Activities and Outreach

Two girls colouring in a picture of a charabanc outside at Beaulieu
Students modelling steampunk costume at the National Motor Museum
Man working with two people during a reminiscence session at Hythe Library

We make our Collections accessible through a variety of projects and resources. From our established Summer Activities programme to funded outreach projects, we are constantly exploring new ways of engaging audiences with our Collections.

Creative Fun

We run creative activities for children and families every summer using the Museum Collections as inspiration. Last summer, families were able to take part in our activities inspired by the Museum’s Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project.

Loans Boxes

Education loans box interior showcasing objects from the collectionsWe have an inspirational collection of 20 loans boxes which can be used in a variety of settings. Containing genuine motoring artefacts, our loans boxes allow you to use your senses to appreciate our diverse Collections. Our loans boxes have also been used for reminiscence sessions and outreach projects.

Contact us to find out more or to borrow a box.

Outreach Projects

AUB student models Steampunk costume next to Benz Velo in the National Motor MuseumThe National Motor Museum Trust works with individuals, community groups and other museums to deliver a range of unique projects. Our most recent project, KEEP CALM and STEAM Ahead, aimed to unlock information about the Collections and develop an imaginative new range of family activities for visitors. Prior to this we completed a First World War commemorative project using social media and specially curated exhibitions to explore the impact this conflict had on the leisure motoring industry.

If you would like a copy of any of our images, please visit our dedicated Motoring Picture Library website