Brooklands Museum

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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, Industrial 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.

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

Admission charges

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.
4D Theatre poster

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.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Family friendly

Admission

Pricing for Each Ride (including the Concorde Experience)
£5 adults, £3 children
BTM adults £4 children £2 (weekdays and weekends, no additional discounts)

JOINT TICKET OFFER!
On weekdays ONLY (excl. Bank Holidays) we offer a combined ticket - for two or more Experiences (incl. Concorde) adults pay £4 per ride and children pay £2 per ride.

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/your-visit/4d-theatre/

John Reaks F1 Benetton at Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day 2013

Autumn Motorsport Day

  • 11 October 2015 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.

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/BMAMD2015

4x4 track

Military Vehicles Day

  • 15 November 2015 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://bit.ly/BMMiltary2015

Classic Breakfast

Brooklands Classic Breakfast

  • 25 October 2015 8-9:30am

Join us at our Sunday morning Breakfast Club. This Year we will be holding three Classic Breakfasts, Winter (February 15th), Spring (May 17th) and Autumn (October 25th).

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 Vickers Suite 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

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-breakfast2/

Vintage car ride on the Members' Banking of the old race track

Half Term Family Activities

  • 26 — 30 October 2015

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-3.30pm (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. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.

Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances, pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our Family Workshop.

Suitable for

  • 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)

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

family take a car ride up Test Hill

School Summer Holiday Family Activities

  • 3 — 7 August 2015 *on now
  • 10 — 14 August 2015
  • 17 — 21 August 2015
  • 24 — 28 August 2015

Monday - Thursday this summer holiday (from 27th July – 28th 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.

Look out for Bertie the Brooklands Bear, who will be making guest appearances, pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our family workshop.

Family Workshop schedule:
27 - 31 July - Biplane Gliders
3 - 7 August - Peg Cars
10 - 14 August - Paper Helicopters
17 - 21 August - Mousetronauts
24 - 28 August - Magnetic Racers

Workshop sessions run from 11.00am to 12.30pm and from 1.00pm to 3.30pm, all materials will be supplied. No extra charges or booking apply – just turn up.

Children visiting this Summer Holiday can also enter our Young Photographer Competition. This year we’re calling for photographers aged 16 or under to explore the Big Draw theme 'Every picture tells a story'. During the summer holidays (until 31 August) capture the stories you see at Brooklands Museum and submit the photos to our Young Photographer Competition.
Full details on our website here:
www.brooklandsmuseum.com/photocomp2015

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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)

Red car racing up test Hill

Brooklands Reunion

  • 16 August 2015 10am-5pm

Capturing the atmosphere of Club meetings in the 1930s, the new style Brooklands Reunion sees us remember the final race meetings held at Brooklands before the outbreak of WW2.

The site will be filled with the actual cars, motorcycles and bicycles that raced here from 1907-1939. We will also be welcoming other pre-War vehicles, which will be parked up, as spectators’ vehicles would have been on race days.

There will be plenty of action on site as well, including Test Hill demonstrations, with sessions for cars and motorcycles and a cavalcade on the Mercedes-Benz World track.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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)

Website

http://bit.ly/BMReunion2015

Sopwith camel engine run outside wellington hangar

Brooklands Aviation Day

  • 20 September 2015 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.

On site will be many aviation clubs and organisations, family activities and flying displays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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)

Website

http://bit.ly/BMAviationDay2015

Edwardian motorcars on the Mercedes-Benz World track

Brooklands Great War 100

  • 27 September 2015 10am-5pm

For this special event we will be gathering automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial vehicles, buses and aircraft from the period up to 1919.

More details to be announced soon!

Suitable for

  • Any age

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)

Website

http://bit.ly/BMGreatWar1002015

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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