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Brooklands Blog

19 June 2024

Welcome to the Brooklands Blog, showcasing exciting news and updates from Brooklands Museum, home of the world's first purpose-built race track, Concorde and renowned events.

Please note, the award-winning Napier-Railton is away until Monday 15th July >

We are delighted to display the Ducati Desmosedici GP 03 in our Clubhouse at Brooklands Museum until it's debut at our renowned Motorcycle Day on Sunday 7 July. Enjoy a staggering legacy of motorcycling at Brooklands matched with a vast display of the best of modern motorcycles >

Annual Double 12 Weeknd: 15-16 June: We had a spectacular weekend of vintage car displays, live entertainment and competitions!

Don't miss our June fly-in of 10 aircraft! 29 June from 10.30am >

New Classic Driving Experiences: Drive a variety of iconic cars on our track on 5 July and 9 September. Our first experience last month was enjoyed by enthusiast Francis Bourgeois and car journalist, CallumPreview the video > 

Working Vehicles Day with Bluey is Saturday 20 July > A variety of tractors, cranes and lots of activities for all the family. Quiet Hour available at 9am.

Emergency Services Day with Paw Patrol is Sunday 15 September > Fairground rides, DJ, face painting and children’s activities. Quiet Hour available at 9am. Under 4’s always go free. Lots of visitors spend over four hours with us. Pre-book daily Concorde tours in checkout, subject to availability.

Sky Sports F1 commentator, David Croft, recommends Brooklands and our Concorde Simulator as an 'utterly brilliant day'. Fly the Concorde Simulator with former Chief Concorde Pilot, Mike Bannister. He reviews his simulator experience as 'a must visit' and 'one of a kind in the world'. Explore our Concorde experiences online, including our Concorde Celebration Days on 22 June, 13 July, 24 Aug, 28 Sept and our premium, personal Platinum Simulator Experience with Mike Bannister.

On 6 June, the 1924 Le Mans winning Bentley arrived! The 1924 Le Mans winning Bentley is returning to Le Mans for her centenary celebrations next month. 100 years ago, John Duff drove the Bentley over to Le Mans, starting at Brooklands prior to winning as the first Bentley to win at Le Mans.

The 80th anniversary of D-Day was marked on 6 June with our Brooklands Finest Hour Tour.

Did you see Brooklands Museum highlighted on Good Morning Britain and Lorraine on Tuesday 21 May? Preview presenter Jake Quickenden driving classic cars here.

Our neighbours, Booklands Hotel have announced brand new spa facilities, perfect for making a weekend of it alongside your visit to Brooklands Museum. With a new Himalayan Salt Room, Finnish & infra-red saunas, larger steam room and ice fountain alongside the outdoor hydrotherapy, Sunlight Therapy Room and relaxation area. Take a look >

We are thrilled to announce that the iconic Napier-Railton has won Best Car at Montlhéry, France! The Napier-Railton returns on the 14th May, from the trip celebrating the tracks 100th year anniversary.

We're delighted to announce new children's Concorde t-shirts available for sale in our shop, designed in collaboration with former Pilot Mike Bannister. Mike had drawn this design for his daughter, who is now also a pilot. These are available in blue and pink. Quote from Mike Bannister: I wanted to be a pilot since I was 7 years old. My daughter beat me! It was just 6 years old for her. This drawing amused, thrilled and inspired her. She's now an airline pilot and instructor. She realised her dream.

With weekly events and lots to enjoy, consider membership from £56* for unlimited entry!

Explore the full events calendar online: https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on

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