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 £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (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

  • 14 October 2018 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://bit.ly/BMmotorsportday

4x4 track

Military Vehicles Day

  • 18 November 2018 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

Supercars on the Mercedes-Benz World track

Supercar Day

  • 28 July 2018 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 prices as follows:
Advance/On the Day
Adults £13.50/£15
Seniors/Students £11.50/£13
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35/£40
Children (5-16) £7/£8

Advance tickets will be available from the Museum website and shop soon.

Website

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

Sopwith camel engine run outside wellington hangar

Brooklands Aviation Day

  • 16 September 2018 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 £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Jumble stall and classic cars in background

RetroJumble & Classic Car Show

  • 22 July 2018 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

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/btm/member-events/btm-classic-car-show-retrojumble

Red car racing up test Hill

Brooklands Reunion

  • 12 August 2018 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
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Sopwith Camel Engine Run

Brooklands Great War 100

  • 30 September 2018 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Pedal planes

Mini Aces Under 5s Club

  • 12 July 2018 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 13 September 2018 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 11 October 2018 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 8 November 2018 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 13 December 2018 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
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

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

  • 4 November 2018 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

This is a premium event with prices as follows:
Adults £14.50
Children (5-16) £7
BTM & LBPT members £10
BTM Children (5-16) £5.50
Under 5s Free (Child price applies if they are eating breakfast)
All prices include breakfast and entry into the Museum.

Website

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

Motorcycles queuing for Test Hill

The Brooklands Motorcycle Show

  • 1 July 2018 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
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

family take a car ride up Test Hill

School Summer Holiday Family Activities

  • 30 July — 3 August 2018
  • 6 — 10 August 2018
  • 13 — 17 August 2018
  • 20 — 24 August 2018

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

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

http://bit.ly/BMsummerfun

Brooklands Morgan Day - Morgans on display infront of the Clubhouse

Brooklands Morgan Day

  • 7 October 2018 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 £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (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

  • 21 October 2018 10am-5pm

Transportfest returns in 2018 with extensive bus displays, including rarely-seen early examples, and smaller displays of taxis, commercials, military & emergency vehicles.

There will be heritage bus trips, 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
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

No Sound Ever Dies

Brooklands in Sound: The Festival

  • 14 July 2018 5:30-8pm

On Saturday 14 July 2018, Surrey Arts will be premiering their new commissioned work No Sound Ever Dies at Brooklands in Sound, an evening festival of music, poetry and sound.

The Museum will come alive to the sound of live music performed by choirs, bands and ensembles embedded within garages, on balconies and among the exhibits across the Brooklands Museum site.

Featuring a cast of 1,000 musicians, singers and dancers, the evening will culminate in the exciting 45 minute commissioned premier performance No Sound Ever Dies by composer Joanna Lee and librettist Stephen Plaice, which tells the story of motoring pioneers and Brooklands heroes Percy Lambert and Kay Petre.

A sound piece called Learning to Fly by sound artist and musician Graham Dowdall will be installed in the spectacular newly restored Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed.


Ticket Information
Adults £14
Seniors & Students £12.00
Children (5-16) £9
Under 5s FREE
Tickets will be available soon

Further information from www.surreymusichub.com/brooklandsinsound
Brooklands Museum 01932 857381 ext 253 events@brooklandsmuseum.com
Admission Policy
Assistance dogs only are admitted on site. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Road
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 0QN

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/brooklands-in-sound-the-festival

Model pigs in colourful wellington boots

Contemporary Craft & Design Fair

  • 17 — 19 August 2018

Craft in Focus events have earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftsmen for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design. Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK. Textiles, paintings, furniture, metal, leather, ceramics, jewellery, glass, fashion and more.

The Craft Fair will take place within the historic Brooklands site. Normal Museum admission applies and allows access to both the Craft Fair and Museum exhibitions (additional charges apply for Concorde and the 4D Theatre). Last entry one hour before closing.

Getting Here
Friday 17th: Parking for visitors will be in the Museum’s Visitor Car Park reached via Mercedes-Benz World with additional parking in the Brooklands Community Park via Wellington Way, with a Park and Ride service provided by London Bus Museum. Please follow event signage on the day.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th: Parking for visitors will be in The Heights off Wellington Way. Please look out for event signage on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £13.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.50
Children (5-16) £7.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/contemporary-craft-design-fair

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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