Get Closer - American Dream - Lift the Bonnets!

Get Closer to our Collection this Half Term

This half term ‘Get Closer’ with our experienced Museum team and lift the bonnet on some your favourite cars from our Supercars, Red Room, American Dream, Motorcycle Mezzanine, Morris Garages and Memory Lane collections.

This special event is for all age, giving visitors the opportunity to lift the Museum rope on selected vehicles and explore with a member of our Museum team. 

For younger visitors, delve into the science of how a car runs, have a chance to sit in our Red Cadillac and get closer to hidden gems not usually on show to the public (check activity days here)!
For the seasoned enthusiast this event is the perfect opportunity to explore the finer details on some of our prized vehicles that are usually not visible to the public. Questions are highly encouraged, so please do drop in during half term for specific vehicles and activities.

We have different events on each day so check here to see which activity and area you'd like to Get Closer to!


10:00 – 12:00 – American Dream - Lift the Bonnets! Head to our American Dream and Memory Lane exhibits to have a chance to get up close to a selection of cars with our Collections team. Explore the cars in full - Lift the bonnets, look inside and talk with our team.

13:30 – 15:30 – Family Focus - Handling the Collection. Join us in the Morris Garages exhibition for a special Get Closer afternoon. This has a real archival feel to the day as the Collections team will be refreshing the archive items on display in the Morris garage. Visitor can have a chance at handling some of the smaller items and learning about how they work. These items are not usually available to visitors so come and explore the Morris Garages with us - Lift the bonnets, look inside and talk with our team.

These events are included within Museum admission and do not require booking.