Due to open October 2017
Part of Re-Engineering Brooklands, the Bellman Hangar will be redesigned as an authentic ‘Aircraft Factory’, harking back to the Hangar’s original use as a manufacturing building. Exhibitions will explore the history of aircraft manufacture - from the pioneering early aeroplanes of wood and fabric, to the supersonic airliner and the technologies of the future.
The Factory Floor will evoke an authentic factory atmosphere and be full of activities, enabling visitors to try out aircraft-building skills for themselves, drawing on the Brooklands spirit of experimentation and creating a learning experience that will be unique in the UK. The centrepiece will be the Loch Ness Wellington, with additional areas focussing on the factory floor in early and later years, life for the factory employees away from work, and displays on the development of Wings, Fuselages and Propulsion.