Explore the historic site which brings to life Brooklands' unique past, through our collection of motor vehicles, aircraft, landmarks and exhibition spaces.
The cluster of sheds around the Paddock was a busy focal point for all those who helped to make motor racing possible. It accommodated a community of drivers, engineers, tuners, mechanics and other racing specialists.
There was always work going on here, even on non-race days. Anyone not on official business was strictly forbidden access. Many of the surviving original buildings have been restored and used to tell the story of Brooklands’ racing and record-breaking history.
Club House And Paddock
The green-domed Clubhouse was built in 1907 to accommodate the race track officials such as stewards, the Clerk of the Scales and the Clerk of the Course. Enjoy the period atmosphere and the evocative room settings including the Ladies’ Reading Room, the Clerk of the Course’s Office, and Art Gallery.
See the displays, exhibits and collections of memorabilia throughout the ground floor of the 1907 Clubhouse.
Originally constructed in 1907, the Brooklands race track was the ‘Ascot of Motorsport’ in its heyday. The outer circuit was 2 ¾ miles long, 100ft wide, with two long straights joined by two sections of the banked curve up to 30ft high.
Today only sections of the race track survive. At the Museum, visitors can walk on the lowest section of the race track, following in the tyre tracks of the motorsport greats, such John Cobb, Malcolm Campbell, Kay Petre, Noel Pope and the Bentley Boys. Keep reading to find out about the remaining sections that can be explored on the Museum’s 32- acre site.
Step in to Factory Square, the hub of British ingenuity, and see spectacular engineering feats brought to life.
Enter one of the original Brooklands Aircraft Factorys and experience first-hand what it was like to be a factory worker here in the 1930s and see examples of the many aircraft made at Brooklands. Marvel at the astonishing Stratosphere Chamber, which literally made the weather and became an integral part of aircraft testing.
The Acoustics building houses the world's only working Concorde Flight Simulator and trained pilots from around the globe to fly the supersonic aircraft.
The Aircraft park is an open-space exhibition of planes designed and built at Brooklands, including Concorde.
You can't help but feel small as you wander underneath the huge wingspans of the Vickers aircraft collection. The planes are open for you to explore, both in the cabins and the cockpits. Restored to their former glory, take a seat and be transported back in time to 1960s and '70s air travel.
Don't miss the world's first flight ticket booking office, built in 1911 so people could buy passenger tickets and take to the skies in the period of early aviation.