Easter events at British Motor Museum

By Barrie Hudson - 29 March 2021


The British Motor Museum is laying on a programme of online events for Easter.

  • Bessie the Bus author James Ellison - a reading of his book is part of the museum's online programme of events

    Bessie the Bus author James Ellison - a reading of his book is part of the museum's online programme of events

Like all UK indoor attractions, the Warwick-based museum will not be allowed to open its doors and welcome visitors in person, but plans to bring the museum to people's homes.

A spokesperson said: "Throughout April families can enjoy their own six-minute taster tour of the museum and meet some of the cars and characters that they can see when the museum reopens. 

"There is also a host of online family Easter and April activities that focus around the fabulous 1923 big red London Bus that resides on the museum’s Time Road and is kindly on long-term loan from the London Transport Museum. 

"Activities include an Easter themed colouring in sheet inspired by the 1923 London Bus, a spot the difference activity, and an online jigsaw of a bus in 1972 - families are encouraged to discuss the differences between this bus and buses today, including how the passengers are dressed – there are some great 70s fashions!"

The virtual tour and activities are all available online at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/online-april-activities

Families with children under the age of five can enjoy the April Mini Motorists story time - ‘Bessie the Bus’ by museum learning team member James Ellison. The story is narrated and illustrated by museum volunteer Graham Robson, and is available to watch online anytime in April at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/mini-motorists-april 

The Mini Motorists toddler sessions will continue online every month until later in the summer, when the museum hopes to bring them back in person. They will then take place every third Monday of the month and are billed as a great morning activity for parents and carers to explore the museum with the child-friendly guides. 

Grown-ups and motoring enthusiasts can take part in the free online discussion about the Canley Car Factory on Tuesday, 6 April from 2pm to 3pm. The talk will showcase some of the many Canley documents from their Archive and discuss how the company looked after its workers with sickness and benevolent funds. 

The event will include discussing the work of the unions and its charity drives for schools and hospitals, and share some of the poignant photographs of the last cars made on the production line. 

The Museum has plenty to share at the event, but would also love to hear people's stories and are encouraging anyone who lived around, or worked in, Canley to join this discussion, as these stories will be inspiration for the museum’s next exhibition. 

For more information, visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/canley

The Museum will continue to monitor the Government advice but it hopes to reopen on Monday, 17 May. Admission prices will remain the same as in 2020: Adults £14.50, Children £9 (5-16 years), under-5s free, concessions £12.50 and a family ticket £40 (two adults and up to three children). 

Annual passes will automatically be extended by the number of days that the museum was closed and all visitors are reminded that in line with the museum’s new policy, everyone, including those with annual passes, must pre-book their tickets and time slot, and provide contact details so that they can be contacted if there are any changes to opening. 

For more information, visit https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/plan-your-visit/book-tickets

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