Plan your visit

Donington Collections featurES the Grand Prix Collection and THE Wheatcroft Military Collection at the world famous Donington PARK RACe CIRCUIT

Located close to the A50, A42, J23a / J24 of the M1 and only 5 minutes by car from East Midlands Airport and 10 minutes from East Midlands Parkway railway station.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week: 10am until 5pm
Last admission: 4pm

Closed: Christmas (Thu 22nd December to  Mon 2nd January, reopen Tue 3rd January)
Closed: Download Festival  

Entry Admission Prices

Adult: £12.00
O.A.P: £10.00
Student: £10.00
Child: £5.00
Family: £25.00 (2 Adults + up to 3 Children)

Accessibility

FREE Parking on site
Wheelchair Accessible
Security Patrolled site

Awards

 

How to get to the museum

Coming from the South

Exit the M1 at J23a and slip onto A42 (sign to Stoke A50). At the roundabout follow the signs for Donington Park (2nd exit) onto the A453.
You will pass Donington (MOTO) Services on the left and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A453. At the next roundabout again take the 1st exit following the A453 and you will pass East Midlands Airport on the right. Shortly after the airport you will see Donington Park on the right.

Coming from the North

Exit the M1 at J24 and at the roundabout take the 4th exit to Tamworth & Birmingham. At the following roundabout use the 2nd exit signposted to Donington park and continue on the A453.

Donington Park by Train

The nearest train station to Donington Park is East Midlands Parkway which is approximately 7 miles from Donington Park itself. From there you will need to catch a bus or taxi.

Donington Collections by Plane

flights to East Midlands Airport , situated 5mins drive by car or bus from Donington Collections. http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/

Map and Facilities

  • Reception
  • Gift Shop: General Donington Branded gifts, plus various other motor sport related items.
  • Café/Bar/Dining
  • 1 Wheatcroft Military Collection
  • 2 Wheatcroft Military Collection
  • 3 Wheatcroft Military Collection
  • 4 Various GP
  • 5 Various GP, Williams, Force India
  • 6 Various GP
  • 7 McLaren and Critch Motorbike Garage
  • 8 Trophy Room
  • 9 Vanwall and BRM collection, Various GP
  • Hospitality Suite: Senna Fangio Suite
  • Garden Area: Seating area outside

FAQs

  • Are animals allowed?

    Only assistance dogs are allowed on site.

  • Is there parking available onsite?

    Yes parking is available

  • Is parking free?

    Yes, parking is free and available both to the front and side of the Donington Collections museum

  • Can I become a volunteer at the museum?

    Yes we offer work experience or volunteer working opportunities at the museum. Please contact us directly for more information.

  • Can I sit in a car for a photo?

    Unfortunately due to the priceless value of our exhibits and our insurance, it is not possible to sit inside any of the exhibits. However photos with the exhibits are permitted.

  • Do you allow car/bike clubs and discounts?

    We are car/bike club friendly and welcome all groups of clubs. We can offer group discounts, however this is dependent on numbers and may require deposit payment or payment up front depending on requirements.

  • How much is the collection worth?

    Because of the rareness and uniqueness of the collection it would be difficult to say. With approximately 140 exhibits of F1 and Military vehicles, to put a true estimation on the value on the collection would be very difficult for lots of reasons. Typically F1 cars can be worth in the region of £1m-£10m+ per vehicle.

  • Why is there a military collection in the museum?

    Not many people know this, but if you trace Donington Park's history back to the late 1930's you will discover that the site was used as a military storage depot during world war two and was the largest military storage depot for vehilcles in Britain. Not only this but current owner Kevin Wheatcroft, as well as being a motoring enthusiast, is also one of the worlds most renowned private collectors of military vehicles and has a passion for preserving the history of WW2 including German, French, British and American vehicles that were involved during it. Mr Wheatcroft's military collection is one of the largest and well respected military collections in the world and has now decided to put a small sample of it on public display for the first time ever which is now one of the additional attractants to the Donington Collections.

  • What is the most popular exhibit in the museum?

    There is no one single popular exhibit which stands out in the museum, for each person it is different and you will only really find out what your favourite exhibit is when you experience the Donington Collections in person.