Explore the FUTURE of transport at the British Motor Museum this February half term!

Throughout the half term from 15 February – 1 March the British Motor Museum is encouraging children to explore the FUTURE. Themed around the exhibition ‘The Car. The Future. Me.’, the activities will allow children to investigate what the cars of their future might look like through science shows, STEM activity, family trails and tours.

The ‘FUTURE’ science shows run at 11am and 2.30pm from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 February when Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin will explore different sources of FUTURE power and bring them to life with a BANG!

Every day through the holidays, children can make their own car of the future using recycled materials, then light it up with LEDs. The family trail challenges visitors to find the missing parts needed to fix the car. They simply pick up a puzzle board on arrival and search the Museum to find the missing pieces. Every day at 1:30pm visitors can join the Family ‘FUTURE’ Tour with either Professor Pickle or Dr. Pumpkin.

On Thursday 20 February, for one day only, the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton will be offering visitors the chance to code the futuristic Rover Robots (Sphero RVR’s) to successfully negotiate their specially designed assault course.

All activities are included in the Museum admission. There is no need to pre-book. The 2020 admission prices are: Adults £14.50, Children £9 (5-16 years), under 5’s free, Concessions £12.50 and a Family ticket £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children) and if you Gift Aid or donate your entrance fee you receive an Annual Pass at no extra cost.

To find out more information about February half-term activities please visit the website at https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/february-half-term or call 01926 641188.

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Notes to editors

· The British Motor Museum houses the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust – over 300 cars spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras and a fabulous archive of film, photographs, personal papers and business documents.

· The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (the Trust) is an independent educational charity formed in 1983. The Registered Charity Number is 286575. Its mission is to collect, conserve, research and display for the benefit of the nation, motor vehicles, archives and ancillary material relating to the motor industry in Great Britain and to provide a world-class motor museum and major visitor attraction providing a broad based academic and educational facility coupled to an entertaining and attractive display.

· In December 2014 the Trust gained the coveted Designated status from Arts Council England which confirms that its collections are of national significance. The Designation Scheme is a mark of distinction, identifying and celebrating pre-eminent collections of national and international importance in non-national institutions.

· British Motor Museum is a a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England providing funding for a 4-year programme of exhibitions, engagement and learning activity from 2018 to 2022. Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries. Between 2018 and 2022, it will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences www.artscouncil.org.uk

· The British Motor Museum delivers a range of educational packages which support the National Curriculum – science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at KS1 to KS4. A wide range of family and lifelong learning activities also take place in the Museum during school holidays.

· Each year the Museum hosts a number of highly successful and varied motoring Shows and Rallies as well as family events, lectures and workshops. For full details please visit the website www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk

· The address is British Motor Museum or British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ.

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