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Riley cars in museums

Correct only at time of writing!
The Riley Archive Project. A group of Riley enthusiasts headed up by Victor Riley himself have created a museum called "Unit 8" in Coventry where they have a collection and a replica of the first Riley car.

Most of the following Motor Museums can be found at 

and / or

In America there is the National Association of Motor Museums (looked through most members sites but found no Riley's on display).

I have contacted the following who have given the information shown (correct at time of writing only)

If you know of any not shown please let me know.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum, Calne, Wiltshire.

1931 Riley 9 with 2 "Dicky" seats MW9445
1963 Elf mk2
1951 RMB VRE500

Now closed - Bentley Motor Museum, Halland, Nr Lewis, East Sussex.

They used to have a 1927 Monaco which is shown on my  Riley car postcards page.

Betws-Y-Coed Motor Museum, Station Rd, Betws-Y-Coed.

1934 MPH

No website but some detail may be found here - Betws-Y-Coed.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire.

1934 Falcon

1936 Chassis for 1.5 TT Sprite (ex Mike Hawthorn)
1948 RMB

From the pictorial guide to Beaulieu 1970-71 :-
Riley made a prototype car in 1898, and followed this up with a series of motor cycles and tricars. Sporting success came with the 9 h.p. of 1927, and its successor, the 1.5 litre, distinguished themselves on the circuits, having three Tourist Trophies - 1932, 1936 and 1937 to their credit. This machine is a 1936 "works" 1.5 litre similar to Fred Dixon's victorious model. Fifteen years later the late Mike Hawthorn used it to win the Ulster Trophy Race. He restored it only a short while before his tragic death, and it is preserved as a memorial to a great driver.
Manufacturer: Riley (Coventry) Ltd.
11.9 h.p.; 4-cyl. o.h.v.; 69x100mm.;1496 c.c.; H.T. mag.; 4-speed; shaft drive; foot brake mechanical on four wheels, hand on rear wheels; half-eliptic suspension; New price £425 (standard model).

Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.  More info available here - 

 Below - a surviving section of the famous Brooklands track much of which has been destroyed and the land built on


1934 Ulster Imp (Mike Hawthorn)
1930 Brooklands (VC8303)

Coventry Transport Museum.

1908 12/18 V-Twin Reg NS105
1904 Tricar or Forecar Reg DU458
1903 Moto Bi motorcycle  Gloucestershire.

1932 Kestrel
1938 Adelphi
1951 RMD drophead coupe
Minature Brooklands

Haynes Motor Museum , Sparkford, Somerset.

1934 Special
1948 RMA 1.5
1960 1.5 Series 3
1969 Elf

Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.

1899 Royal Riley Tricycle. Reg 5DOR.
1907 Fore Car. Reg LB4612.
1907 9hp. Reg YU4031.
1909 10hp. Reg AB1390.
1933 Kestrel. APJ564.
1952 RMA. Reg MOF859.
1961 Elf

World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, Liverpool.

They did have a 1969 Kestrel mk2 saloon but cannot see it on the website now!

Now closed - Skopos Motor Museum, Alexandra Mills, Alexandra Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 6JA.

No website so best try to ring the museum on 01924 444423 (if still working) for enquiries.

1927 Brooklands

1957 Pathfinder

Mouldsworth Motor Museum is Now closed.


National Motorcycle Museum  The National Motorcycle Museum is located directly on the J6 island of the M42 motorway, directly opposite the NEC near Solihull in the West Midland.

1904 4 1/2 H.P. Fore Car registration D1894

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, Whitewebbs road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HW.

1906 Tricar registration BP19

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra (7 miles east of Belfast).

1936 Kestrel

New Zealand -  Southward car museum less than an hours drive north of Wellington.

1936 Merlin
1956 Pathfinder
1967 Elf mk III

Netherlands  -  RMA on show at the Louwman Museum.