British Motor Museum

Your Shortlist

      Your list is empty

British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum 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, from STEAM subjects to history. It is a great location for learning – offering accessible facilities, dedicated learning spaces and travel grants of up to £300. The Museum is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40.

Schools at the British Motor Museum

  • The British Motor Museum offers schools an exciting range of learning outside the classroom programmes from interactive Museum sessions to hands-on workshops and self-led visits. There are dedicated Learning Spaces and the friendly Education team offer a mix of formal and informal sessions, suitable for groups of all abilities from EYFS to adult learners. Create your day at the Museum to fit with your current topic in the classroom and enjoy a curriculum linked workshop..
  • Interactive Museum Sessions combine a Museum tour with facilitated activities based around our Collection,
    led by members of the Education Team.
  • Choose from  Journeys through Time and experience what it was like to drive on Victorian roads, through exciting costumed role play and a tour along the Museum’s ‘Time Road’.
    History of Transport KS2  Curriculum Links: History
  • Learn about the local history of the motor car and its development through a guided tour of the Museum, role play and an object handling session,

We also offer Hands on Workshops – Themed workshops led by members of our Education Team that encourage pupils to take part in active learning in the Museum.Materials & Movement EYFS, KS1
Curriculum Links: Science, Citizenship

Discover the materials that are used to make cars. Pupils will learn about different materials and movement through role play and a LEGO® car building challenge.

Fashion vs Function EYFS, KS1, KS2 Curriculum Links: Art and Design, Design & Technology
Explore how cars are designed for different purposes and become a car designer for the day. Create a ‘personalised’
cut out Land Rover using our special worksheets.

Discovering Forces KS2 Curriculum Links: Science, Citizenship. Explore the different forces that act on vehicles and how theyaffect movement. In teams, pupils will take part in our car design and building challenge using LEGO® bricks

Ready, Salt, Go! KS2, KS3
Curriculum Links: STEM, Citizenship How can we power the car of the future? Join the Professor
and become scientists for the day in this interactive, narrative immersion activity where pupils will build a car powered by
salt and water.

Self led groups are available for all Key Stages and this includes coach parking and an allocated lunch space.

Struggling to afford the cost of your school trip?  We also support schools by offering a grant of up to £300 towardscoach coasts.




Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, On Site Parking


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Events Venue, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Shop, Toilets,






Covid Review


British Motor Museum


01926 649649

Opening Hours

10am-5pm Daily


Interactive Museum Sessions and Hands-on Workshops – from £8 per student
Self-led visits – from £7 per student


Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

Get Listed!

Is your Attraction or Museum missing from our website?

Contact us today and let’s get you listed! 01677 42733

Newsletter Signup!

Stay up to date with all the latest news and upcoming events in your area!