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.

The History of Motoring

National Motor Museum

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

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

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

Motoring fun

This entertaining programme lifts the lid on some of the quirkier aspects of motoring history. Sit in an orange, find out about the weird and wacky, marvel at Bluebird.

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.

The Art of Motoring

This programme allows you to explore motoring design through history. You’ll see items from the Beaulieu objects collection and Shell Art collections first hand.

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

Includes object handling.

Speed Cars

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.

Car Construction Challenge

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.