Build a Model T Ford

Start your engine and build your own Model T Ford at home!

Download the Make a Model T Ford at home template and instructions, collect your materials, watch the video below and you will be ready to start your engine and go!  

History of the Model T Ford

The Model T Ford was not the first car ever built but it was the most important car of the early 20th century. 

The creator of this model was Henry Ford who revolutionised mass production with moving assembly lines and the standardisation of parts.
His purpose for the Model T Ford was to provide affordable cars for the everyone, as before this cars had been hand crafted for the wealthy. 

Over 15 million were made and by the 1920s, every second car on the world’s roads was a Model T Ford.

See and hear more about the Model T Ford from our Curator David Hampton

Are we there yet?

Find out more about our transport program 'Are we there yet?' where students will ‘journey’ through the city by steam locomotive, tram, ship and car to explore Newcastle transport throughout different periods of time.