Bo'ness, Falkirk & Forth Valley's only 4-Star Rated Visitor AttractionMotor museum was opened in April 2004 by Bond girl Caroline Munro and Shane Rimmer and features a revolving collection with other classic motor and car museums.
James Bond 007 theme
The museum founder, Colin Anderson, is a James Bond enthusiast and this is reflected in both the classic cars on display and the theme of the whole venue from Miss Moneypenny's Diner to the Double "O" Bar. So, whether you are a 'Bond' enthusiast, exploring Central Scotland or simply looking for an enjoyable day out. Bo'ness Motor Museum has on display, at least, 25 interesting cars, motorcycles and other related memorabilia with something of interest for everyone of all ages.
On display is a private collection of over 25 vehicles ranging from a Baby Austin A30 to a Grand Tourer Aston Martin.
Memorabilia, period signs & displays make this not only an interesting exhibition in it's own right but also educational.The collection also features cars from both TV and film, 007 stage props and posters.
Some of the classic cars on display...
Lotus Espirit SI
This is a rare original car from 1976 now displayed in the Bo'ness Motor Museum.
This car was last displayed in public at Southwest Film Studios, Cornwall as the actual road car used in the James Bond Film, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, alongside the Aston Martin Vanquish from "Die Another Day".
It is autographed by Richard Kiel “JAWS” on dashboard and by Caroline Munro “Naomi” on fuel filler caps.
51st State” Jaguar XJ6 Series III
Thought by many to be the best looking model of the XJ6 series,this car was purchased from the Film Industry and is the actual car driven by Samuel L Jackson in the film “The 51st State”.
Two cars were used during filming; one stunt car, which did not survive filming, and this car in which all shots of Jackson and Robert Carlyle were taken.
While visiting the museum you can also enjoy a light snack or meal in the cafe/ diner.
Miss Moneypenny's Diner
Miss Moneypenny's Cafe/Diner is the perfect place to refuel your empty tanks after touring the motor museum or just fancy a light refreshment during the day.
Whether you are visiting the car museum, visiting friends in Bo'ness or just out for the day, Miss Moneypenny's Diner is open every day, all day from 11.30am so you can enjoy a snack, tea or coffee or light meal whenever your passing.
Bo'ness is located approximately 15 miles from Edinburgh and 30 miles from Glasgow and is easily accessible from north of the River Forth by either the Forth Bridge or Kincardine Bridge following directions for the M9 motorway.
For more information on the Bo’ness Motor Museum visit their website at http://www.motor-museum.bo-ness.org.uk
If you are planning a holiday or short stay here in central Scotland in one of our self-catering holiday cottages, a visit to the Bo’ness Motor Museum would provide a great family day out. The museum is also close to a number of other visitor attractions including the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and the Falkirk Wheel.