Queen’s Baton Relay Event at the British Motor Museum
July 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 amFree
Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games in Birmingham. Members of the public are invited to come and line the Museum’s main driveway to see the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) as it arrives at the Museum on Friday 22 July.
Watch the Baton arrive
The Baton is scheduled to arrive at the Museum at 9:53am, leaving approximately 20 minutes later. Spectators can arrive from 9am and need to be in place by 9.40am. The Baton will be accompanied by a parade of British cars from the Museum’s collection and there will be a special Gaydon Gathering of British classics which spectators can view whilst the Baton entourage goes into the Museum for a private demonstration of STEM activities by the Museum’s Learning team and the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton.
This is a FREE TICKETED EVENT. Spectators will be parked at the top of site and asked to walk down to line the pathway of the main driveway. Blue Badge holders should show their pass on arrival and will be able to park in the Blue Badge parking area next to the Museum and watch the Baton from there.
Be part of the special Gaydon Gathering
We are looking for 200 British Classics to form a special static display Gaydon Gathering as part of the days celebration. These classics will be parked in front of the Museum for all to see. If you would like to be part of this special gathering please book your FREE place below. All display cars MUST be a British and a classic (20 years or older) and will need to be in place in front of the Museum by 9.30am on Friday 22 July.
Discounted entry to the Museum
The Museum will stay closed to the public until 11am but, after the Baton has left (approximately 10.30am), it will then open its doors to holders of Queen’s Baton Relay Spectators tickets offering a special discounted entry for the day of £10 for adults and £7 for children. Simply show your free spectators ticket at the Museum pay desk on arrival.
Special Royal Car Display
Inside the Welcome Gallery of the Museum visitors will be able view a display of vehicles from the Royal household including the first bespoke Royal Land Rover state review car, one of the fleet of vehicles used for HM the Queen Elizabeth II’s first Commonwealth Tour in 1953/4 and a 1971 Rover P5B, the personal property of HM the Queen but on long term loan to the Museum.
Premium Members, Members & Annual Pass holders
We would be delighted if you would like to be part of this event either in your British classic or as a spectator, but we ask that you still register for a free ticket so that we know how many people are attending.
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