Thank you for agreeing to help us with our survey.

We are the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, formed in 1983 to preserve a unique collection of historic material which originated from British Leyland, and encompasses such notable marques and companies as Austin, Morris, MG, Rover and Triumph.

About our Archive...

Most people are familiar with our extensive Vehicle Collection, on display at the British Motor Museum.  Fewer people realise that we are also custodian of a vast Archive holding a priceless collection of documents and photos that tell the story of the British motor industry.

It is not just about cars, but also sheds light on the social and industrial history of the 20th Century. It has particular value for the local communities of Birmingham, Coventry and Oxford which were each dominated by the British motor industry.

We want to expand our services over the next few years and are keen to explore new ways of opening up the content of our Archive so that visitors and researchers can engage with a wide range of stories.

We would like to hear your opinions - please help us by taking part in this survey.

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* 1. How do you follow our activities? Please select the option(s) which apply

  Yes No I didn't know you had one
As a member of our postal mailing list?
As a member of our e-mailing list?
By following us on Facebook?
By following us on Twitter?
By following us on Instagram?
By reading our ‘Archive News’ or ‘Document of the Month’ blogs?
By reading our museum blog?
By reading our museum volunteers blog?
By reading our news updates online?

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* 2. How aware are you of our heritage resources? Please select the option(s) which apply

  I've visited in person I've looked online I am aware of them I want to know more Not aware at all
Our Vehicle Collections
Our Archive Collections
Our online resources

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* 3. How often do you do the following? Please select the option(s) which apply

  More than 5 times a year 2-4 times a year Once a year Once in the last 5 years Never
Visit the British Motor Museum?
Visit the Archive Reference Library or Reading Room?
Visit the British Motor Museum website?
Use the online Archive resources?

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* 4. How much do you know about our existing archive resources?
Please select the option(s) which apply

  I've used the resources I've looked at them briefly I am aware of them I want to know more Not aware at all
‘Archive News’ blog
‘Document of the Month’ blog
Heritage Certificate service
Reference Library
Reading Room service
Our catalogues on the National Archives ‘Discovery’ website
Our ‘Motorgraphs’ online picture library
Our photographs on Flickr

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* 5. What do you imagine the Archive Collections contain?

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* 6. What stories from the archives would you like to know more about?
Please select the option(s) which apply and add your own ideas in the comments box.

  I didn't know you had that information I am interested in researching this myself I'd like to know more Not interested
Automotive history
A particular marque or vehicle
Business history - the stories of the companies
Advertising and marketing
Design history
Social history and the impact of the motor industry on people’s lives
Local history and the impact of the motor industry on my community
Personal stories of individuals involved in the industry

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* 7. In what way would you like to find out more about the content of the collections in the archives?
Please select the option(s) which apply and add your own ideas in the comments box.

  I'd like this a lot This would be good I don't like this idea Not interested
I'd like to see more information about the Archive Collections on the website
I'd like you to post about it on social media
I'd like to see more Archive material in the museum displays
I'd like to search digital images from the collections online
I'd like to search the catalogues online
I'd like to attend research workshops, talks or courses
I'd like to visit and carry out my own research
I'd like to be part of a volunteer project with the Archive team

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* 8. ABOUT YOU
What phrase best describes you...?  
Please select the option(s) which apply.

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* 9. If you are a member of a history group what type of history does it focus on?

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* 10. What is your full postcode?

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* 11. How old are you?

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* 12. How would you describe your ethnic origin? 

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* 13. Do you have a disability?

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* 14. What is your gender?

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* 15. Please use this box to share any ideas or comments you would like to share about how the Archives might develop in future...

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