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 £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

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.
Sopwith camel engine run outside wellington hangar

Brooklands Aviation Day

  • 22 September 2019 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 £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

John Reaks F1 Benetton at Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day 2013

Autumn Motorsport Day

  • 13 October 2019 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 with prices as follows:
Advance/On the Day
Adults £15/£17
Seniors/Students £14/£16
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £39/£44
Children (5-16) £8/£9
BTM & LBPT £2.50 on the day

Website

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

4x4 track

Military Vehicles Day

  • 17 November 2019 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:
Adult £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Supercars on the Mercedes-Benz World track

Supercar Day

  • 14 July 2019 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 £15/£17
Seniors/Students £14/£16
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £39/£44
Children (5-16) £8/£9
BTM & LBPT £2.50 on the day

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

  • 21 July 2019 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 £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (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 Relived

  • 11 August 2019 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

Adult £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Pre-war car racing up Test Hill

The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival

  • 15 — 16 June 2019 10am-5pm

The annual Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival returns on the 15th & 16th of June 2019, 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

Admission

Adult £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/the-brooklands-double-twelve-motorsport-festival

Motorcycles queuing for Test Hill

The Brooklands Motorcycle Show

  • 30 June 2019 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 £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Buses on display infront of the Clubhouse

London Bus Museum Transportfest

  • 20 October 2019 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 £14.50
Senior Citizen/Student £13.50
Children (5-16) £8.00
Children under 5 FREE
Family ticket £38.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Website

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

Pedal planes

Mini Aces Under 5s Club

  • 13 June 2019 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 11 July 2019 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 12 September 2019 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 10 October 2019 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 14 November 2019 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 12 December 2019 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 lward@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

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

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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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