Visitor FAQ's

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Q: What are the dates?

A: Friday 11th November 2016
Saturday 12th November 2016
Sunday 13th November 2016

Q: What are the opening times?

A: The Show is open:
Friday 11th November: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 12th November: 9.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 13th November: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Q: How much are the tickets?

A: For ticket prices click here.

Q: I prefer to buy my advance tickets over the phone, not over the web, what number should I use?

A: UK Visitors please call: 0871 230 1088
Calls to this number cost 10p per minute plus network extras
Group bookings call: 0844 412 4650
International visitors +44 (0) 1142 249 774

Q: Can I buy tickets on the door?

A: Yes you certainly can, however, to save you time and money, buying in advance is altogether more convenient and offers better prices. 

Q: How much is car parking?

A: Parking your motorbike at the NEC is free.The car parking charge is currently £12.00 per car (click here to see The NEC's parking information) Just so you are aware, this is a charge levied by the venue (The NEC) and not by the show. Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show(Clarion Events Ltd) does not receive a single penny of the NEC’s parking charge. There are shuttle buses running from the NEC car parks to the halls. For more information on Car Parking, please click here

Car Parking Tips
* Some visitors prefer to park at, or close to, a local train station (one that runs through Birmingham International of course) and do the last stint by train.
* Some local/regional stations will have free car parks, some will be a bit cheaper than the NEC, some will have on-road parking close by. The added benefit of approaching like this should mean less chance of getting caught in any traffic congestion around site or on the surrounding M42/M6 at peak times (i.e. when everyone's arriving/leaving). You'll have to check with the regional stations/routes.
* Or – some people prefer to park at Birmingham International Station (1300 spaces with covered walk through to NEC Halls), usually saving a couple of pounds, but you'll need to get there early.
* Or - car share - there's bound to be someone else close to where you are coming to the show. Check with car clubs, local forums, message boards etc.

Q: Where can I eat?

A: There are food outlets all around the halls offering everything from sandwiches to full 3 course meals. Of course prices vary accordingly.

Q: What about if I've brought a packed lunch?

A: A common visitor complaint is that there's nowhere to sit and eat packed lunches in the halls.
This is a tricky one because, as much as we would like to, if we were to provide everyone a seat in the halls, there wouldn’t be room for any cars!
What people tend to forget is that, just outside all the halls on the Piazza, there is lots of freely available seating to use. There's no problem leaving the halls (you'll get your hand stamped on exit allowing you back in) for a while to eat your lunch!

Q: Are there any special food offers?

A: Not at the moment but check back here nearer the show.

Q: What else is on at the same time and where can I stay?

A: For NEC venue detail click here.


Q:Can I bring my dog?


A: There is a strict no dog policy at the NEC. This is excused for police and assistance dogs. 

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