The National Motor Museum’s acclaimed BOND IN MOTION exhibition was seen by over 800,000 visitors during its successful two year run which ended earlier this month. Bond fans came from all corners of the globe and the exhibition contributed to the Beaulieu attraction being recognised as the Large Attraction of the Year at the 2013 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
The exhibition, which celebrated fifty years of the enduring James
Bond franchise, featured fifty of the most iconic vehicles from the Bond
films and was the largest official collection of original James Bond
film vehicles staged anywhere in the world.
Following the exhibition’s departure, the museum is moving on with
its ambitious plans for a complete re-display of its collection. In the 50th anniversary year of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird CN7 record, a new display, For Britain & For The Hell Of It,
featuring Beaulieu’s iconic land speed record cars, tells the story of
British pluck, technological mastery and national pride – alongside new
vehicles with a more alternative land speed heritage.
A moving audio-visual presentation transports you back to a golden
age of invention, courage and patriotism and introduces you to those who
are keeping the record breaking dream alive today.
Another new display, The Motorcycle Story, immerses you in a
journey through motorcycling history, the human quest for freedom and
the desire to win. Machines are displayed in their historical and
cultural context; tying technological developments to changing trends in
fashion, style and sport.
Memorabilia including clothing and trophies won by sporting greats
can be seen in displays which cover a wide range of racing disciplines,
road safety and British youth culture of the 1950s and 60s.
Both new displays will be open for Easter 2014 and can be seen as
part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction. For more information