James Bond cars on display in Keswick

Tthe direct contrast between the enthusiastic amateur spirit of The Bond Museum and the sophisticated gloss of the films that gives the Lake District’s most unexpected attraction its charm, according to Stuff.co.nz. The museum only opened in April and is spin off from the Cars of the Stars. Both are located in Keswick.

The article tells the story of how the museum’s founder, Peter Nelson, found the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me on a scrapyard in the Bahamas.  In addition to the Lotus, the museum has on display the tuk-tuk from Octopussy, the speedboat from Live and Let Die, the parahawk from The World is Not Enough and the Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day.

However, the star of the museum is undoubtedly the Aston Martin DB5 tricked out with revolving numberplates, machine guns and other option extras.

The Bond Museum

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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