Useful Information


Contact details

Education enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1963 442 797

Fax: +44 (0)1963 441 004


Main Switchboard

Tel: +44 (0)1963 440 804


Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH.

Stage 3 and 4 and Higher Education

Design and Technology


This programme does not attempt to cover the Design and Technology syllabi, but instead aims to raise a number of design issues using vehicle design as an illustration. Students engage in discussions of the implications of the elements of design, observing and comparing design changes with time.


National Curriculum relevance

Design, Technology and History



The issues which may be considered during your visit would include; the transfer of technology and design from one industry to another, design parameters imposed by marketing constraints, the psychologist’s role in the design of the motor car, the use of colour shape and form. The programme begins with an introductory talk in the Museum classroom. The guided talk which follows will cover all of the above using the museum exhibits as a resource to reinforce the concepts discussed. After lunch there will be an opportunity for individual study of the exhibits, group leader initiated projects, or preparation of any worksheet activities. The use of cameras is encouraged. If you feel that a ride in the museum’s vehicles would be helpful then this can be arranged.


For further information please download the Education Pack or contact the museum on +44 (0)1963 442797.