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Switch on to the future of energy at the British Motor Museum this Half-Term!


This Half-Term from 10 – 25 February, the British Motor Museum is inviting families to
switch on to the future of energy. All over the world, car manufacturers are realising
the need to consider alternative forms of energy when designing their new cars. The
Museum’s current exhibition, “Transitions: The Impact of Innovation”, discusses
different forms of energy, from standard batteries to hydrogen fuel cells, and it is this
debate that inspires its February Half-Term activities.

The Project Energise Science Show takes place from 13-16 and 20-21 February. Children can discover a range of experiments that put alternative energies to the test with Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin – even getting the chance to join in on the action.

Make Your Own Car of the Future takes place each day during the Half-Term.
Children can step into the garage and find everything they need to create a dream car
of the future. They will need to think about what energy they want it to use: will it be
gravitational, mechanical, potential or electromagnetic?

The Energy Family Tour runs from 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25 February, when children
can join the energetic tour guides for an interactive journey through the Museum
collections. Along the way, they will learn how different cars are powered and get an
insight into how cars could be powered in the future.

Visitors can also join the Fix It! Family Trail, which takes place daily, enabling
families to explore the Museum on a hunt for parts to build a car. What parts will they
choose? At each station, there will be parts from past, present and future cars, which
can be mixed to create a vehicle of dreams!

Emma Rawlinson, Lifelong Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum, said, “We look
forward to showing our younger visitors a fun and fascinating glimpse into the future of
energy. The world of cars is moving away from the internal combustion engine and
searching for alternative propulsion methods. We want children to start considering
alternative forms of energy, which is such an important discussion in the world of

Museum entry is just £43 for a family in advance or £49 on the day, £16 for adults in
advance or £19 on the day, £14 for concessions in advance or £17 on the day, £9 for
children (5-16 years) in advance or £10 on the day and under 5s are FREE. There is also
the option to Gift Aid or donate your entry fee and get an Annual Pass in return, at no
extra cost. 

For more information about Half-Term activities, please click here.