Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

The Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection is an Aladdin’s Cave of motoring memorabilia, old typographic advertising and vintage cars.

If you’re after a family day out, then this is a great place to visit with the kids and your dog as there are so many rooms to explore, including one which is the home of Brum – the car from the old children’s TV series! As a type geek, I absolutely loved looking at all the old enamel signs.

You do have to pay for entry, but we think it’s definitely worth it! We spent at least 2 hours wandering around. There are plenty of places after to eat and drink that allow dogs. You could also walk to Greystones – a nearby nature reserve and farm, or visit Birdland or the Dragonfly Maze, which are both dog friendly.

Additional information


The Old Mill
Sherborne Street
Cheltenham GL54 2BY


Paid parking at multiple car parks in Bourton-on-the-Water, we parked in the Pay And Display Car Park on Rissington Road (GL54 2AY)

Paws for thought

Dogs on lead and the museum can get busier at weekends

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