About Us


The Aston Martin Heritage Trust is a public educational charity (No.1072410), governed by the Charity Commission and dedicated to recording and preserving the history of Aston Martin.  Founded in 1998, the Trust opened its Museum and Archive in 2002 in the historic tithe barn at Drayton St Leonard in Oxfordshire, UK. We are the official archive for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and the Aston Martin Owners Club; our collections continue to grow through purchases, generous donations and loans.  We have a very significant and growing collection of original items relating to all aspects of the Aston Martin marque, which is secured for future generations.  A dedicated team of unpaid volunteers and Trustees supports a small number of professional staff in caring for the collections and the visitors.

Who we are:

Trustees - Rob Smith, Chairman; Tim Cottingham, Registrar; Mark Gauntlett; Nick Hewitt, Hon. Treasurer; August von Joest, John Purser, Simon Sproule and Gary Ungless.

Staff - Donna Bannister, Curator;  John Wood, Collections Assistant; Sharon Langford, Tour Guide and Admin. 

We are very grateful for all their contributions and welcome contact from anyone who feels they can help the AMHT to further its objectives in some way.

Patrons - Sir Gerry Acher, Andy Bell, Adam Brown, Roger Carey, Tim Cottingham, Brian Fearn, Richard Hayes, Jack Henley, Nick Hewitt, Peter Heydon, August von Joest, Younes Kabbaj, Daren Kemp, Chris Lendrum, Peter Livanos, George Miller, Sheik Nasser, Jan-Willem Plantagie, Jon Radgick, Mark Seligman, and Anthony Vaughan-Read.

The video below was produced by final year students at the Hull School of Art & Design, on behalf of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust.  They have done a fantastic job. If you would like a copy of the DVD please contact us at the Trust.

The Aston Martin Heritage Trust is a proud member of


Aston Martin

Aston Martin Lagonda

The story of Aston Martin's rise from a two-man operation working from a small London workshop to a globally respected marque has been long, colourful and often dramatic. A rich and prestigious heritage defines Aston Martin as something truly unique within automotive history. Learn about the history of one of the world's most iconic brands, exploring the milestones, the people, and the cars which have helped shape a century of Power, Beauty and Soul.


Aston Martin Owners Club

Founded in 1935, the Club has now grown to over 6,000 members worldwide and exists to celebrate and promote the sport and pastime of motoring, to develop interest in the Aston Martin marque and to encourage interaction between members across the globe through social, racing and concours events.