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#1 mab01uk


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Posted 27 March 2024 - 11:03 PM

"Two motoring pioneers’ offices have finally been brought together. A bid to bring Lord Austin’s office – which was under threat following redevelopment at Longbridge – to the British Motor Museum has succeeded. Staff at the attraction in Gaydon, Warwickshire were determined that it should stay in the UK and be displayed with Lord Nuffield’s office from the Cowley factory. The museum has also created avatars of each of these pioneers to ‘inhabit’ their offices once again and take visitors back in time.
Austin’s Office, taken from the Longbridge Plant and carefully reconstructed within the Museum, shows visitors the office as it was when Austin was running the show, with all his fixtures and fittings. Known by the workforce as 'The Old Man's Office'; it was the place where many of Austin’s important decisions were made.
Austin’s office will be displayed alongside Morris’s Office, a long-term exhibit of the Museum relocated from Cowley in 1994, now repositioned and refreshed. Together these offices tell the story of these two famous contemporaries and extremely influential characters in Britain’s motor industry, offering an unrivalled opportunity for the public to connect with the stories of Austin and Morris and to understand the impact that both men had, and continue to have, on the motor industry in Britain and beyond."


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