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
Brooklands Great War 100
- 25 September 2016 10am-5pm
Join us as we mark the centenary of World War One, with a special event encompassing the many aspects of Brooklands’ involvement in the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
For this special event we will be gathering automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial vehicles, buses and aircraft from the period up to 1919.
- Any age
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)