Activities and Outreach

Man working with two people during a reminiscence session at Hythe Library
Arts University Bournemouth students in the museum
Two girls colouring in a picture of a charabanc outside at Beaulieu

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 Activities

Each Summer we run creative fun activities for families, using the Museum Collections as inspiration. We have also created a range of downloadable activities as a starting point to explore our Collections.

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 current Arts Council England funded project Golden Arrow – Shot from the Past, Aimed at the Future, focuses on reinterpreting this iconic Land Speed Record-breaker. Past projects include The┬áDrive for Change, marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.

Other initiatives have included our award winning Designation Development Fund project, KEEP CALM and STEAM Ahead, and Caravan’s and Charabancs which commemorated the centenary of the First World War.

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