The Dunsfold Collection Museum opens to mark 75 years of the Land Rover and 55 years since the acquisition of the Collection’s first vehicle in 1968.
Refurbished building secures the future of the charitable trust, responsible for the largest collection of Land Rovers in the world.
The UK’s only museum dedicated solely to the Land Rover marque and its remarkable history.
Friends of the Collection are welcomed to the official opening by the trustees, providing the launchpad for future public and private events.
Public open day dates for 2023 announced with tickets on sale now.
Museum taking bookings for private tours.
The Dunsfold Collection has announced the grand opening of its new museum building, providing a permanent home for displays of up to 40 vehicles on rotation from the total of 136 in the Collection’s care.
The new museum also houses an unrivalled archive of Land Rover brochures, publicity material, manuals, handbooks, photographs, drawings and magazines, as well as a vast display of Land Rover memorabilia, together with the extraordinary John Parker collection of over 2,000 Land Rover models and toys.
On 11 June, Friends of the Collection and Wall of Fame donors were invited by the trustees to an exclusive and private opening of the new buildings, as a special ‘thank you’ for their help and support over the years.
Philip Bashall, trustee and Head of the Collection, said, “This is the culmination of my lifetime’s ambition to secure a permanent home for the Dunsfold Land Rover Collection that was started by my late father, Brian, in 1968. I know that he would be delighted that we have been able to achieve this major milestone.”
The Dunsfold Collection Museum will be hosting its inaugural public Open Weekend on 23-24 September 2023 and tickets are on sale now on the Collection website at £18, and free for children under the age of 13. Numbers are strictly limited on both days and must be booked in advance. The event will be open from 10am to 4pm each day, with refreshments available to purchase throughout, and free parking. Tickets are not available at the gate, so visitors must book early to avoid disappointment.
The Collection is also offering private, curated tours for clubs and other groups. Further details on how to book are available on the Collection website www.dunsfoldcollection.co.uk