Ladybird show comes to Gaydon


A new exbition at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon will bring a nostalgic tear to the eye of millions of classic car enthusiasts.

The Ladybird Big Book of Motor Cars will run from 17 September 2011 until 15 January 2012 and will give visitors a unique chance to see original artwork and iconic books from Ladybird’s archive. Ladybird books are known and loved the world over.

The exhibition will feature a collection of over 120 Ladybird books and over 30 original artwork illustrations all set amongst many of the vehicles which feature in them. Also on display will be a 1904 Wolseley, a 1967 Austin 1100, a 1936 MG and a 1971 Rover P5 and others.

Stephen Laing, Curator for the Heritage Motor Centre said: “This is a fantastic new exhibition and a fabulous opportunity to recapture your childhood, and perhaps share it with your own children or grandchildren. There will also be a children's Ladybird play area with books and activities to enjoy, so there is something for all generations to enjoy."

A selection of vintage Ladybird gifts will also be available to purchase in the Museum shop. Entry to the exhibition is included in the standard museum entry fees: for more info visit the website.

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