Easter 2024: The Fastest Cars in Britain

Feel the need for speed this Easter!

The pursuit of speed has driven car manufacturers in Britain for decades. From sports cars to land speed record cars, engineers have always been looking to push their machines to go faster than ever before, to prove their cars are the fastest of all. This Easter, we’re bringing this love of speed into our holiday activities.

We’ve got plenty of fast cars in the Museum but, which is truly in pole position? The Find the Fastest Car family trail aims to answer this question by taking you on a journey through the Museum, seeking the fastest of the fast. If you want to get a head-start and stay ahead of the pack, join a Racing Drivers Tour, as you and the Museum’s resident racing driver characters explore the collections, learning more about what makes cars fast.

Finally, once you’ve learned everything you need to know about speed, you can stop by the Learning Hub to Make Your Own Fast Car, with cut-out and keep kits to take home.

All these activities are included in the price of admission, for a great value day out!* Click the button below to book.

Find the Fastest Car Family Trail - Every Day

There are over 400 British cars in the Museum, but which is the fastest? There’s only one way to find out. Pick up a trail sheet at the Family Activity Station and search for the fastest car in each zone of the Museum. Once you find each car, write down the name and their top speed. When you’ve found them all, check out the top speeds to find the fastest car in the whole collection.

When you’ve completed the trail, it’s full speed back to the Family Activity Station to check your answers and collect a reward sticker.

Make Your Own Fast Car - Every Day 10:30am to 3:30pm with last entry at 3pm

Join us in the Learning Hub during your visit to take on a craft activity! You can cut-out and build your own Jaguar E-type out of cardboard, ready to take home! We’ll have plenty of coloured pens so you can give your new car any colour scheme you want. The only limit is your imagination!

Racing Driver Tour - Every Day at 11:30am

Want to learn more about some of the greatest speed machines in the collections? Join the Museum’s resident Racing Driver characters for a journey through some of Britain’s fastest cars, from legendary track racers to speed demons of the road. Each tour will run for around 20-25 mins. If you want to take a tour, sign up at the Family Station, and report there when it’s your time.

Access Day - 3 April 

The Museum is committing to making our collections accessible for everyone, so we’re running an Access Day on 3 April to create a welcoming visitor experience for the widest possible audience. Hands-on sensory Touch and Access Tours will be running throughout the day, along with our Object Handling workshops, so you can get up close to and touch our exhibits.

Quiet Hours will also be running between 9am and 10am and 5pm and 6pm, for those who need a quieter environment. Our new Changing Places toilet will be in place, too, specifically designed for people with accessibility needs. 

Learn more about Access Day here.

Click here to visit our Access Page for more information regarding access and your visit to the Museum. 

NOTE: All activities are included in Museum admission and are suitable for 3 years plus with adult supervision. During busy periods all family activities may move to a timed ticket basis. To avoid disappointment please check on arrival with the Family Station as places are limited and are subject to availability.

For more information on our Easter Weekend family activities, 29 March–1 April, click here - and come and join us for a traditional Easter Egg hunt. Click here to learn more.

*Please note that Sunday 24 March is one of up to 5 Annual Pass Exempt Days per year. On these days, admissions prices will vary, and Annual Passes and any promotional vouchers will not be valid. To see the entry prices for this day, click here.