The little car on big adventures in the big town

A group of us went exploring in the Cotswolds and discovered the motor museum that featured in the TV series Brum. The Cotswold Motoring Museum is in Bourton on the Water.

Brum - photo by Juliamaud
Brum – photo by Juliamaud

As shown in the show, the museum has a big collection of motoring memorabilia as well as vintage car collections, classic cars and motorcycles, caravans and models.

If you are interested in motoring history of the 20th century this is a great little museum to look around. We only had a short time there and it was difficult to drag the car and motorbike enthusiasts away.


  • This was a television series from 1991 to 2002 about a small replica car.
  • Each episode began with Brum leaving the other cars in the motor museum when the owner wasn’t looking.
  • The story sees Brum head to the Big Town where he has adventures before returning to the museum.
  • The car expresses himself by opening and closing his doors and bonnet, “bobbing” his suspension, and flashing and swivelling but the actors never speak during the show.
  • The museum owner is the only human character who appears in every episode.
  • The owner never notices Brum leave and has no idea about his adventures despite finding items in the cars seats at the end of each episode.
  • The series was rebooted as a CGI series in 2016.

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