£4 million redevelopment forces two-day museum closure

| 17 Mar 2012

The Haynes International Motor Museum is to close for two days at the end of this month as part of a massive £4million redevelopment programme. The museum, at Sparkford, will shut from 29-30 March.

Doors will be open as normal on 31 March at 9:30am, once the mains electrical works are complete.  

Phase one of the extensive refurbishment will be complete on 1 June and the full redevelopment should be unveiled to the public in Spring 2013. 

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Here's some more background info and plans for the revamp from Haynes.

What building works are happening at the Museum?

The Haynes International Motor Museum is undergoing major redevelopment to enhance is position as the UK’s premier centre for International motoring heritage.  Work will take place which will see a complete new frontage and re-configured parking areas and frontal landscape. 

There will be a new entrance leading into the Museum displays and large new motoring gift shop. There will also be a stunning new motoring themed restaurant which will lead on to a glorious outside al fresco dinning area. 

Inside the Museum there will be three stunning new exhibition halls with many new exhibits on display. The children’s facilities will be revamped and include a soft play area, themed children’s rides and activities.