by Roy and Chris
The Bubblecar Museum has relocated from Bayard’s Leap, near Sleaford, and is now situated at Clover Farm, Main Road, Langrick, near Boston, Lincolnshire. A few years ago the site at Bayard’s Leap saw a very successful rally held there by the South Yorkshire Sidecar Club; it was very handy for me to visit as I live close by.
Mike and Paula shut the old site a couple of years ago as they wanted to further expand the museum. They found the new site and developed it and they re-opened the museum in March of this year. Chris and I found it purely by chance when we rode passed it one day recently.
The new set up includes two floors, with over 50 micro cars on display; there is an excellent guide book about the cars. To qualify as a micro car the vehicle must have an engine size of less than 700 cc. Upstairs there is a collection of scooters and some lightweight cars. Paula told me that they have 5 more French cars to go up there. Being interested in three wheels, I counted 23 three wheelers on display. They have also created a row of shop fronts for you to browse at; these contained some memorabilia. There is also a mock-up garage and a workshop for you to look at.
The museum also houses a café, which can seat 60. I felt that it was reasonably priced; we had two mugs of coffee and two large slices of cake for £4. The café also doubles up as a gift shop and farm shop.
The museum also has a rally field and full camping facilities. For details of these check out their website: – www.bubblecarmuseum.co.uk or phone :- 01205 280037.
The museum is still a work in progress. They have some more ideas to implement before considering it to be complete. This is a nicely laid out museum and campsite and well worth a visit