World Forum for Motor Museums 2018 conference programme

Please note this is subject to change.

Pre-Conference; 1 & 2 September 2018

Beaulieu International Autojumble and the National Motor Museum

With over 2,000 stands of motoring parts, accessories & automobilia for sale, our world-famous Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. It is regarded as the place to locate and purchase even the most elusive items: “If you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t exist!”

If you would like to receive a complimentary ticket for Beaulieu and further information please contact:
Russell Bowman
Chief Executive
National Motor Museum
Email: russell.bowman@beaulieu.co.uk

Haynes International Motor Museum

World Forum delegates planning on arriving in the UK early can also visit the Haynes International Motor Museum. The 1st and 2nd September sees Beaulieu host the International Autojumble and if attending this event, you might like to combine it with an overnight stay and Haynes on Sunday 2nd September en route to the Forum.


Pre-Conference; 3 September 2018

To begin our Forum, delegates will get the chance to meet in the stately surroundings of Compton Verney in Warwickshire, a few miles from the British Motor Museum. The eighteenth century house is set in 120 acres of parkland, and now houses an internationally-famous art collection.

14:00 – 17:00 Registration: Hotel
18:30 – 19:00 Coach from Hotel to Compton Verney
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception at Compton Verney

Conference Day 1; 4 September 2018

British Motor Museum

The first day of the Forum begins at the British Motor Museum. The theme of the first conference session is ‘Resilience’ and will concentrate on how motor museums and collections can generate and maintain income for the future.

Delegates and partners will then travel to the Black Country Living Museum, the award-winning open air museum that tells the story the people and industry of the Black Country. There will be the chance to see their vehicle collection and sample some of their award-winning fish & chips!

08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 12:30 Conference Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Conference Sessions
16:00 – 17:30 Travel to Black Country Living Museum
17:30 – 21:00 Visit to Black Country Living Museum
21:00 – 22:00 Travel Back to Hotels

Conference Day 2; 5 September 2018

Coventry Transport Museum

Moving to our second partner venue, the focus of conference sessions on Wednesday will be ‘Collections’. After lunch, there will be the unique opportunity to visit Jaguar Land Rover’s Oxford Road facility where delegates will enjoy a behind the scenes tour of their state-of-the-art workshops and classic British car collection. Delegates will then return to the museum for the first of our formal dinners.

08:30 – 09:30 Coach Travel to Coventry Transport Museum from Hotels
09:30 – 12:30 Conference Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Conference Sessions
15:30 – 16:00 Coach to Jaguar Land Rover Classic facility, Oxford Road Coventry
16:00 – 17:30 Tour of Jaguar Land Rover Classic
17:30 – 18:00 Coach to Coventry Transport Museum
18:00 – 19-00 Drinks reception and chance to Tour Coventry Transport Museum
19:00 – 21:30 Dinner at Coventry Transport Museum
21:30 – 22:00 Coach travel back to hotels.

Conference Day 3; 6 September 2018

Coventry Transport Museum

Returning to Coventry for day three, delegates will enjoy another conference session concentrating this time on the theme of visitor engagement. Delegates and partners will  travel by coach to Morgan Cars and will tour the famous factory, where one of the most iconic British sports cars is produced. Coaches will then return to Stratford-upon-Avon allowing delegates to enjoy some free time in one of Britain’s most famous historic locations.

08:30 – 09:30 Coach Travel to Coventry Transport Museum from Hotels
09:30 – 12:30 Conference Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Coach Travel to Morgan Cars, Malvern
14:30 – 16:30 Tour of Morgan Cars Facility and Factory Tour
16:30 – 18:00 Coach Travel to Stratford-on-Avon
18:00 – 22:00 Delegates Free time in Stratford (no formal dinner)
22:00 – 22:30 Coach Travel back to Hotels

Conference Day 4; 7 September 2018

British Motor Museum

The final day of the Forum begins and ends at the British Motor Museum. The last formal conference session will focus on the future, with the chance to debate how motoring collections might develop, and the challenges we face in the 21st Century. After lunch we will travel to Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, and see progress on the new museum and visitor facility at Silverstone Heritage Experience. The Forum will end with a final formal dinner at the British Motor Museum.

08:30 – 09:30 Coach Travel to British Motor Museum from Hotels
09:30 – 12:30 Conference Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Coach Travel to Silverstone Heritage Experience
14:30 – 16:30 Tour of Silverstone Heritage Experience
16:30 – 17:00 Coach Travel back to Hotels
18:30 – 19:00 Coach Travel to British Motor Museum from Hotels
19:30 – 21:30 Final Formal Dinner at British Motor Museum