First, Covid-19 has been taking its toll of many events of course, and sadly the British Motor Museum has had to call off its planned musical extravaganza evenings scheduled for 25th, 26th and 27th September.
However, the Museum is hosting a fun event for families over the half-term break, between Friday 23rd October and Monday 2nd November.
This October half-term the British Motor Museum says that it is delighted to be participating in the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search! Families will be able to hunt for Wally around the Museum to spell out a spooky phrase from hidden letters, and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark on completion of the search.
The activities are part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, ‘Spooky Spotlight Search’. There will also be the chance to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.
Families can also enjoy Rocket Science with ‘Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin’ every day at 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm except Wednesday 28 October. The 25 minute live scientific spectacular is full of cool, interactive demonstrations and rocket inspired science. Shows will take place in a large conference room with marked out spaces to allow for social distancing.
On Wednesday 28 October from 11am – 3pm there will be an outdoor Rocket Workshop delivered by the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton. Children can design and build their own Rocket and see how far it flies from the pneumatic rocket launcher. These activities are suitable for 5 years plus with adult supervision.
Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “We are delighted to be able to host a range of fun and COVID safe activities for visitors to enjoy over the October half term! In addition to Where’s Wally? and Rocket Science there’s also a family tour to help you explore the Museum via your mobile device and an activity bag to take home!”
The Museum will be opening daily for half-term from Friday 23 October to Monday 2 November. All visits must be pre-booked with no more than 6 in one party, in line with the ‘Rule of 6’. Visitors must wear a face covering at all times and observe social distancing.
All activities are included in the Museum admission. Activities are suitable for 3+ years, unless otherwise specified. Activity bags are subject to availability. For more information about the half term activities please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/october-half-term and to book tickets please visit https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/plan-your-visit/book-tickets
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More about the British Motor Museum:
- 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.