Activities and Outreach

Two girls colouring in a picture of a charabanc outside at Beaulieu
Arts University Bournemouth students in the 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

Each Summer we run family Creative Activities using the Museum’s Collections as inspiration. During August 2018 our activities will be themed on the Votes for Women campaign, commemorating 100 years since The Representation of the People Act was passed, allowing some women, and all men, to vote for the first time.

Find out how you can take part.

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

Daimler with women mechanics standing beside, 1914The National Motor Museum Trust works with individuals, community groups and other museums to deliver a range of unique projects. Our latest project, The Drive for Change, marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women the vote for the first time.

Our recently completed project, KEEP CALM and STEAM Ahead, unlocked information from the Collections to help 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