Getting hereGetting there is simple The NEC is situated right in the middle of England. It’s extremely easy to get to either by road, rail or air being at the hub of the UK motorway network, having its own railway station (Birmingham International) and with Birmingham Airport right next door.
AccommodationWe have exclusive hotel deals for attendees of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, 2018. These special offers for discounted hotel rates whilst attending the show from 9 - 11 November 2018 can be booked online or by telephone.
About locationThe NEC Birmingham is the UK's No 1 venue for shows, exhibitions, meetings and events. The National Exhibition Centre is an exhibition centre located in Birmingham, England. It is near junction 6 of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station.
Getting to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is simple!
The NEC is situated right in the middle of England. It's extremely easy to get to either by road, rail or air being at the hub of the UK motorway network, having its own railway station (Birmingham International) and with Birmingham Airport right next door.
There are many ways to get to the NEC, please click here to find out the best options when planning your journey to the show.
There are a fantastic range of budget and premium hotels situated around the NEC, Birmingham.
We have exclusive hotels deals for visitors of the Show which can be booked through HotelMap. Simply click here to find local hotels and special offers.
The NEC has 20 interconnected halls, set in grounds of 611 acres (2.54 km2) making it the largest exhibition centre in the UK. It is the busiest and seventh-largest exhibition centre in Europe.
National Exhibition Centre
B40 1NT, West Midlands
Opening times of the Show:
Friday 9 November 2018: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 10 November 2018: 9.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 11 November 2018: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Visitor Information for Assisted Access
Booking tickets for assisted access: If you have a disability that restricts your ability to attend the show on your own to the extent where a helper is needed, then a carer is admitted free. If you book over the telephone on the ticket hotline then you can book both the assisted access visitor's ticket (at standard ticket price) and also your free carer's ticket and opt to have them posted out or emailed to print at home. Simply tell the ticket agent that you wish to book an assisted access and carer ticket(s) and then you will need to bring proof of your disability with you to the show. If you choose to book online, there is no option to book a carer's ticket at the same time. In this instance, if you book your disabled ticket (as per standard ticket price) then you can collect a free admission ticket for your carer when you arrive at the NEC on the door.
Assistance at the NEC:
If you have any queries or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of the NEC staff who will be happy to help. Male and female wheelchair accessible toilets are provided throughout the venue.
Disabled parking bays for blue badge holders are available. These are allocated upon arrival by NEC traffic staff. The NEC require assisted access visitors to pay the standard charge of £12.00 to park (when booked in advance). Please be aware that parking is solely run by the NEC venue and is nothing to do with the Classic Motor Show organisers.
A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge to registered disabled and at a cost of £5.00 per day for visitors who are not registered disabled, on a first come first served basis. Electric scooters can be hired at a cost of £15.00 per day. Please telephone Bartams on +44 (0)135 377 8756 to book in advance. Lines are open 9.00-18.00 Monday - Sunday.
Further information for Disabled and Disabled Carers can be found here: www.thenec.co.uk/planningavisit/disabledvisitors