Summer Activities

Two boys take part in a creative fun workshop

Creative Fun at the National Motor Museum

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 31st – August 23rd, 11am – 3pm

Shell Postcard, Votes for Women, Suffragettes 1908. Caption reads 'Every lady votes Shell - motor spirit unequalled' and shows a suffragette holding up a can of Shell Motor Spirit, whilst women in the crowd raise their hands. Artist not given.

This August, visitors to the National Motor Museum can take part in a range of creative summer activities.

These are inspired by our one-year project, The Drive for Change, commemorating 100 years since The Representation of the People Act was passed, allowing some women, and all men, to vote for the first time.

Sponsored by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and the Caravan and Motorhome Club, families will be 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.

No booking is required for the sessions, just drop in and join in! Participants can enter their fabulous creations into the Creative Fun Competition to win great prizes from the Shell Heritage Art Collection and National Motor Museum.

Tuesdays: Create your own propaganda poster inspired by those displayed on caravans during the suffrage campaign.
Wednesdays: Design and send your own suffrage themed postcard inspired by the Shell Heritage Art Collection.
Thursdays: Build and decorate a model votes for women motor car.

Activities are included in the standard admission ticket to Beaulieu. Caravan and Motorhome Club members can enjoy one third off the full admission price for up to four people (see the Club’s Great Savings Guide for further information and terms and conditions).


Creative Fun at the Caravan and Motorhome Club New Forest Centenary Site 

Women standing by a caravan painted with text reading Women's Freedom League
Courtesy of The Women’s Library collection at LSE

Wednesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Families visiting the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s New Forest Centenary Site in Hampshire this August can join in free, drop in creative activities.

This year, young visitors staying on the Site can discover how the caravan was used by Suffragists in the early twentieth century to gain supporters for the campaign for Votes for Women.

Activities will be located in a marquee outside the main Club Site Reception.


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