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Ladybird books at Heritage Centre


_mg_2211_low_copyThe Heritage Motor Centre is to host an exciting new and nostalgic exhibition this autumn.  The “Ladybird Big Book of Motor Cars” will run from 17 September 2011 until 15 January 2012 and will give visitors a unique chance to see original artwork and iconic books from Ladybird’s archive. Ladybird books are known and loved the world over. For millions of people, they bring back the golden days of childhood - learning to read, discovering the magic of books, and growing up. If you grew up reading them, then you will love this exhibition.

The exhibition will feature a collection of over 120 Ladybird books and over 30 original artwork illustrations all set amongst many of the vehicles which feature in them. Also on display will be a 1904 Wolseley, a 1967 Austin 1100, a 1936 MG and a 1971 Rover P5 to name just a few.

Stephen Laing, Curator for the Heritage Motor Centre stated “This is a fantastic new exhibition and a fabulous opportunity to recapture your childhood, and perhaps share it with your own children or grandchildren. There will also be a children's Ladybird play area with books and activities to enjoy, so there is something for all generations to enjoy”.

A selection of beautiful licensed Vintage Ladybird gifts will also be available to purchase in the Museum shop. There is no extra charge for entry into the exhibition as it is all included in the standard Museum entry fees. Museum entry fees are: Adults priced at £11, Children priced at £8 (5-16 years) under 5’s are free, Concessions are priced at £9 and a Family ticket is priced at £34. Tesco Clubcard vouchers and Gift Aid Season tickets are welcome.


The Ladybird Big Book of Motor Cars exhibition is just one of many exciting and unique motoring events held at the Heritage Motor Centre in 2011. To find out more information please visit the website at