World Forum for Motor Museums

A biennial meeting for motor museum professionals, principals, owners and collectors.



Coventry Transport Museum and the British Motor Museum are delighted that the UK has been chosen for the 2018 World Forum for Motor Museums.
Having both attended a number of previous forum’s we know that we have hard acts to follow but we are up for the challenge.

We are still working on the exact programme and dates but what we can tell you is that the UK forum will be held in September 2018 between the Beaulieu Autojumble and the Goodwood Revival so you will have plenty of reasons to extend your stay beyond the forum dates. The forum will therefore run for 5 days starting on a Monday and finishing on Friday. Once we have exact dates for Beaulieu and Goodwood 2018 we will advertise the dates for the forum.

So what can you expect from the UK Forum? Our aim is to gather together a range of speakers to discuss topics that will help us to meet the challenges that we all face in running our museums and also presentations that will give us inspirational ideas. We know that many people are put off by having to do big presentations in English when this is not your first language, so we will include time in the forum for people to do short presentations which we hope will attract more of our members to share their experiences.

We have already started to think about the programme as we want to give you a balance between the main conference papers and visits to other cultural sites that will be carefully chosen to highlight things like exhibition theming, exhibition planning, the visitor experience, living interpretation and using your museums as an events spaces to increase engagement and generate income. At the end of the forum we therefore want you to leave with inspirational ideas and a real understanding of English culture. The attached draft programme will hopefully give you a taste of what we have planned, but as we said at the beginning, this is a provisional programme that will be firmed up during the coming months.

We therefore look forward to seeing you at the UK Forum and ask that if you have any suggestions on presentations that you would like to give, our subjects that you would like us to include in the conference programme, please contact either  or