Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum
Trust Limited
Brooklands Road
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 0QN
England

Website

www.brooklandsmuseum.com/

E-mail

info@brooklandsmuseum.com

Telephone

01932 857381

Fax

01932 855465

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Brooklands was the first purpose-built motor racing circuit in the world in 1907. It was also one of the most prolific aircraft production sites in Europe, with over 18,500 aircraft built or assembled at Brooklands by companies such as Vickers, Hawker, BAC and British Aerospace.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Winter: Mon-Sun 1000-1600
Last Admission 1500

Summer: Mon-Sun 1000-1700
Last Admission 1600

Guided tours may be pre-booked on weekdays, subject to availability. Group visits of 15 - 50 are available.

Please contact: Donna Hopton on e-mail:events@brooklandsmuseum.com

Closed: For a few days after Christmas. See website for details.

Admission charges

Adults £10.00
Students & Senior Citizens £9.00
Children 6-16 £5.50, 5 & under get in FREE
Family ticket £27 (admits 2 adults & 3 children)

From 1st March 2014, our standard admission charges will be:
Adult £11.00
Senior Citizen/Student £10.00
Children (5-16) £6.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £30.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Additional info

Brooklands Museum welcomes people with disabilities. Should you require assistance, please ask a member of staff who will be glad to help.

The Sunbeam Cafe is open all day during normal Museum opening hours. Hot lunches are served and a fine selection of teas and cakes throughout the day.

Our library is open to the public by appointment only.

The 30 acre Museum site displays a wide range of Brooklands- related motoring and aviation exhibits reflecting many great engineering and technological acievements throughout the 20th Century. These range from the 1933, 24-litre Napier-Railton racing car to a Wellington Bomber recovered from Loch Ness; a unique collection of Vickers/BAC-built aircraft and the only Concorde publically accessible in the South East. The Motoring Village also displays Brooklands record braking and Grand Prix cars, racing motorcycles and bicycles.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Sport, Social History, Science and Technology, Personalities, Land Transport, Industry, Fine Art, Design, Costume and Textiles, Aviation, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Flight Ticket Office
  • Barnes Wallis
  • Vickers-Armstrongs
  • Hawker
  • John Cobb
  • Napier-Railton
  • Malcolm Campbell
  • Lorraine-Dietrich
  • Halford Special
  • Grindlay Peerless
  • Ridley Special
  • The Duller/Straight Duesenberg
  • Morgan
  • Merryweather
  • Elva formular Junior
  • Concorde
  • Bentley
  • VC10
  • Vimy
  • Alcock and Brown
  • Sopwith
  • Fernihough
  • Brough Superior
  • Wellington
  • Hurricane
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Classic Breakfast

Brooklands Classic Breakfast

  • 26 October 2014 8-10am

This Year we will be holding three classic breakfasts, Winter (February 16th), Spring (May 18th) and Autumn (October 26th). This is your chance to meet up with like-minded vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, have breakfast and admire the cars and motorbikes on show. The Motoring Village will open at 9.30am and the rest of the Museum will be open as usual from 10am. Subject to weather, Test Hill will be in action after breakfast with a briefing at 10.15am.


Breakfast is served in our Sunbeam Café from 8am - 9.45am and will include tea & coffee, sausage, bacon, scrambled egg, hash brown, tomatoes, beans, toast and butter. Childrens’ breakfasts are three of the above items + toast + drink.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults & Seniors £12, Children (5 - 12yrs) £6, Brooklands Trust Members £9, Brooklands Trust Members’ Children (5 - 12yrs) £4.50. Children under 5 are free unless they are eating breakfast, in which case they pay £6 (or £4.50 for BTM).

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/details/brooklands-winter-classic-breakfast1/

Cyclists tackle Test Hill

The Brooklands Cycle Festival

  • 14 September 2014 10am-5pm

Join us as we celebrate pedal power through the ages at Brooklands Museum.

For children there will be a ‘Decorate Your Bike’ competition - the competition will be held in three age groups: up to 5 years, 5-7 years and 8-11 years, and will be followed by a ride around the Motoring Village to show off your decorated bike. Children will also be able to take part in the popular Scootathon.

On display and in action will be the C5s from C5 Alive, Raleigh Choppers and the Smoothie Bike. In the afternoon there will be ascents up Test Hill.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £11.00. Senior Citizen/Student £10.00. Children (5-16) £6.00. Children under 5 free.

