British Motor Museum Warwickshire
Banbury Road, Gaydon, CV35 0BJ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer
The British Motor Museum is a great location for learning for primary students. Our amazing collection tells the story of the people, products and places linked to Britain's motor industry and can help support studies across many areas of the National Curriculum.
The Museum is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40 and is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars spanning the modern, classic, vintage and veteran eras. The building itself is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, and stands in 60 acres on the edge of the Warwickshire countryside.
The Museum offers an exciting range of programmes that support the National Curriculum. There are dedicated Learning Spaces and an Education Team delivering a range of Museum-led and self-led sessions for primary school groups of all abilities.
The amazing car collection includes some of the earliest British cars, sports and racing cars and some of the most modern Land Rover designs. There are cars from films, such as FAB1 from Thunderbirds or Lara Croft's Defender from the Tomb Raider movie.
The British Motor Museum offers a Travel Support Fund aimed at assisting schools with the cost of coach transport to the Museum. Please enquire for further information.
What makes us a great choice?
The Museum is an eclectic mix of British motoring heritage with cars of all ages and types which appeal to a wide age group. As well as the cars there is a lot more to do with interactive elements and interesting hands-on activities.
Our education sessions are a great mix of formal and informal learning. Our school visitors love the amazing building, varied learning programmes and friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Group Sizes Catered For
Our sessions can take up to 30 pupils with a minimum of 20 pupils.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Downloadable trails and quizzes are available.
Teacher information packs can be provided - checklist, risk assessments, map of Museum and Travel Support Scheme application form included.
Pre-visits are offered free of charge to teachers - please contact the Education Team before you visit.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Children are welcome to take photos, video and audio for their own purposes.
Risk Assessment Details
Downloadable risk assessments are available.
Please contact the Education Team for further details.
Education Officer Information
Jan Farley - Education Assistant - 01926 927827
Caroline Reid - Education Officer - 01926 927821
To make a booking please contact the Education Team on 01926 927827 or visit the website: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/schools
Primary School Programmes:
Interactive Museum Walks: £7 per pupil
Hands on Workshops: £7 per pupil
Self-led Sessions: £5 per pupil
Curriculum Week Sessions: £12.50 per pupil
Outreach Sessions: £300 (2 sessions) £500 (4 sessions)
The recommended ratio of adults to children 1:6 Adults up to this ratio are free of charge, additional adults are charged at £7 each.
First Aid Information
First aid on site.
All Museum visits include free parking, a welcome on arrival, secure storage for coats and bags and a space for eating packed lunches (indoor and outdoor) - or a cafe for those who prefer to purchase lunch.
Learning Space 1 can be used for packed lunches (must be pre-booked) and there is also an outdoor picnic area.
cafe - children's lunch box or children's hot meal - £4.50
Gift Shop - pocket money items are available
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
The Museum aims to cater for the needs of all its visitors and is fully accessible. There are lifts to all floors, induction loops, and we can provide a multi-sensory hands-on experience for visually impaired and learning disabled students.
Opening Hours & Information
10am - 5pm 7 days a week.
Closed 24 December 2016 - 2 December 2017 inclusive.
Henley in Arden School (KS1) - Fantastic resource on our doorstep!
Northern House School (KS2) - This has been a fantastic experience for the children. The staff were fantastic with the children and really patient, thank you!
Boughton Leigh Junior School (KS2) - Very interactive and informative session.