Summer Activities

Two boys take part in a creative fun workshop

Each August we run creative family activities in the National Motor Museum and at the Caravan and Motorhome Club‘s New Forest Centenary Site.

During summer 2017 families took part in drop-in activities, inspired by the museum’s two-year Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project supported by Arts Council England.

Sponsored by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and the Caravan and Motorhome Club, visitors took part in a variety of activities which explored magical mechanisms on the theme of Automotive Steampunk.

Competition Winners

Winners of the 2017 creative fun competition receive their prizes from Lady Montagu at the National Motor MuseumChildren’s creations from the activities were entered into a competition to win a goody bag of prizes from Shell, Freedom to Go and the National Motor Museum, including a family ticket to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular.

There were four competition categories which were won by:

  • Callum aged 6 (entry 152A) for the best Automotive Steampunk caravan design.
  • Emmelia aged 12 (entry 63B) for the best Automotive Steampunk Shell poster.
  • Harry aged 11 (entry 84B) for the best Automotive Steampunk Lego vehicle.
  • Oliver aged 8 (entry 115) for the favourite creation chosen by Beaulieu’s Facebook page visitors.

The competition winners were awarded their prizes by Lady Montagu at a special ceremony in the National Motor Museum before the Fireworks Spectacular.


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