This August, visitors to the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, can take part in a range of fun and creative summer activities inspired by the museum’s First World War commemorative project, Caravans & Charabancs – Leisure Motoring after the First World War.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by the Shell Art Collection, The Caravan Club and Meccano, the sessions will take place in the museum on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 – 28 August, 12.00 – 4.00pm.
Young visitors will discover the impact of this devastating conflict and how it changed the face of leisure motoring in the next decade. Activities include building model charabancs - an early form of motor coach - and caravans from recycled materials and Meccano. Participants will follow in the footsteps of post-war manufacturers who built vehicles and trailers from unwanted parts left over from the battlefield. Families can also explore the Shell Art Collection’s ‘Visit Britain’ series of artworks, designing their own poster collages featuring popular day trip destinations of post First World War Britain.
The activities are included in the price of an entrance ticket to Beaulieu, adult £21, senior £19.50, child (5-12) £10.50 and youth (13-17) £12.50 or £55 for a family ticket (2 adults + 3 children/youths or 1 adult + 4 children/youths).