FEB 01] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Scrap Lures Visitors To Museum
Museum of British Road transport is celebrating one of its busiest
February half terms ever, attracting nearly 5,000 visitors.
including a race to build a car out of rubbish helped bring children
into the museum in Hale Street throughout the week.
THE WINNING DESIGN
BY POST-GRADUATES FROM COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
than 1,000 people came to see the teams battle it out in the Scrapheap
winners of the TV series, the Megalomaniacs, from Nuneaton, were on
hand to judge. A team of post-graduates from Coventry University won,
and the event attracted television coverage.
2,000 children visited the museum during the week to take part in a
range of activities including building models from scrap and face
museum staff said they were thrilled that so many of the visitors had
already been to see the collection before.
officer Lucy Rumble said:
are particularly delighted the so many of last week’s visitors had
been to the museum before.
put a lot of effort into talking to our visitors to find out what
they want from the museum and the fact that they keep coming back
shows that we are creating the type of museum they want.
ongoing work on displays means that there are always new things to
week’s visitors were enthralled with our new Icons gallery, and
next week a re going to start further consultation on it to support
our exciting new developments.”