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)
£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

Supercars on the Mercedes-Benz World track

Supercar Day

  • 16 July 2017 10am-5pm

Building on the success of last year’s Supercar day, this all-marques event will feature demonstrations on the Mercedes-Benz World track and Test Hill of exotic and exclusive modern and classic cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguars, top end Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins, Bugattis, Rolls Royces, Porsches and Bentleys. A unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy supercars at close quarters.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

This is a premium event with entry charges as follows:

Adults £13

Seniors & Students £12

Children (5-16 inc.) £7

Family £34

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Jumble stall and classic cars in background

RetroJumble & Classic Car Show

  • 23 July 2017 10am-5pm

The BTM Retro Jumble returns, with over 60 stands selling everything from vintage clothing to motoring memorabilia and car boot jumbles. Alongside the RetroJumble, the BTM Classic Car Show fills the Museum site with classic and vintage vehicles of all ages.

The classic car show is open to anyone with a classic, vintage or veteran vehicle and there is discounted Museum entry for advance booking with a classic vehicle. (Brooklands Trust Members free). Car clubs are welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

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)

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Red car racing up test Hill

Brooklands Reunion

  • 16 July 2017 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://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Pedal planes

Mini Aces Under 5s Club

  • 13 July 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 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

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

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

Saturday Science Club Airfoils on Ipads

Saturday Science Club: Build it at Brooklands

  • 1 July 2017 10:30am-1pm

These workshops use Brooklands as a backdrop to discover more about some of the pioneers of the 20th Century and the science behind what they built. We will be building and testing structures inspired by the Vickers Wellington and Members Bridge as well as exploring simple machines and the important role they play in construction.

Each session will involve fun, hands-on experiments to inspire new inventions. Suitable for 10-14 year olds, limited to 12 children.

Dates:
20th May: Built for Speed
24th June: Winging it
1st July: Marvellous machines

Visit our website for more details on all the workshops.

Suitable for

  • 11-13

Admission

Price:
Price per workshop: £27.50 per child (£25 for children whose household has a Family/Club Level Membership)

Website

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

Motorcycles queuing for Test Hill

The Brooklands Motorcycle Show

  • 2 July 2017 10am-5pm

Join us as we celebrate a staggering legacy of motorcycling at Brooklands matched with the best of today’s bikes and super-machines. Motorcycle enthusiasts, no matter what they ride or from what era, all are welcome to come and enjoy the spectacle.

The event will showcase some of the historic bikes in the Museum collection, many of which will be demonstrated by the Brooklands Motorcycle Team.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission: Adult £11.00, Child (5-16) £6.00, Under 5s Free, Senior/Student £10.00, Family (2 adults and up to three children) £30

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

family take a car ride up Test Hill

School Summer Holiday Family Activities

  • 24 — 28 July 2017
  • 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.

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)

Website

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/your-visit/whats-on/

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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