Beaulieu National Motor Museum Hampshire
Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | STEM | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Technology | Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Cathedrals. Abbeys. Churches | Science | Religious Education | PSHE | Mathematics | Leisure and Tourism | History | Engineering | English | Design and Technology | Art and Design
What we offer on a school trip
Treat your class to a day packed with pioneering technology, unique exhibitions and living history at Beaulieu in the New Forest.
Pupils can immerse themselves in above and below stairs Victorian life at Palace House, which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538. Discover more about the dissolution of the monasteries at Beaulieu Abbey and investigate the covert operations of World War II at the Secret Army Exhibition at Beaulieu.
Educational group visits at Beaulieu stretch far beyond the new themes in the history curriculum, as pupils use their geography skills in offline caching trails and learn how the development of technology has influenced the design of the motor car.
Make science fun by introducing aerodynamics through the awe-inspiring Land Speed Record-breaking vehicles in the multi-media display For Britain and For The Hell Of It. See monster machines including Bluebird CN7, which broke the 400mph barrier with Donald Campbell at the wheel, and the legendary 350hp and 1,000hp Sunbeams which capture the imagination of teachers and pupils alike.
If schools are interested in bringing motoring history to the classroom, Beaulieu also offers a Motoring Loan Box service. The boxes give classes the perfect opportunity to handle original and replica items sourced from the National Motor Museum Collections and can include artefacts, costumes, photos and documents. They serve as excellent prompts for intergenerational work and role playing. Themes covered include Victorians, war years, motoring history and leisure motoring. Boxes are £5 each per half term.
Beaulieu has a dedicated Group Admission Desk for minimum fuss on arrival, and the Education Team will be waiting to meet you.
Beaulieu offers ample free coach parking on site and near to the visitor entrance. There is a drivers? restroom with refreshments and TV facilities. They provide free vouchers for coach drivers, redeemable in the restaurant or gift shop.
Beaulieu can offer combined visits with its sister attraction, Buckler's Hard. Just three miles from Beaulieu, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, Buckler's Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. The historic village, its Maritime Museum and historic cottage interiors are the focus for programmes on shipbuilding and 18th century domestic life. Contact Beaulieu for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org
The newest addition to the range of interactive Beaulieu visits is Motoring Maths, which gives students the chance to apply numeracy knowledge to everyday objects. Younger children can focus on areas such as shape recognition and measurement, while older pupils tackle mathematical problems using data collection and analysis.