Race down to the superb Moray Motor Museum

A great place to visit during your stay at Carden Cottages is the Moray Motor Museum.  The museum is home to a superb collection of veteran, vintage and classic cars and motorbikes.

Moray Motor Museum is a fantastic hidden gem for Petrol Heads and people who love reminiscing about days gone by | Credit: Moray Motor Museum

Located in a light and airy old mill building in Elgin, part of which dates back to the era of Elgin Cathedral when the Bishops of Moray ruled Moravia, the museum creates a classic atmosphere that matches the vehicles inside.

Upon stepping aside you are greeted by the fantastically enthusiastic curator, Brian.  He shares some fantastic stories about the vintage cars and eras gone by.

It is immediately obvious how much care and passion has went into caring for the vehicles that are available for viewing and hiring.

The museum showcases some fantastic classic vehicles, dating as far back as 1904.  There is a tremendous display of immaculate vintage vehicles, with plenty of information regarding their history available to read.

Although the exhibition is small, the brilliant condition of the cars, combined with how rare they are and the fact that they are all in perfect working condition, certainly makes up for the lack of size.

My favourite car in the museum is the 1963 Tojeiro Ford.  The car was probably the first to be driven by a then young Jackie Stewart as a professional driver, and would have recorded successes such as Brands Hatch and Silverstone.  These interesting stories are part of what makes the museum so exciting!

The 1963 Tojeiro Ford is my favourite vehicle currently at Moray Motor Museum | Credit: Moray Motor Museum

There are also a variety of Corgi/Matchbox toy cars from around the 60s and 70s that evoke some fantastic childhood memories at the museum.

Moray Motor Museum also offers vintage wedding car hire, so you should definitely check out their website for more information if you plan to stay at Carden for your or a loved one’s wedding.

The museum, like Carden, has disabled access, making it accessible for everybody.

All of these memories can be seen for the price of £7 per adult, £3 for juniors (aged 5 – 14), £15 for families (two adults with children) and £6 for OAPs.

The opening hours for the Motor Museum are between 11am and 5pm every day from Easter Weekend until October.  For more information, you can contact them on 01343 544 933 or email them on info@moraymotormuseum.org

Moray Motor Museum is just a 10 minute drive from your stay at Carden Cottages and there is free parking on site.

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