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Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection


Caister Castle Car Collection


Great Yarmouth,
NR30 5SN

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Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth contains probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain from 1893 to the present time, including the first real motor car in the world with full history - 1893 Panhard et Levassor, housed in the same coach house in Florence since new until 1980.

See Jim Clark's Grand Prix R14, Peter Rachman's Cadillac and the very first Ford Fiesta.
Featured in the BBC's television series, 'The History of Britain,' the moated castle with 100ft tower was built in 1432 on the site of an earlier fortified manor house where Sir John Falstoff was born. Margaret, wife of Falstaff's heir, John Paston, was the focal point of the famous Paston letters now in the British Museum.

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Open from 14th May to end of September, from 10am to 4.30pm, closed Saturdays.


2017 Admission Prices:

Adults £14.00
Children (aged 5-15) £7.00
Children (under 5) FREE
Senior Citizens £13.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £38.00

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Coaches by appointment only


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Map reference: TG 504122  Lat: 52.65005 Long: 1.70081

Four miles north of Great Yarmouth in Caister off A149.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access