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
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 Napier-Railton Race Experience
- 2 September 2014 — 31 December 2018 *on now
Visitors to the Museum can now take their seats for the ride of their life in a brand new, state-of-the-art 4D Theatre. 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.
The 4D Theatre Napier-Railton Race Experience is open daily. Supplement charge:
Adults £5, Children £3
Tickets can be bought on site.
- 10 December 2014 6-9:30pm
- 21 January 2015 6-9:30pm
- 18 February 2015 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.
- Family friendly
£15.00 adults/seniors, £13.00 children (12-16 yrs), £12:00 Brooklands Trust Members, £10:00 BTM children. Includes warm soup with a bread roll on arrival.
Santa on the VC10
- 6 — 7 December 2014 10am-4pm
- 13 — 14 December 2014 10am-4pm
- 20 — 21 December 2014 10am-4pm
For children aged 5-11, normal museum admission of £6.00 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.
- Especially for children
- Family friendly
Standard prices for entrance/the Concorde experience supplement are:
Child (5-16): £6.00/£2.00.
Under 5s: Free.
Family (2+3): £30.00/as above.
Visit to Santa: extra £5 per child