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Leaving a Legacy at Brooklands

Since 1907 extraordinary people have been making their mark at Brooklands in the fields of Motorsport, Aviation and Engineering. Names like Avro, Sopwith, Hawker, Vickers, Campbell, Cobb, Railton and Barnes Wallis left legacies that still resonate today, representing the pioneering spirit, innovation and craft that made Brooklands renowned in the UK and across the world.

Today, Brooklands Museum celebrates these pioneers and their achievements, keeping alive the Spirit of Brooklands and the ground-breaking feats of technological advancement that took place in a small corner of Surrey that was to influence the world. By using their stories we help our visitors understand a cornerstone of Britain’s 20th century industrial heritage, and we aim to inspire the next generation of engineering pioneers to pick up the mantle and maintain the UK’s tradition of aeronautical and motorsport engineering excellence.

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As well as a popular Museum, open for over 360 days every year, we run events that celebrate our history as the world’s first purpose-built motorsport circuit and one of the most productive aviation manufacturing sites anywhere in the world. Through a thriving learning programme we provide opportunities for children, students and older learners to discover more about the stories behind Brooklands and how the pioneering engineering and ingenuity that drove all the achievements that happened here still resonate in today’s world.

Brooklands Museum receives no core funding from national or local government and depends solely upon income from our visitors and the generosity of our supporters and sponsors to fund our ongoing programme of events and education programmes as well as the restoration and interpretation of our objects and site. If you have been inspired by the pioneers of Brooklands and the legacies they have left, you might consider including a gift to Brooklands Museum in your Will.


How to Help

If you would like to add a pledge to your existing Will you only need to add a codicil in favour of Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd. Please contact us if you would like us to send you a codicil form or alternatively click the download link below. If you don’t have a Will, now could be a good time to consider making one. It is the only way to ensure that your treasured possessions are distributed in accordance with your wishes while protecting your family and friends. Although it is possible to write a Will by yourself, it is advisable to use a solicitor as there are various legal formalities you need to follow to make sure that your Will is valid. You may also need legal advice for more complicated matters. A solicitor can also advise you about how Inheritance Tax affects you.

For further information, please contact David Nagle, Development Director on 01932 857 381 or email davidnagle@brooklandsmuseum.com All conversations will be treated with confidentiality, sensitivity and discretion.