British Motor Museums

19th May 2020


Despite the restrictions associated with the coronavirus and having to temporarily close the Museum, the British Motor Museum has organised a range of ‘stay at home’ activities for families to enjoy in the safety of their own homes.

The activities were originally planned for May half term and 'Designer Week' but are available now until 31 May so families have more time to enjoy them. There are quizzes, puzzles, cooking and crafts. There are also plenty of awesome 'stay at home science' from the legendary Professor Pumpkin and Dr Pickle. Children can find out how to make planets from milk, use grape juice as an indicator and learn how to make ice cream!

Families are encouraged to share photographs of their stay at home activities and email them to the British Motor Museum who will share some of their favourites on social media. Please email photographs to

Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “During these challenging times we still want to offer our enthusiastic family visitors a range of fantastic activities which they can do online. We hope families will enjoy taking part in them and we look forward to seeing photographs of their science experiments!”

There is no charge to take part but donations would be welcomed. Simply visit the website at


The (second!) Stay at Home Motor Show for NHS Charities Together Sunday, June 7

Another chance to let your classic do its bit!

Earlier this month we sent out a message about Classics for Carers, a fantastic new initiative which aimed to raise funds for NHS Charities Together by staging a National Stay at Home Motor Show on May 3. It was such a success, raising more than £13,500 (including gift aid) and was such fun that people were clamouring to do it again, so a second Stay at Home Motor Show is being held on Sunday, June 7.

This would, of course, have been Day Two of Land Rover Legends, so we are delighted to see that they have chosen a suitable make of car for the new rally plate!

Take a look at our website to see some of the photos submitted on May 3 to see the fun that people had - and the creativity they showed - while raising funds for this very worthy cause. In some cases, entire streets took part!

If you'd like to take part this time, all you need to do is wheel your classic car, bike or commercial vehicle (or tank - you never know!) out into the garden on June 7 and snap photos or video and share on social media, using the hashtag #classicsforcarers. You might also choose to display it on your driveway so that passers-by can enjoy seeing your cherished vehicle - if you don't have social media, that's a great way of joining in.

You can donate in one of two ways:
• Through the event's Just Giving page: • By buying one of the lovely Classics for Carers rally plates or stickers: All profits from these sales will go to NHS Charities Together.

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