British Motor Museum to offer new school opportunities alongside re-opening

The British Motor Museum – formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre – will re-open on Saturday 13th February, offering new school opportunities following its £1.1million refurbishment.

The museum will have a more immersive display of British motoring history when it opens in time for half term.

For schools, new workshops will be available for Key Stages 1 and 2.

One Key Stage 1 activity is Journeys Through Time – an interactive museum walk, which will allow children to experience what it may have been like to own one of the first cars and drive on Victorian roads. This links in with History and Literacy in the curriculum.

On the other hand, an example of a Key Stage 2 workshop is Discovering Gears, a session that gives pupils the chance to explore the effect of gears on vehicles, as they construct and test a Lego vehicle.

The Discovering Gears workshop ties in with Science, Numeracy, Literacy and Design Technology in the curriculum.

The British Motor Museum also offers self-led sessions and the museum is running specially tailored workshops in March for Science Week 2016.

These sessions include a MAD Science interactive show and two workshops, where students will be able to partake in hands-on Mad Science oil making experiments, try their hands at renewable energy experiments and take part in cog and wheel challenges.

Each workshop is specially tailored to the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Julie Tew, managing director of the British Motor Museum, commented, “We are delighted to re-open the Museum to visitors for half term.

“We have a packed programme of family events and tours and visitors will be impressed with the changes we have made to the Museum.”

For more information visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk.

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