New images have shown how work is progressing on a classic car museum which is set to open in Derbyshire this spring.

The Great British Car Journey will exhibit more than 150 vehicles on the former Richard Johnson & Nephew Wire Works site, in Ambergate, near Belper.

The museum will feature vehicles from a bygone age, including Austin Sevens and Morris Minors, as well as more modern classics including the original Mini, Ford Cortina and Vauxhall Cavalier.

A planned opening date of Saturday, May 22, subject to any changes to the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, was announced earlier this week.

The four-acre site, located next to the River Derwent just off the A6, is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment ahead of the opening.

The attraction is the brainchild of former Auto Windscreens and Blyton Park circuit owner Richard Usher.

He says work is “progressing well” on-site, with the internal fit-out of the main building which will house the classic cars nearing completion.

Another feature will be the Drive Dad’s Car experience, giving visitors the chance to drive around the site with an instructor in a selection of more than 30 British cars, including the Ford Capri, Austin Seven, and Mini.

Mr Usher said: “Progress to transform the building into the Great British Car Journey attraction is progressing well.

“The building is now watertight and the internal fit-out is almost complete. Most cars are ready for both the exhibition and the driving experience.

“Fresh tarmac has been laid for the route of the Drive Dad’s Car experience and bookings are already coming in via the website. Everyone is working hard to make sure that we are on track.

“Things are going superbly and we are on track to our projected opening date of May 22 – Government restrictions permitting.”

Check out the photos below for a sneak peek inside the Great British Car Journey attraction in Ambergate: