John Haynes OBE – The Man, the Manuals and the Museum

John Haynes, Haynes Manuals motoring historyJust 135 years ago the first ‘car’ road trip occurred and since that moment there has always been a special place in our hearts for the motorcar. John H Haynes OBE was one such car enthusiast, whose love for motoring was the driving force behind the hugely successful Haynes Manuals, which became the global go-to guide for car and motorbike owners.

This exhibition explores: ‘The Man’, John’s life, his energy, the support of his wife Annette and his love of people and life; ‘The Manuals’, the petrol-head entrepreneur feeding a new culture of hands-on enthusiasm for repairing your own vehicle and of course ‘The Museum’, his legacy, the cars and the stories behind them.


Welcoming you back safely

The Museum is working towards reopening on Saturday 24 October, ready for October half term. Find out more about the safety measure we have in place and what to expect from your visit.

Like many venues, we plan to operate a pre-book ticket system on reopening. If you have an existing ticket, you will still need to book a date to visit. We will not be offering timeslots but will offer pre-booking by day. Visitor numbers will be limited on site for your safety so that visitors can social distance. 

Haynes International Motor Musuem has been awarded the 'WE'RE GOOD TO GO' industry charter mark by Visit England. This means we have all the processes in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all.

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