Rootes Heritage Day

Rootes Heritage Day is back! This year we're bringing even more vehicle variety with a number of Club National Rallies being held at the same time as the event. All kinds of Classic Rootes Group vehicles come together and celebrate at the British Motor Museum. Whether that's pre 70’s cars like the Hillman’s, Humbers, Singers or Sunbeams or the later Chrysler, Simca and Talbot products or commercial vehicles such as Commer, Karrier, and Kew Dodge

2 events & Museum entry in 1 great value ticket

A ticket for the Rootes Heritage Day doesn’t just get you entry into the event, you can also go to the Old Ford Rally supported by Peter James Insurance, taking place at the same time. You’ll be able to see an astonishing variety of pre-1995 Fords and Ford-engined vehicles, including Anglias, Capris, Cortinas, Escorts, Fiestas, Granadas, Model Ts, Zephyrs and Zodiacs. To find out more about the Old Ford Rally, click here.

All of this comes with the added bonus of being able to see over 400 more cars inside the Museum. The Museum is packed with some of the most historically important vehicles such as the first Land Rover and the first Mini but if you’re looking for something closer to home, check out our 1969 Hillman Imp Super with the extra exterior flashes.

On the day, you’ll also find a large display of hand-built Meccano models from The Midlands Meccano Guild. There is also a small indoor trade area with diecast models, vehicle brochures and photos.

Book your visitor tickets

Book your tickets to enjoy the show and explore the Museum, too! Book in advance and SAVE, as tickets are just £16 per adult, £9 per child, £14 per concession and £43 for a family. Tap the button below to book.

Or support the Museum and get an Annual Pass!

When booking your ticket, choose to donate your entry fee when prompted and in return we'll convert your ticket to an Annual Pass at no extra cost. You will also have the chance to Gift Aid your donation. Please be a Gift Aid visitor if you can, it makes a big difference to our charity. This can only be done at the time of booking.

Premium Members, Members & Annual Pass holders

You can visit the show for free! Simply select your show visit date and choose either the 'Premium Members & Members' or 'Annual Pass holders' option and follow the steps. Tap here to get started.

Premium Members Lounge

Premium Members can access the Premium Members Lounge at this event where complimentary refreshments will be served. The lounge will be located in the main Museum building and signposted on the day. Premium Members may invite 1 guest into the lounge, but show entry fees apply for your guest.

Vehicle Exhibitors

Join a few hundred Rootes cars from the past for just £10 and help us make a fantastic show display. This includes an entry pass to display the vehicle and gives admission for the driver and a passenger to the show, Museum and Collections Centre. 

The easiest way to book is to simply tap the button below and buy your ticket. If you prefer, you can call our Bookings Team on 01926 895295. If that's not possible, then you can download and complete our entry form here but this will take much longer.

Be quick though, vehicle entries close on Thursday 18 July 2024.

Gates open to Vehicle Exhibitors on the day at 7:30am. All display vehicles must be in place by 9:30am.


Make the most of our summer show and camp in the Museum grounds – whether that be in your display vehicle, a tent, caravan or motorhome. Camping is available on the evening of Saturday 20 July 2024 only.

Book in advance and save £10 with camping for just £25 per pitch (max. 4 people). If booking on the day, this costs £35 per pitch. Camping tickets can be booked with your show entry tickets below. Be quick, we have a limited number of pitches and it’s first come, first served.

The campsite will be open from 4pm on the Saturday evening - do not arrive before then, as the campsite marshal will not be available for check-in. Campers will be able to arrive up until 9pm, when the gates will be closed until 7.30am the next morning. All campers must vacate the site by 6pm on the Sunday, after the show finishes.

Campers must comply with the campsite rules, tap here to see them.

Trade stands

Book a space to trade at the show! For more details and to book, please download and complete our trade form here.

Be respectful

Please drive safely, respect our local community and abide by all speed limits. CCTV is in operation and unacceptable driving behaviour may result in footage being shared with the police.