The Williams Museum – Didcot
Standing next to the old Williams factory at Basil Hill Road, stood an anonymous looking, white, cubed, building, owing more for it’s design to Tate & Lyle than Sir Christopher Wren. Within it’s walls it housed two things: The Williams Conference Centre and Grand Prix Collection. Collection always seemed such an inadequate word for the riches that were held within the walls on the ground floor – an example of every Williams Grand Prix Car since Williams Grand Prix Engineering was formed in 1977 – and more besides.
The conference center had two rooms, The Piers Courage Suite and the Alan Jones Room, named after the two drivers closest to Frank Williams’ heart but the centre-piece of the building was the Grand Prix Collection.
As Frank Williams points out in the promotional brochure, the centre isn’t open to the general public, but over the next few pages you can take a tour of the museum through a series of pictures taken there in 1992.