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, Industrial 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.
Closed: For a few days after Christmas. See website for details.
Senior Citizen/Student £10.00
Children (5-16) £6.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £30.00 (2 adults & up to 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
The 4D Theatre
- 2 September 2014 — 31 December 2018 *on now
The Napier-Railton Race Experience
Just as John Cobb and Sir Malcolm Campbell did in the 1930s, you can now see, hear, feel and even smell what it would have been like to race around the concrete banked circuit in a pre-War racing car. With exclusive access to the track at Montlhéry just outside Paris, this was the ideal choice for filming the action sequences as it remains the closest in structure to the original Brooklands circuit. Together with the team at Metropolis Entertainments it was clear that we had to create the pits and crowds to complete the effect of a 1930s race so a call out for re-enactors in period dress, cars, mechanics and officials was put out through the Museum’s social media channels and its own Membership. Running time approximately 8 mins.
Red Arrows in 3D
Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows during one of its sensational aerobatic displays in ‘Red Arrows 3D’. With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it is like in the cockpit as the ‘Reds’ fly in amazing close formation and solo manoeuvres. Running time 7 mins.
A lap of Le Mans in Mike Hawthorn’s Jaguar
British Racing legend Mike Hawthorn is your driver as you take a lap with him in his Jaguar D-type around the circuit at Le Mans. What makes this a unique experience is that you are seeing the actual film and commentary made by Mike at the track on a blistering sunny day in 1956. With an introduction from Tiff Needell who reveals the original car he drove in, this time piece is a gem that will make you believe that you were there. Running time approximately 7 mins.
Height and other restrictions apply to this ride. You need to be 3ft 6inches or 107.2cm to take part.
- Family friendly
Pricing for Each Ride (including the Concorde Experience)
£3 adults, £2 children
Autumn Motorsport Day
- 8 October 2017 10am-5pm
Now a firm fixture in the motoring calendar, visitors to Autumn Motorsport Day get a double helping of action.
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.
- Any age
- Family friendly
This is a premium event, visit our website for admission prices. Advance tickets will be available soon.
Mini Aces Under 5s Club
- 14 September 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
- 12 October 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
- 9 November 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
- 14 December 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
Two 45 minute sessions run from 10.30-11.15 and 11.30-12.15 in the Art gallery (next to the Sunbeam cafe)
Mini Aces club brings the Museum to life through stories, craft, song and dance. With a focus on different objects, stories and exhibits each month, children will discover the treasures we have in our collection and build self-confidence in a new and exciting environment.
Please book in advance, sessions are limited to 10 children max
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01932 857381 ext
Each session costs £2.00 per child - Adults are free for activity (pay on the day)*
*Normal admission prices apply for entry to museum
Brooklands Classic Breakfast
- 29 October 2017 7:45-9:45am
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 9.00am 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.
It will be first come, first served, so arrive early enough in your classic and you will be able to park in the Paddock, with lots more parking just outside the Paddock. All cars are welcome to park on site until 9:30am, after which normal visitor car parking can be used.
Breakfast will be served in our Sunbeam Café AND the Napier Room from 8am - 9.45am Last tickets for the breakfast are sold on the gate at 9:30.
All cars for the Breakfast are welcome to enter the Museum via the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road.
All prices include breakfast and entry into the Museum.
- Any age
- Family friendly
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).
School Summer Holiday Family Activities
- 24 — 28 July 2017 *on now
- 31 July — 4 August 2017
- 7 — 11 August 2017
- 14 — 18 August 2017
- 21 — 25 August 2017
Monday - Thursday this summer holiday (from 24th July – 24th August) our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm (subject to weather). For a requested donation of £1, take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill and along the Members’ Banking of the old Brooklands Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team.
Every weekday we will be running fun family workshops, Bertie bear will be making appearances and London Bus Museum will be operating their Bus trips. Plus - Kids Tours on Concorde are back, full details on our website.
- Any age
- Family friendly
- Especially for children
Admission 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)