National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum houses a fascinating and varied collection of over 250 vehicles including a reconstruction of a 1930s garage and offers a number of programmes suited to all Key Stages.

Code Breaker Cars

Code Breaker Cars

Themes: Maths, Numeracy

Pit your wits against our Museum cars! Break the codes, solve the clues, follow the co-ordinates. Can you complete your mission?

This programme encourages team work, co-operation and problem solving.

Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

The History of Motoring

The History of Motoring

Themes: Inventions, Journeys, On The Move

Man’s dream of a horseless carriage led to experiments with sail, steam and pedal power before the invention of the internal combustion engine changed our world.

Follow the development of the car from the dawn of motoring to the present day or focus on specific periods in motoring history.

Suitable for KS1, 2, 3, 4 and for children / students / adults with special educational needs.

Britain since the 1930s

Britain since the 1930sThemes: Social History

Recall the days when food was wrapped in paper, before decimalisation and metric weights, providing a fascinating insight into life in 20th century Britain.

Particular attention is paid to the motor car in war and peace, developments in car design and life in a local garage.

Suitable for KS1, 2, 3, 4 and for children / students / adults with special educational needs.

Motoring Fun

Motoring FunThemes: Discover The Weird & Wacky

This entertaining programme lifts the lid on some of the quirkier aspects of motoring history. 

Suitable for KS1, 2, 3, 4 and for children / students / adults with special educational needs.

Optional car ride available. Please ask at time of booking.

For Britain & For The Hell of It

For Britain & For The Hell of ItThemes: Forces, Aerodynamics, Land Speed Records

A programme which introduces the principles of design and engineering, and the inspiration behind Land Speed Record vehicles, Formula 1 and Rally Cars. It also looks at how these ideas are applied to modern car design and safety.

Suitable for KS1, 2, 3, 4 and for children/students/adults with special educational needs.

Design Brief

Design BriefThemes: Engineering & Technology

This programme explores how vehicle design has been influenced by fashion and trends and how the need for greater efficiency has dictated modern design.

Students are invited to photograph design features of the vehicles to use in their schools and colleges as part of the programme.

Suitable for KS3 and KS4.

Car Construction Challenge

Car Construction ChallengeThemes: Fantastic Vehicles

This programme is an opportunity to explore the science behind car construction. Linking with design and technology, you’ll be able to use physics and maths through practical application. Themes could include land speed through to environmental motoring.

Suitable for KS3, 4 and for students/adults with special needs.