Established in 1985, the Haynes International Motor Museum is an Educational Charitable Trust number 1176857.

The Haynes International Motor Museum is dedicated to maintaining a Museum for the public display of a collection of cars and all additions thereto for the purpose of promoting public education, appreciation and knowledge in the historical development and evolution of the motor car and other motor vehicles and their attendant parts, designs and technology.

The Haynes International Motor Museum aims to:

  1. Provide a unique and enriching educational experience through direct contact with authentic motoring related objects.
  2. Broaden and deepen understanding of the history, evolution, design and technology of the motor car and other motor vehicles throughout the ages and from around the world.
  3. Offer a relevant and enjoyable experience to attract the widest possible audience.
  4. Enhance facilities to further our educational resources.

To support the charity the Museum operates a limited company from which all profits made are donated to the Museum.

The limited company trades in the following areas:

  • Venue hire – the Museum has six flexible, purpose-built function rooms that can accommodate over 300 guests and the Museum itself is exclusively available for weddings, drinks receptions, Christmas parties and private dinners.
  • Workshop and Restoration Centre - with a highly experienced team of staff we service and restore veteran, vintage, classic and modern vehicles for both the Museum and a national/international customer base.

Further details can be obtained from the Charity Trust Deed available on the Charity Commission website www.charity-commission.gov.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Museum please email - volunteering@himm.co.uk. If you have an object or vehicle that you wish to donate to the Museum please email - curator@himm.co.uk.  If you wish to offer your support in any other way other than volunteering or offering your vehicle as an exhibit, please email – supportus@himm.co.uk, with a suitable telephone number and convenient time for us to call you back for a confidential conversation.


Statement from Haynes International Motor Museum Chairman of Trustees, John H Haynes OBE

11th Jul 2017

Re: Planning Application Reference - 17/02745/FUL   

The Haynes International Motor Museum Charitable Trust are delighted to confirm plans have been submitted to further extend and improve our ever growing Museum.  The new facility will significantly enhance our offering, strengthen our ability to deliver on all of our charitable objectives and assert our position as a flagship visitor attraction in the South West well into the 21st Century.

Further details on the planning application can be found by following this link: www.southsomerset.gov.uk

  • The Haynes International Motor Museum in July 1985 when it opened


    The Haynes International Motor Museum is dedicated to restore, retain and preserve motoring and motorcycling items of historical and cultural interest in England.
  • Support Us

    Haynes International Motor Museum is an independent, UK registered charitable organisation formed to look after the wonderful collection of vehicles, automobilia, Library and Archive established by John H. Haynes OBE.
  • Volunteers

    The volunteers group is a membership organisation, specially created for those who want to be more involved with the Museum and its operation.
  • Donations

    The Haynes International Motor Museum acquires material by donation or purchase, relating to the social and industrial history of the motor vehicle.