Morris Motors at 100

Close up of a model of a green Morris minor

This autumn we're celebrating the centenary of Morris Motors, with a spotlight trail of collection items in the house and a special car event.

Collection spotlight

Take a whistle stop tour of Lord Nuffield’s career through key items in our collection on our spotlight trail in the house, on every day in the house until Sunday 3 November. Ask a member of the house team to point you in the right direction when you arrive.

This cube was the first thing cast in the Morris Morris Ltd. Foundries after the company was renamed from W.R.M Motors
This cube was the first thing cast in the Morris Morris Ltd. Foundries after the company was renamed from W.R.M Motors
This cube was the first thing cast in the Morris Morris Ltd. Foundries after the company was renamed from W.R.M Motors

 

Centenary car event

On 1 September, we said ‘Happy Birthday’ to Morris Motors Ltd, which is 100 this year. 70 historic cars parked outside the home of Lord Nuffield, ranging from the 1920's to present day, representing a timeline in the development of car technology and style. With a live band, pulled pork sandwiches and refreshing drinks, it was a day to remember. 

Historic cars at the centenary event
Historic cars at the centenary event
Historic cars at the centenary event

Car club visits

Are you a car fan? We host regular car clubs here at Nuffield Place, a great opportunity to see some historic cars and speak to the owners. If you are part of a car club and would like to visit, we would love to hear from you.