Summer Activities

Two boys take part in a creative fun workshop
Boy making lego in a steampunk creative fun workshop at Beaulieu

In August 2018 visitors to the National Motor Museum took part  take part in a range of creative summer activities.

They were inspired by our Drive for Change project, commemorating 100 years since The Representation of the People Act was passed, allowing some women, and all men, the right to vote for the first time.

Sponsored by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and the Caravan and Motorhome Club, families were inspired by our Collections to discover how the use of cars and caravans became central to spreading the message of the Suffrage campaign in the early twentieth century.

Activities included creating a propaganda poster inspired by those displayed on caravans during the suffrage campaign, designing and sending a suffrage themed postcard inspired by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and building and decorating a model votes for women motor car.

Families visiting the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s New Forest Centenary Site in Hampshire also took part, making suffragette inspired rosettes.

Competition Prize Winners

Children’s creations from the Museum activities were entered into a competition to win a goody bag of prizes from Shell and the Caravan and Motorhome Club, including a family ticket to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular.

Lady Montagu with competition prize winners
Lady Montagu with Amelia and Daisy

There were four competition categories, which were won by:

Amelia O’Ryan aged 8, for the best Votes for Women car model.

Daisy Rial aged 8 and Anna Jaeger aged 12, for the best Votes for Women poster.

Beatrice Whittaker aged 7, for the best Suffrage themed postcard.

Hugo Cracroft aged 8, 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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