From festive lunches in the roof-top Sky Suite to a selection box of family-friendly Christmas activities and a wide choice of unique Christmas gift ideas, look no further than the British Motor Museum for holiday shopping ideas.
British Motor Museum Gift Ideas
Christmas lunches are available from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. on 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14 December. Visitors will enjoy a seasonal two-course or three-course lunch with all the trimmings, glass of wine or soft drink and crackers for £29.95 for 2 courses or £34.95 for 3 courses. (Museum Member discounts apply). Entry to the Museum is included with all diners on that day, and lunches must be pre-booked.
Christmas activities take place from 8-23 and 28-30 December when the Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Children can take part in the Great Elf Hunt to search for elves hiding amongst the cars!
Younger visitors can also enjoy Christmas Crafts, including making a motoring-themed Christmas Tree decoration, creating personalised Christmas card/thank you card and colouring in festive-themed sheets. There’s also the opportunity to make a Princess Mary box. In 1941, during WW1, Princess Mary wanted to ensure all soldiers on the front line would have a gift for Christmas and these boxes were filled with treats, a card and pictures of the Royal Family. These activities are suitable for 5 plus years and are included within the museum entry fee.
Home to over 400 iconic classic and vintage cars, the British Motor Museum offers a great day out for petrol heads, culture seekers and lovers of all things British, so why not give a Gift Voucher, which is available to purchase online?
Museum Memberships make great gifts and grant your recipient museum entry, including for all special weekend show days. Members are also offered exclusive opportunities to preview new exhibitions, take a private tour and attend Members-only events.
Heritage Certificates are an ideal gift for anyone who owns a cherished classic car and are available for just £48 plus P&P. The Certificate is an official ‘Certified Copy of a Factory Record’ showing the car’s specification as it left the production line. Details are taken from the original production records created by many of the leading British motor manufacturers. Deadline for UK orders is 15 December.
Other fantastic items available from the online shop include a Replica Tax Disc priced at £26, Mini and Land Rover 32GB USB sticks priced at £14 and £16, respectively, a
reversible Land Rover Scarf priced at £14, an archive image tea towel at £7.99, a fine bone China mug at £9, and a bespoke 1000 piece British Cars of the 60’s Jigsaw priced at
Brand new for this Christmas is the chance to gift your child an unforgettable creative experience at the “Let’s Animate Saturday Club”! Run by professional animator Gemma Foy, this five-week animation club offers budding animators a place to develop and sharpen their skills, and is inspired by the Museum’s stunning collection of cars. Tickets are now on sale and cost £100 per child for the five weekly sessions, from 24 February to 23 March 2024. There are only 16 places available, so act quickly to avoid disappointment!
The New Year means ‘Family Fun with LEGO’, which runs from the 2 – 8 January. Children can tackle the ultimate LEGO car-building challenge, and search for car parts in the family trail, the perfect way to get 2024 off to a roaring start.
About The British Motor Museum
The museum houses the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust with more than 400 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. All shop purchases and visits help support the museum’s educational charity.
To find out more about the festive lunches visit https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/festive-lunches
For more information about Christmas activities visit https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/driving-home-for-christmas
To see the full range of gift ideas, please visit https://shop.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/
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