Visit the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum and discover the incredible story of Jim Clark’s life and racing career with an exciting interactive museum experience. Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, admired for his remarkable achievements and famous for his humility. He dominated world motor racing like no one before or since in all genres of motorsport, winning the Formula 1 World Championship in 1963 & 1965 and Indianapolis 500.
This brand new, award winning visitor attraction, was officially opened by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE in August 2019 and is a must for all motor racing fans and a great day out for all the family. Discover stories of Jim’s greatest races, learn about his farming background and modest personality, watch films of him in action, be amazed by the trophy collection, be inspired by memorabilia, get hands-on with interactive displays and a classic racing car simulator. The star attractions of the new museum are two of Jim Clark’s most famous race cars, a stunning Lotus Cortina and iconic Formula One, Lotus 25.
In my opinion Jim Clark was the greatest racing driver ever.
A Great Day Out
This brand new visitor attraction is a must for all motorsport fans and a great day out for families and all age groups. Visit the museum, enjoy a meal at the Jim Clark Cafe Bistro, experience the Jim Clark Trail. Free on-street parking, toilets (including disabled toilets and baby changing), gift shop and disabled access, see Visitor Information.
Discover stories of Jim’s greatest races, learn about his modest personality and enduring legacy, uncover stories about his life in the Scottish Borders, get up close to some of the world’s most famous race cars in which he competed, see his original race suits and famous iconic blue and white helmet, watch archive films of him in action, be amazed by the Trophy Collection, get hands-on with interactive activities, jump in to the driving seat of a classic race car simulator, be inspired by exhibitions, featuring photo’s, artwork and unique memorabilia.
Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy changing exhibitions and special events. The new museum welcomes car club, coach tours, education and group visits. Plan your visit: see Visitor Information, News and Events or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
“Winner 2019” RAC Historic Awards for Museums & Collections
The original Jim Clark Memorial Room opened in 1969 and has welcomed over 300,000 visitors to the historic market town of Duns in the Scottish Border to celebrate the life of Jim Clark. At the heart of the old museum and now at the centre of the modern Jim Clark Motorsport Museum is over 100 trophies gifted by Jim’s parents James and Helen Clark for public display following the tragic death of their son.
The guest book includes famous Formula 1, motorsport stars and visitors paying their respects and tributes from around the world: UK, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and from far and wide.
In 2018 all 20 Formula 1 racing drivers including World Champions Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen signed the rear tailgate of a special edition Jim Clark Lotus Evora GT410 Sport at the Monaco Grand Prix to help raise funds for the Trust and Museum.
The man with natural ability uses finer limits than the man who has none. It is like a born artist being able to place paint on a canvas and make it a picture, whereas the majority of us would only make a mess. For I consider motor racing an art.
OPENING FROM 18 JULY. LIMITED OPENING. ADVANCED BOOKING.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10:00-16:00 (closed 12:15-13:15)
NORMAL OPENING TIMES: Open from 1st March to 31st October (closed Wednesday)
Mon 3rd Aug
Tue 4th Aug
Wed 5th Aug
Thu 6th Aug
Fri 7th Aug
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 8th Aug
10:00 - 16:00
Sun 9th Aug
13:00 - 16:00
Car Clubs are welcome. Visit the new museum and enjoy a stunning Jim Clark driving tour adventure in the Scottish Borders. Bespoke packages available for 1 or 2 day tours. Please contact Ian Lindley, Car Club Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org