National Motor Museum visit

Way back in late 19th Century, John Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, was one of Britain’s motoring pioneers.

He had the distinction of being the first person to drive a car into the yard of the Houses of Parliament, and he introduced the future King Edward VII to cars in the 1890’s.

In the 1950’s, John’s son Edward opened the family seat at Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest, to the public. A keen motorist himself, he displayed five cars in the entrance to the house, in tribute to his late father.

In 1972, Lord Montagu opened the National Motor Museum, sited on the house grounds. The museum’s collection tells the story of cars and motoring from its invention right through to the present day.

Tim Barnes-Clay went along to Beaulieu to find out about some of the incredible cars on display.

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