Website

http://bit.ly/1rpH4Hj

Sopwith Camel Engine Run

Brooklands Aviation Day

  • 21 September 2014 10am-5pm

This promises to be a day like no other at the Museum - the emphasis is towards the skies as we dedicate the whole site to Brooklands’ rich and varied connection with all things aviation. As well as flying displays, Helicopter Fly-ins and Aero engine runs, there will be family activities, including pedal-driven planes and rocket and windsock workshops.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £11.00. Senior Citizen/Student £10.00. Children (5-16) £6.00. Children under 5 free.

Website

http://bit.ly/1erYSsY

John Reaks F1 Benetton at Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day 2013

Autumn Motorsport Day

  • 12 October 2014 10am-5pm

Competition cars from all ages will be put through their paces on the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World circuit and later in the day Test Hill will be in action. Expect to see a wide variety of competition cars from Formula 1, F5000 and GTs to touring cars and Group B rally cars. As ever, spectators will have the rare opportunity to see and hear competition cars at close quarters. All competition and classic cars welcome through the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road with public parking in The Heights off Wellington Way.

The timetable will be announced soon so watch this space for updates.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

This is a premium event, so entry charges are £13 for adults, £12 for seniors, £6.50 for children aged 5-16, under 5s free and a family ticket is £34. Tickets for Brooklands Trust Members and members of LBPT are £2.

Website

http://bit.ly/1uWOke0

Torch light tour at Brooklands Museum

Torchlight Tour - Hallowe'en Special

  • 30 October 2014 6-10pm

Your guide will show you the darker side of the museum and unearth some of its eerie past by torchlight! Adult tickets for this Hallowe’en Special are £25 and include a 2 course meal, with tea or coffee (a small bottle of wine may be purchased for an extra £3.95). Tickets for children are £20 (12 – 16 yrs) and include a main meal and a dessert. BTM and their guests are £22 each, BTM children(12-16yrs) are £18.

Dinner is at 6:30pm, the tour commences at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 9:30pm. Tickets MUST be booked in advance using the contact details below.

Please wear sensible shoes, warm clothing and bring your own torch.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • Not suitable for children
  • 16-17

Admission

Adult tickets £25.00. Tickets for children are £20 (12-16 years). BTM and their guests are £22.00 each, BTM children(12-16yrs) are £18.

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/details/torchlight-tour-halloween-special2/

Torchlight Tour

Torchlight Tour

  • 12 November 2014 6-9:30pm
  • 10 December 2014 6-9:30pm
  • 21 January 2015 6-9:30pm
  • 18 February 2015 6-9:30pm

Warm clothes, sensible shoes and a torch are highly recommended as our expert guide leads you through the Motoring Village, Wellington Hangar, Test Hill and the Members’ Banking. Please arrive between 18:00 and 18:30. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Must be pre-booked from Donna Hopton using the contact details below.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • Family friendly

Admission

£15.00 adults/seniors, £13.00 children (12-16 yrs), £12:00 Brooklands Trust Members, £10:00 BTM children. Includes warm soup with a bread roll on arrival.

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/

4x4 track

Military Vehicles Day

  • 16 November 2014 10am-4pm

As well as the spectacular displays in the Paddock and around the site, there will be the chance to see some of these machines put through their paces as they tackle the off-road circuit at Mercedes-Benz World.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Standard prices for entrance/the Concorde experience supplement are:

Adult: £11.00/£4.00.
Child (5-16): £6.00/£2.00.
Under 5s: Free.
Senior: £10.00/£4.00.
Student: £10.00/£4.00.
Family (2+3): £30.00/as above.

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/details/military-vehicles-day1/

Santa on the VC10

  • 6 — 7 December 2014 10am-4pm
  • 13 — 14 December 2014 10am-4pm
  • 20 — 21 December 2014 10am-4pm

For children aged 5-11, normal museum admission of £6.00 is payable + £5 for a visit to Santa (includes a small present). Accompanying adults and seniors pay normal Museum admission. For Children under 5, admission to the Museum is FREE and they can also visit Santa for £5.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly
  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Standard prices for entrance/the Concorde experience supplement are:

Adult: £11.00/£4.00.
Child (5-16): £6.00/£2.00.
Under 5s: Free.
Senior: £10.00/£4.00.
Student: £10.00/£4.00.
Family (2+3): £30.00/as above.

Visit to Santa: extra £5 per child

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/month/2014/12/

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