a cavalcade on Bank Holiday Monday – 7 May – to mark 40 years since the opening of the National Motor Museum in 1972. And, although many of the museum's own exhibits will take part, it is calling on enthusiasts to join in with their own classics.

Any vehicle built in the last 40 years is eligible and taking part will mean free entry to the museum on the day for the driver and one passenger. 

Vehicles taking part in the May Day Cavalcade will be on display in the Beaulieu arena before taking part in a celebratory parade around the museum grounds.  

Plus a special 40th anniversary People’s Choice trophy will be awarded on the day. If you have a suitable classic contact or call 01590 614610.

The origins of the National Motor Museum go back to 1956 when Lord Montagu created a museum known as the Montagu Motor Museum in tribute to his father, one of Britain’s motoring pioneers.  

After a period of rapid growth and the creation of a new building, the National Motor Museum was opened in July 1972 by the Duke of Kent. 

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