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


Pricing for Each Ride (including the Concorde Experience)
£3 adults, £2 children


Pedal planes

Mini Aces Under 5s Club

  • 11 May 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 8 June 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 or phone 01932 857381 ext

Suitable for

  • 0-4


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


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

Half Term Family Activities

  • 30 May — 2 June 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


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)


Classic Breakfast

Brooklands Classic Breakfast

  • 21 May 2017 7:45-9:45am
  • 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


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).


Two red Ferrari parked up outside the ERA Shed

Auto Italia - Italian Car Day

  • 29 April 2017 9am-5pm

This is will be Auto Italia's 32nd Spring gathering - the UK's first and finest all-Italian car event. Expect the site to be bursting with all types of Italian cars (and motorbikes).

Test Hill demonstration will be taking place, in addition to action on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit. In previous years there have been over 200 Ferraris alone! This year there will be just as much to see and do, including many trade and club stands so come early, bring your camera and plan the whole day at Brooklands!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


This is a premium event, and advance tickets will be available from and the Museum Shop in the New Year, with admission charges as follows:
Adults £13 in advance, £16 on the day
Seniors £12 in advance, £15 on the day
Children £5.50 in advance, £6.50 on the day
Family £35 in advance, £40 on the day
BTM & LBM £2 in advance, £5 on the day


Emergency Services

Emergency Services Day

  • 1 May 2017 10am-5pm

Every conceivable vehicle and pieces of apparatus used in the emergency services will grace the Museum site in an impressive line-up of display vehicles.

This event continues to grow in popularity and presents an exciting but safe environment for you to witness the serious nature of what men and women do all over the country every day to make our world safe and save lives. Get up close to the forces and chat to experts about their particular field.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


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)


1940s market at Brooklands

The 1940s Relived

  • 13 May 2017 10am-10pm

Stock up on vintage gear at our extensive vintage market, featuring some of the best vintage sellers around, providing everything from hats, suits and shoes to accessories, books and original memorabilia.

Around the site you will find all the usual Museum exhibits, but you will never know what is around the next corner - you may find the Home Guard on parade or manning the Pill Box, an RAF Fighter Command Control Centre or US airborne troops carrying out demonstrations of infantry weapons and fire power.

If all this activity gets a bit much head down to the street party, which, by popular demand, is back in the marquee behind the Motoring Sheds, where you will be able to refresh yourself with some food and drink, listen to live music, take part in a dance lesson, or put your Jive, Jitterbug and Lindy Hop into practice.

Music and entertainment will continue on until 10pm, so stick around all day or just come along in the evening to enjoy Brooklands Museum after dark.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


This is a premium events with prices as follows:
Adults £13 (£11 in advance)
Seniors & Students £12 (£10 in advance)
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £34 (£30 in advance)
Children £6.50 (£6 in advance)

Tickets will be available from and the Museum Shop


Pre-war car racing up Test Hill

The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival

  • 17 — 18 June 2017 10am-5pm

The annual Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival returns on the 17th & 18th of June 2016, with a full weekend of Motorsport action, this year celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Opening of the Brooklands Race Track.

Organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, the event celebrates Brooklands' rich motoring history, and is always held on the weekend closest to the Anniversary of the original opening of the Brooklands race track in 1907.

The two-day extravaganza features Speed Trials, Driving Tests and the prestigious Double Twelve Concours.

As well as the main competitions, the Test Hill Challenge will also take place on both days. This will involve everything from bicycles and motorcycles to giant pre-war racing cars and running races for energetic children up the punishing 352ft (107m) concrete slope.

With family entertainment once again planned throughout the site and lots more attractions to be announced, this is a weekend for everyone!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


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)


Brooklands Museum
Trust Limited
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QN




01932 857381


01932 855465

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