Please note Discovery is currently closed due to flood damage. This is our interactive gallery that makes learning about science fun. You can power a train by hand, build a bridge to stand on, experiment with light, sound and magnets, make a ball fly in the air and much more.
Discovery reinforces many science topics in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 & 2 and schools booking a visit to Brooklands may include a session in Discovery at no extra charge. Discovery is open to families and other visitors when not being used by schools. Opening times are 11am until 4pm every day.
Volunteer opportunities in Discovery
We are always on the look out for Volunteer Explainers in Discovery - these are stewards who help visitors to interact with the exhibits and understand the scientific concepts behind them. For young people, acting as an Explainer time in Discovery can count towards the Service Section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
The exhibits experience a large amount of wear and tear from visitors and as a result need regular maintenance. Most of this is done by Volunteers and varies from repainting and fitting electric motors to changing bulbs.