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.
Torchlight Tour

Torchlight Tour

  • 15 November 2017 6-9:30pm
  • 17 January 2018 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

£18.50 adults/seniors, £15.00 children (12-16 yrs). Includes warm soup with a bread roll on arrival.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on

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)
£3 adults, £2 children

Website

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

John Reaks F1 Benetton at Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day 2013

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

This is a premium event, visit our website for admission prices. Advance tickets will be available soon.

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

4x4 track

Military Vehicles Day

  • 19 November 2017 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

Normal Museum Admission Charges Apply:
Adults £13.50
Seniors & Students £11.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35
Children (5-16) £7
BTM & LBPT members FREE

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/military-vehicles-day

Sopwith camel engine run outside wellington hangar

Brooklands Aviation Day

  • 15 October 2017 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.

The Museum’s aircraft and cockpits will be open for visitors to explore, and outside the Bellman Hangar, there will even be a chance to see and hear some of the early aircraft in action.

Over by the Shell Pagoda youngsters under 5 will be able to ride pedal-driven model aeroplanes and the Museum’s Learning Team will be laying on everything needed in a fantastic aviation themed workshop for youngsters.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

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

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/aviation-day

Torch light tour at Brooklands Museum

Torchlight Tour - Hallowe'en Special

  • 31 October 2017 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.

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).

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/torchlight-tour-halloween-special

Santa on the VC10

  • 2 — 3 December 2017 10am-4pm
  • 9 — 10 December 2017 10am-4pm
  • 16 — 17 December 2017 10am-4pm

For children aged 5-7, normal museum admission of £7.00 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.

Santa must be booked in advance, to pre-book use the contact details below.

Contact: Brooklands Museum events@brooklandsmuseum.com 01932 857381

Suitable for

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

Admission

Standard prices for entrance:

Adults £13.50
Seniors & Students £11.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35
Children (5-16) £7
Under 5s Free
BTM & LBPT members FREE

Visit to Santa: extra £5 per child

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/learning/family-learning/events-and-activities

Classic Cars under Concorde

New Year's Day Classic Car Gathering

  • 1 January 2018 9am-4pm

If you are arriving in a pre-1988 (‘E’-registration or earlier) vintage or classic car, motorcycle or commercial vehicle, or you are part of a pre-booked and pre-paid Club display with a windscreen pass, you should use the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road (B374). Parking for these vehicles will be in and around the Paddock, on the Finishing Straight, Members’ Banking and in an area of The Heights linked to the Museum site (subject to space). We will also have the Vickers Gate open for Brooklands Trust Members arriving in Classics for fast-track entry with access via Brooklands Drive and Mercedes-Benz World.

All other vehicles should use the event Public car park in The Heights off Wellington Way. Please follow event signage on the day and follow instructions from the Brooklands Marshals.

With over 1,000 vehicles expected, live music and a winter barbeque and other additional food outlets, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands to kick start 2018 in style.

Gates open at 9am and the Museum buildings and displays are open from 10am - 4pm; normal Museum admission prices apply.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £13.50
Seniors & Students £11.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35
Children (5-16) £7
BTM & LBPT members FREE

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/new-years-day-classic-gathering

Pedal planes

Mini Aces Under 5s Club

  • 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

Contact
To book email oliviafrench@brooklandsmuseum.com or phone 01932 857381 ext

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Ticket Information
Each session costs £2.00 per child - Adults are free for activity (pay on the day)*
*Normal admission prices apply for entry to museum

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/learning/family-learning/events-and-activities

Saturday Science Workshop

Saturday Science Club: Cars and Robots Workshop V.2

  • 11 November 2017 10am-1pm
  • 13 January 2018 10am-1pm

Keen on robotics and programming? Explore how robotics work and learn how to code with these fun hands on workshops.

Sign up for our Saturday Science workshop, running for two Saturdays from 10.30am – 1pm.

Dates: 11th November 2017 & 13th January 2018 10:00am - 1pm

These workshops will be taught by David Kempton, expert Computer Programmer and STEM Ambassador with Reading University.

Saturday morning workshops suitable for 11-15 year olds, limited to 12 children, so book early to avoid missing out!

To book phone 01932 857381 ext 257 or email oliviafrench@brooklandsmuseum.com

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

Price per child £50 for both workshops (£45 for children whose household has a Family/Club Level Membership).

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/learning/teens/events-and-activites

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

Half Term Family Activities

  • 23 — 27 October 2017

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating (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.

PLUS: Kids tours on Concorde are back, the tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged! Limited tours each day, book early to avoid disappointment.

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/whats-on

Classic Breakfast

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.

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

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on

Brooklands Morgan Day - Morgans on display infront of the Clubhouse

Brooklands Morgan Day

  • 1 October 2017 10am-5pm

Hundreds of Morgans are expected for this annual event. There will be action on Test Hill and club 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

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/brooklands-morgan-day

Buses on display infront of the Clubhouse

London Bus Museum Transportfest

  • 22 October 2017 10am-5pm

Transportfest returns in 2017 with extensive bus displays, including rarely-seen early examples, and smaller displays of taxis, commercials, military & emergency vehicles.

There will be heritage bus trips, horse bus rides (extra charges apply), a large collectors’ market, live music and children’s attractions. This event is not just for transport enthusiasts, but fun for all the family as well

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

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/london-bus-museum-transportfest

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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