Look at future visions of the motor car from the past, ideas that have become reality, and future visions still to be realised. Experience an immersive journey through 130 years of future thinking about automobility.
Motopia? Past Future Visions is a headline exhibition at the National Motor Museum looking at future visions of the motor car from the past, ideas that have become reality, and future visions still to be realised.
Experience an immersive journey through 130 years of future thinking about automobility. Explore how this has influenced what we ride and drive, the nature of our towns and cities, the way we work, shop, and socialise. Discover some of the radical motoring concepts from the past that remain relevant today. View bold visions both for vehicles and the built environment in which they would operate. Ideas that are from history, but also of the future, still as relevant to our conversations about the future of motoring as they were when first introduced.
In 1959 British architect Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe described the place where vehicles and humans co-exist in harmony as Motopia, but much earlier at the turn of the 20th Century another visionary, John Scott Montagu, was predicting fast roads connecting cities. Successive generations have taken these ideas and built upon them. The exhibition looks at those and other visions of the future from the past.
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