Brooklands Museum

Overview

Brooklands is unique. As the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907, it was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.

The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.

Inside the Bellman Hangar, we have created the Brooklands Aircraft Factory, where visitors can try out aircraft-building skills for themselves, see the Loch Ness Wellington and experience the factory atmosphere.

Brooklands hold a wide range of special events, mainly on weekends and during school holidays. These include car club visits (often with Test Hill in action), Auto Italia Italian Car Day, The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival, aviation events and car rides on weekdays during school holidays.

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 in our new 'Napier-railton Race Experience'.

 

Events (6)

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Brooklands Relived

9th August 2020

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American Day

6th September 2020

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Emergency Services Day

20th September 2020

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Autumn Motorsport Day

11th October 2020

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London Bus Museum TransportFest

18th October 2020

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Military Vehicles Day

15th November 2020

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