Brooklands Museum Trust Limited
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.
Museum, Transport heritage site, Heritage site
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Closed: For a few days after Christmas. See website for details.
Students & Senior Citizens £9.00
Children 6-16 £5.50, 5 & under get in FREE
Family ticket £27 (admits 2 adults & 3 children)
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.
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
- John Cobb
- Malcolm Campbell
- Halford Special
- Grindlay Peerless
- Ridley Special
- The Duller/Straight Duesenberg
- Elva formular Junior
- Alcock and Brown
- Brough Superior
Half Term Family Activities
On weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays) during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team.
Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances or try out our Art Workshop ‘The Ascot of Motorsport’ - join us as we look back at the glamour of the Brooklands Racing Circuit and dress to impress! Taking inspiration from pictures hidden in our archives, design your own outfit to wear to the races or try out different looks at our dressing up station.
Sessions will run today from 11am-12 noon and from 2pm-3pm. All materials will be provided.
- Any age
Standard prices for entrance/the Concorde experience supplement are:
Child (5-16): £5.50/£2.00.
Under 5s: Free.
Family (2+3): £27.00/as above.
The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival
Once again expected to be the biggest motoring competition held at Brooklands since 1939, it is being organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club and held on the weekend closest to the Anniversary of its original opening date of 17th June 1907.
This year the structure of the competitions is changing to encourage entrants to enjoy a full weekend of motoring competition; there will be three stand-alone events:
The Double Twelve Speed Trials on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit on Saturday 15th June
The Double Twelve Concours held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June
The Double Twelve Driving Tests on Sunday 16th June
Each event will have its own class and overall winners, but to achieve a Brooklands Double Twelve award, an entrant must compete in any two of the three events and the combined scores of these two events will decide their Double Twelve placing.
As well as the main competitions, the Test Hill Challenge will also take place on Saturday. This will involve everything from Sinclair C5s, bicycles and motorcycles to giant pre-war racing cars and running races for energetic children up the punishing 352ft (107m) concrete slope. Some vehicles may even head down the Hill in a test of their brakes.
With family entertainment once again planned throughout the site and lots more attractions to be announced, this is a weekend for everyone!
- Any age
Advance ticket prices for 2013 are:
Adults - £12
Children (aged 5-16 inc.) - £5
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £30
BTM adults - £2
Under 5s free
Advance tickets are available online now at http://www.brooklandsmuseumshop.com, apart from BTM advance adult tickets, which are available through the Museum Shop.
Ticket prices on the day:
Adults - £15
Children (aged 5-16 inc.) - £6
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £37
BTM adults - £5
Under 5s free