Museum of Speed

Museum of Speed

Head to the Museum of Speed at Pendine Sands to find out about exhilarating rides that have made it into the record books. This stretch of sand saw land-speed records made, broken and re-set, first – and most famously – by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1924 in his car Blue Bird. The Welshman J. G. Parry-Thomas, in his car Babs, broke the record before Campbell re-set it, but sadly Parry-Thomas died in a subsequent attempt. See Babs, restored to her original glory, at the Museum of Speed this July and August.  Motor bike racing also took place on the beach and the museum exhibits racing motor cycles and other memorabilia.

The Museum of Speed is open every day from 11.00 – 4.00 from Easter until the end of September.

At the end of September 2018 the current museum will close for the last time to make way for the Pendine Tourism Attractor Project.  This will feature a new state of the art museum to open in Summer 2020 dedicated to Pendine’s historic association with Land Speed Records.  It will be at the centre of a wider scheme to provide improved visitor facilities, attractive spaces to relax and play, and an eco-hostel.  This one of the Welsh Government’s EU-funded Tourism Attractor Destination programme, led by Visit Wales, creating 13 must-see destinations across Wales.  

Opening Times 

Open every day until 30 September 2018, 11:00-16:00

Babs on display during July and August

See Babs, restored to her original glory, at the Museum of Speed.


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