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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Great British Car Journey car-free.

Trains stop 20-minutes away at Ambergate from: Derby (10 mins), Matlock (15 mins) and Nottingham (55 mins).

Change trains at Derby from: Birmingham New Street (35 mins), Leicester (30 mins) or Sheffield (30 mins).

Buses stop outside from: Bakewell (40 mins), Belper (10 mins), Buxton (85 mins), Derby (35 mins), Duffield (20 mins) and Matlock (15 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy £2 off entry with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or bike helmet. The offer is valid for the ‘on the day’ tickets only – not for online bookings.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

The bus or train Wayfarer ticket from Sheffield or Derby gives you unlimited travel around the area. Or find the best ticket for bus TransPeak (PeakPlus fares valid from Buxton, PeakPlusExtra from elsewhere), 141, 142 & 147.

Scenic Derwent Valley Train Line stops at Ambergate and has a downloadable activity book which includes a fun family walking trail from each station and numerous family-orientated quizzes and activities to take part in.

Plan your cycle route here.

Footpaths the Derwent Valley Heritage Way and Clough Walk go along the Cromford Canal on the opposite side of the road/ railway to Great British Car Journey. You can exit the towpath around here from Ambergate (15 mins), Belper (70 mins), Duffield (2 hrs) or here from Whatstandwell (30 mins), Cromford (1.5 hrs), Matlock Bath (2 hrs) and Matlock (2.5 hrs)

Taxis need to be booked ahead with: Steve’s – 01773 523523.

Find accessibility information for transport or access at Great British Car Journey.

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About Great British Car Journey

Great British Car Journey is a unique interactive car museum which opened in May 2021. Its founder : Richard Usher wanted to put together a car collection which told the story of British car manufacturing and the nation’s part in giving us all the freedom to travel wherever and whenever we like.

Consequently , visitors are taken on a nine chapter journey starting in 1922 when a beleaguered Herbert Austin created the seminal Austin Seven and ending after the Millenium when the great car making factories of the UK including Longbridge, Luton and Dagenham stopped making cars. The museum champions the ordinary cars which were made in their millions and which have in many cases all but disappeared as well as featuring Great British Sports and GT cars.

The visitor is taken on the Journey by an interactive audio-visual tablet which is loaded with copious amounts of information on all the exhibits , highlighting those with famous owners or unusual back stories.

Finally, on designated days, visitors are able to drive a choice of 50 classic cars from an Austin Seven up to a Rolls Royce as the museum operates its “Drive Dad’s Car” experience on a private road route.

The museum has won many awards for its innovative approach and was recently ranked 17th in the world for car museums based on reviews posted on google. Only one museum in the UK was ranked higher.

For any queries about visiting contact Great British Car Journey on 01773 317243 or info@greatbritishcarjourney.com

Address: Great British Car Journey, Derwent Works, Ambergate, Derbyshire, DE56 2HE. Visit Website