The British Motor Museum has opened a learning and education space for school groups to use on a visit to the Warwickshire museum, which includes two on-site classrooms.
The Learning Hub is described as a welcoming and inspiring environment for students, learners and teachers, with a large communal area, a space for hands-on and collaborative work, as well as a place for lunch.
The opening has been made possible with the support of The Patrick Foundation, with Julian Pritchard at the charity saying the team is “thrilled” to see the space open its doors to school groups.
He continued: “For nearly four decades, The Patrick Foundation has been involved in providing an educational programme and location for local schools. However, as we begin to close our doors, we are proud to have provided funding for this new purposeful space, ensuring pupils are able to enjoy the best learning environment, experience, and facilities.”
Stephen Laing, head of collections at the British Motor Museum, added: “We’re delighted that the Patrick Foundation has generously supported the creation of The Learning Hub, a dedicated space for school children and college students of all ages, as well as community and specialist groups from all walks of life. Our learning programmes aim to inspire everyone and are at the heart of all the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s activities.”
The museum tells the story of the birth, decline and rebirth of the motor industry and the cars it produced, as well as celebrating the skills and creativity of the people who designed and built them.
Through its vast collection of vehicles and other motoring artefacts, schools can travel through time and discover some of the great minds who have contributed to the industry over the years.
School visits to the British Motor Museum
The British Motor Museum caters for both primary and secondary schools, with hands-on workshops also available which cover STEM, history, PSHE, art and design and much, much more. Self led visits are also available but all trips must be pre-booked.
Pre-visits are available to school staff to help assess the museum’s layout and facilities, and how best to make the most out of the experience when pupils arrive.
A dedicated Travel Support Fund is available to schools who may need help with the cost of coach transport to the museum.