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New pictures of the Derbyshire Classic Car Museum opening next month

New images show the latest advances in a vintage car museum due to open next month in a Derbyshire village.

The Great British Car Journey will feature more than 150 vehicles from a bygone era, including the Austin Sevens and Morris Minors, as well as more modern classics such as the original Mini, Ford Cortina and Vauxhall Cavalier.

The museum on the former site of the Richard Johnson & Nephew Wire Works in Ambergate near Belper is currently undergoing major renovations before it opens.

Another feature will be the Drive Dad Car Experience, which gives visitors the chance to drive around the grounds with an instructor in a selection of more than 30 British cars, including the Ford Capri and Austin Seven.

Located next to the Derwent River just off the A6, the attraction has a scheduled opening date on Saturday May 22, subject to any changes to the government roadmap that are not closed.

The museum is the new venture of Richard Usher, former owner of Auto Windscreens and Blyton Park.

While the work continues to prepare the four hectare site for the opening day, Richard is looking forward to welcoming guests to the attraction next month.

He said, “We are all working very hard to be ready for the opening on May 22nd and everything is on schedule.

“Not only are we preparing the building, we’re also in the process of swapping all of the cars for the Drive Dad’s driving experience.

“Bookings come in every day and it feels very real as we near the finish line.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming people to the attraction and seeing our cars back on the road.”

The following gallery provides information on the progress of the work on the Great British Car Journey attraction:


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