When we travel through England, I find My Beloved Brit approaches a house tour with much more enthusiasm if there is a display of cars involved. One of the best I found was Sandringham, the Royal Family’s Norfolk estate. The old stables have been converted to a museum, and cars were a major feature of the displays.
We walked across the park and arrived at the gates to the courtyard…
…of what was formerly the stable block and coach house for the estate. Inside was the museum with lots of photos and story boards showing the history of Sandringham, and whole rooms full of memorabilia and gifts given to the Royal Family through the years.
Every time we went in to another room, there was something interesting to see. But when we turned the corner into the beginning of the car exhibitions, MBBs eyes lit up.
The first thing he saw was a tiny car, which was very similar to one he had as a boy.
There were several of them in the room, and people were thrilled to see them.
Further on, the cars got grander.
I loved that you could look in to the interiors, and just imagine what it was like for the Queen.
There was a variety of cars used for the Royal Family and the staff.
A country car the staff used to bring the luggage from the train station.
And cars for all occasions.
For once, my Beloved Brit was speechless