North Coast 500 is Scotland’s answer to Route 66 (but more beautiful).
More than 500 miles of the best the North Highlands has to offer.
The route way runs to and from Inverness, venturing round the capital of the Highlands, up the West Coast and back via the rugged north coast.
Come over to the Moray Motor Museum whilst you are here and see what we have on view.


Things to do Before driving the North Coast 500

You simply must visit us at the Moray Motor Museum in Elgin, whilst you are here, where you can catch a glimpse of a bygone era of motoring. With exhibits ranging from a 1904 Speedwell, a Maharajah’s Tiger Hunting Rolls Royce, a  completely restored 1954 Le-Mans V12 Lagonda to a 1963 Tojeiro Ford and much more besides it’s well worth a visit.

Have a drive out to the Moray Motor Museum (we are just a short burst from Inverness)
where you can find ample parking and a restaurant serving freshly cooked meals and snacks.

We have put together an interactive scenic route map from Inverness to Elgin and back
along the coast taking in some beautiful countryside and dramatic coastlines, take a look here »


NC500 – What is it?

The North Coast 500 is what the media have dubbed ‘Scotland’s Route 66’ and it begins in Inverness, heads west towards Kyle of Lochalsh, travels up the west coast to Durness and accross the very top of Scotland over to John O’Groats and down the east coast to Inverness, a total of 500 miles of beautiful scenery and coastline.
You can take in some breathtaking scenery, like the Smoo Caves, along the way, it doesn’t get any better than this.

North Coast 500
North Coast 500

Moray Motor Museum, NC500

What to see & do along North Coast 500

Stunning beaches, beautiful vistas, breathtaking views and wild, open roads. There are many things to see apart from the natural beauty of Scotland including dolphin watching and boat trips to see Ospreys and Red Kites, Seals, Porpoises, Bottlenose Dolphins and many other wildlife species including Otters. There are biking trails, golf clubs, landmark castles, distillieries….the list goes on.

Moray Motor Museum, NC500

Planning Your Route

The best place to start planning your route and the places you want to see the North Coast 500 have created an interactive route map with all of the information that you will need. the map includes outdoor activities & attractions, historical & heritage sites and it even includes the locations of service stations, something everyone would need.

North Coast 500

Inverness Castle & Inverness is the official starting point to the North Coast 500 and was chosen due to its stunning central location and transport links.

As the hub of the Highlands, Inverness has an airport, train station and bus station to ensure easy access from other cities across Scotland and of course further beyond. With the airport offering flights to the UK & Europe on a daily basis, Inverness is the perfect starting for the North Coast 500!

There are plenty of things to see and do around Inverness including the notorious Loch Ness. Castle Stuart Golf Course is just a few miles away, near to the airport and Culloden Battlefield, the site of the Battle of Culloden of 1746,  is also just a short drive away from the centre.
From Here, why not take a short, scenic route out to the Moray Motor Museum and see our superb collection of veteran, vintage, classic cars and motorbikes, click the link here » for our interactive route map

Moray Motor Museum, NC500

Useful Links

We have put together some useful links to help you get the best experience of NC500

North Coast 500
North Coast 500
North Coast 500

Opening Hours

We are open everyday 11.00am – 4.00pm

from Easter Weekend until end of October.

We are closed for Winter.

Click HERE » for our location

Images courtesy of

Moray Miglia 2017

Moray Miglia 2017

May 7th 2017

The Moray Miglia, 40 sports cars ranging from Ferrari, E types and Ford GT40 met at the museum prior to a fun run out, this once a year opportunity also allowed access into the workshops of the museum for a rare insight into the workings at the museum’s heart. The workshops at the museum are not normally open to the public, a rare treat for real petrolheads.

Below are a few shots of some of the cars being maintained & serviced, both pre & post racing and some in for restoration!


Useful Links & Local Services

Useful Links

The ancient city of Elgin and its surroundings are a great place to explore. History, culture, wildlife, scenery and, of course, whisky are all found in abundance in Morayshire.

To find out more about this beautiful part of the world please explore the above links:

Find Us

Where to Find Us

Plan Your Visit

Planning Your Visit

To help you plan your visit to Moray Motor Museum we have detailed some of the facilities available,
opening times and admission charges.
Museum entry includes complimentary tea or coffee.

Should you require any further info please call us on
01343 544 933
or email us


Opening Times
Open Daily

11am - 4pm

From April 1st

Until End of October

Closed for winter

Admission Prices

Adults £12.00?

Juniors Free?

Concessions £11.00?

OAP's £11.00


Free Parking

Disabled Access


Restaurant Facilities

Contact Us

Vintage Wedding Car Hire

We have a selection of beautiful classic and vintage cars perfect to whisk you away to your wedding ceremony in the utmost of style, call us for more information

Wedding Car Hire

For more information call us: 
01343 544 933
07834 422815
or email us HERE »

Wedding Cars from Moray Motor Museum

We have several classic vintage cars to choose from for that final touch to an individual wedding. Whether it’s a 1920’s Rolls Royce or 1950’s Jaguars, we can guarantee that these beautiful vehicles will turn heads and provide a photogenic backdrop to your ceremony.

The cars are available between Easter and October
(standard rate plus mileage where applicable).



Based in the centre of Elgin (the capital of Morayshire, close to the Cooper Park), Moray Motor Museum is housed in a light and airy old mill building, part of which dates back to the era of the Cathedral when the Bishops of Moray ruled Moravia, and was used by them as a grain mill.
The Moray Motor Museum houses a superb collection of veteran, vintage, classic cars and motorbikes.
Most of which are on the button ready to go, added to this are the model cars and automobilia which make this a visit not be missed.

So please feel free to browse the website and find out more about the museum, the exhibits and the events in which we partake.

Don’t forget to contact us if you require any more information.
01343 544 933

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