Accessing our Collections
The Brooklands Museum collection contains a large amount of material useful to researchers and historians of all levels, from records of the cars and drivers that raced on the circuit to technical drawings and manuals for the aircraft that were built here.
Our archives, Library and reserve collection are accessible to the public by appointment only.
The Brooklands Museum Library contains a large amount of published material relating to all aspects of Brooklands related motoring and aviation. The library holds our index of Brooklands races and their riders and drivers alongside books, periodicals, and research files.
Our Technical Archive contains a wealth of information on the aircraft built at Brooklands or nearby by Vickers, BAC, Sopwith, Hawker and BAe. From manuals and flight test records to drawings and brochures, the archive covers all aspects of building and maintaining these aircraft.
Our collection includes photographic records of all aspects of the people and cars, motorcycles or bicycles that raced at Brooklands alongside the aircraft that were built or flew from here and the people that worked on them. Many of our images are available for reproduction and licensing, for more details please contact Andrew Lewis, [email protected] 01932 857381 ext 246.
The Museum has a team of volunteer researchers who are available to look into simple enquiries. If you have an enquiry you would like our help with, or to book an appointment use our library or archives, please contact Andrew Lewis, [email protected] 01932 857381 ext 246. We aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 weeks.
Due to a major collections move, there will be some disruption to collections access. Please allow at least three weeks' notice when contacting us to book an appointment and make your request as specific as possible to enable us to facilitate your visit.