Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, famous for founding the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. In 1951 he inherited the Beaulieu Manor Estate and in 1952 opened his home, Palace House, to the public, at the same time as founding the Montagu Motor Museum. As it grew from strength to strength, it became the National Motor Museum, now containing 300 exhibits as well as a world-wide renowned motoring library and archive. Amongst many awards, in 1989 he received the English Tourist Board's "England for Excellence" Award, for his long-term contribution to tourism. Lord Montagu is an active member of the House of Lords.