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

Museum Admission*
Adult £17.95
Senior Citizen/Student £16.95
Children (5-16) £9.95
Children under 5 FREE
Family 1 Adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 Adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

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.
John Reaks F1 Benetton at Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day 2013

Autumn Motorsport Day

  • 11 October 2020 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 additional admission applies. Discount advance tickets available from the Museum website.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/autumn-motorsport-day

4x4 track

Military Vehicles Day

  • 15 November 2020 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

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/military-vehicles-day

Supercars on the Mercedes-Benz World track

Supercar Day

  • 19 July 2020 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, advance tickets are available from the Museum website and shop.

Website

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

Jumble stall and classic cars in background

RetroJumble & Classic Car Show

  • 26 July 2020 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

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com

Red car racing up test Hill

Brooklands Relived

  • 9 August 2020 10am-5pm

Capturing the atmosphere of a Brooklands race day, the new style Brooklands Relived sees us take a step back in time to the heyday of the track.

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 ascents, "Race Starts" on the restored Finishing Straight, Aircraft Fly-ins and demonstration laps around the Mercedes Benz World circuit.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

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

Easter Holiday Fun: Ready to Race

  • 6 — 9 April 2020
  • 14 — 17 April 2020

This Easter get your overalls on and step into one of our workshops as we explore the science behind speed.

Join the pit-crew for a fun and hands-on session and have a go at getting a car ready to race at Brooklands.

We’ll also be running our Easter Egg trail, car rides (subject to weather, car rides are unable to run if the track is wet or slippery), pedal planes, Concorde Mini Tours and London Bus Museum will be operating bus trips around the local area.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/your-visit/easter-holiday-family-fun

MG cars on parade at Mercedes-Benz World

MG and British Marques Day

  • 19 April 2020 10am-5pm

Celebrate the best of British manufacturing at our all marque event. Alongside the special MG displays there will be a whole host of British built vehicles, from the pre-war Alvis, Norton and Sunbeam right through to the latest Jaguar model.

There will be action on Test Hill, Cavalcade at Mercedes-Benz World, club displays around the site and traditional British fare in the Café.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/MG-and-British-Marques-Day

Buses lined up on Finishing straight

London Bus Museum Spring Gathering

  • 5 April 2020 10am-5pm

The show is expected to attract up to 200 visiting buses and coaches, old and new, from London and all over the UK. There will be heritage bus trips, a huge selection of stalls and collectors market and, subject to operational conditions, visitors will be able to experience a ride on a horse bus.

All the Brooklands Museum attractions and displays will be open including cars, motor bikes, bicycles and aircraft.

Visitor parking will be in The Heights off Wellington Way - please follow event signage on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

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

Two red Ferrari parked up outside the ERA Shed

Auto Italia - Italian Car Day

  • 2 May 2020 8:30am-5pm

Test Hill demonstration will be taking place, in addition to the 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

Admission

Discount Advance Tickets
Adult £20.70 (£18.80)

Senior (65+)/Student £19.60 (£17.80)

Children (5-16, Under 5s FREE) £9.85 (£8.95)

Family 1 adult £31.75 (£28.75)

Family 2 adults £52.55 (£47.55)

Brooklands Members £2.50

*Includes a voluntary donation, prices without a donation are shown in brackets.

Advance tickets are available from the Museum website and shop.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/auto-italia-italian-car-day

Emergency Services

Emergency Services Day

  • 20 September 2020 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

Admission

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/emergency-services-day

1940s market at Brooklands

Brooklands Vintage Festival

  • 16 May 2020 10am-8pm

This is a chance to put your hair up, grab your best period outfit and lace up the dance shoes.

Stock up on vintage gear at our extensive vintage trade village, featuring some of the best vintage sellers around, providing everything from original and reproduction clothing, shoes, accessories, books, home wares and original memorabilia.

The Brooklands airstrip will be open for Vintage Aircraft Fly-ins, get a spectacular view of them landing before heading on to the strip to meet the pilots*.

If all this activity gets a bit much head into the Dance 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 FREE dance lesson.

On the Jackson Shed lawn, there will be vintage games which the whole family can have a go at, including hopscotch, skittles, skipping ropes and noughts and crosses.

Experience wartime Brooklands – Explore the air raid shelters, hear the stories and meet the heroes of land and sky.

All the usual Museum exhibits will be open but on this day, the site will be filled with periods vehicle displays, buses and re-enactment groups. Everyone is welcome, vintage attire is not compulsory and you may even find what you're looking for in the trade village to complete your look.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Discount Advance Tickets
Adult £20.70 (£18.80)

Senior (65+)/Student £19.60 (£17.80)

Children (5-16, Under 5s FREE) £9.85 (£8.95)

Family 1 adult £31.75 (£28.75)

Family 2 adults £52.55 (£47.55)

*Includes a voluntary donation, prices without a donation are shown in brackets.
Tickets will be available from http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com and the Museum Shop

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/brooklands-vintage-festival

Motorcycles queuing for Test Hill

The Brooklands Motorcycle Show

  • 5 July 2020 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

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

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

Buses on display infront of the Clubhouse

London Bus Museum Transportfest

  • 18 October 2020 10am-5pm

Transportfest rwith 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

On the day
Adult £17.95
Senior (65+)/Student £16.95
Child (5-16, under 5 FREE) £9.95
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £29.00
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £46.95

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Website

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

Brooklands Museum
Trust Limited
Brooklands Road
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 0QN
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

http://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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