Sir Jackie Stewart opens Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns after £1.6m upgrade

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The museum dedicated to two-time Formula 1 world champion Jim Clark has opened in the Scottish Borders town of Duns

Jim Clark in his Lotus at the 1964 British Grand Prix

The Jim Clark museum has reopened to the public Photo: Motorsport Images

Sir Jackie Stewart has officially opened the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, dedicated to the life and career of his compatriot.

Paying tribute to Clark as the “best he ever raced against”, Sir Jackie was joined by fellow Scot and three-times Le Mans-winner, Allan McNish, for the opening ceremony in Duns, Scottish Borders.

The museum is located close to where Clark grew up, and has been updated as part of a £1.6million redevelopment project. It includes two of Clark’s cars: the Lotus 25 in which Scotsman raced in the 1962 F1 season as well as a Lotus Cortina that Clark dominated the 1964 British Saloon Car Championship.

The Lotus Cortina is now owned by Dario Franchitti. You can read more about it in the current edition of Motor Sport Magazine, and watch Franchitti delivering the car in person in the video below.

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Operated by the charity Live Borders, the museum details Clark’s hugely successful motor sport career from club racing to his two F1 World Championships and Indy 500 win.

A wide variety of memorabilia is also on show, including photographs, magazines, race overalls, crash helmets and newspapers from throughout the two-time champion’s career.

The museum’s redevelopment was funded using National Lottery Money, Council funding and cash raised by the Jim Clark Trust charity.

Clark became the then-youngest F1 world champion in 1963 at the age of 27 and set a record of seven wins in one season, which would only be beaten by Ayrton Senna, who managed eight wins in 1988.

The Scot would go on to win a second title in 1965 along with the Indy 500 and would accumulate 25 grands prix victories before his tragic death at Hockenheim in 1968, during a Formula 2 race.


Jim Clark Motorsport Museum opening hours

The museum is now open to the public from Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 16.30pm but is closed on Wednesdays.


Jim Clark Motorsport Museum tickets

Adult tickets are available at £5, family tickets are £14.00 (up to 2 adults and 3 children), with child tickets at £3 (under 5s gain free entry).

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