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Located at the main entrance to the museum, the Shop offers a wide range of unique souvenir and gift items including books, cards, models, toys and much more - something for everyone.

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Entrance

Access bridge to the Museum from our main visitor car park. If you are using a satellite navigation system, then please follow the brown and white tourist signs once you reach the Brooklands area. The postcode for our visitor car park is KT13 0SL

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Introductory Film

Start your journey here. Discover the story of Brooklands, our history, location and exhibitions.

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Test Hill

Test Hill was constructedin 1909 as another facility to encourage use of the track for development and test work. It was used by manufacturers to test both the ability of cars to climb steep hills and also of their brakes to stop them coming down.

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The Members' Hill Restaurant Buildings

Standing at the top of Test Hill date from 1907 and are undergoing restoration by Brooklands Cars.

Anti-Aircraft Gun Tower

Built to protect the aircraft factory from air attack in World War Two. Awaiting restoration.

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Members' Bridge

Providing vehicle access to Members’ Hill, this was one of Brooklands’ most famous landmarks.

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Members' Banking

MEMBERS’ BANKING is the steepest section of the Track and reaches nearly 29ft high before descending onto the Railway Straight on the other side of the river.

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Brooklands Historic race Track

Originally constructed in 1907, the Brooklands race track was the 'Ascot of Motorsport' in its heyday. Today only sections of the race track survive. At the Museum, visitors can walk on the Members' Banking, steepest section of the race track, the Finishing Straight and Test Hill.

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Pratts Petrol Pagoda

The Shell, BP and Pratts Petrol pagodas were all built in 1922 and supplied drivers with fuel. They have all been fully restored to their 1920’s or 30s external appearance.

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Press Hut

The PRESS HUT was built in 1930 for journalists reporting on Brooklands events. Directly behind it lies a line of Race Bays where vehicles would be checked and waiting before going out onto the Track.

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ERA Shed

ERA SHED. A workshop and showroom in the 1930s, it now houses the Speed Record Exhibition and features the 24 litre Napier-Railton as well as racing motorcycles. Leads to the Brooklands Cycle Exhibition and Raleigh displays. (See more motorcycle history in the McEvoy Shed, behind the Clubhouse).

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The Fastest on earth: Racing Legends of Brooklands

Housed inside two of the original sheds, this The Fastest on Earth exhibition recalls the countless speed records achieved at Brooklands and pays tribute to the Brooklands drivers, riders, mechanics and engineers who claimed new records across the world.

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Malcolm Campbell Shed

This was Campbell’s workshop and showroom and now contains Brooklands racing cars, memorabilia and displays. Leads to the ERA Shed.

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"Dunlop Macs" Bungalow

Here David McDonald supervised tyre fitting in the 1920s and ‘30s. it is now a vehicle workshop.

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The Clubhouse

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. Also located here is the Sunbeam Café, toilets and Visitor Services Information desk.

 

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The Clubhouse

The British Grand Prix: Where it All Began

Built in 1930-31 by Robin Jackson to maintain and tune racing cars, the Jackson Shed now houses the Grand Prix Exhibition, a mechanic’s workshop and the McLAREN FORMULA 1 SIMULATOR.

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BP Pagoda

The Shell, BP and Pratts Petrol pagodas were all built in 1922 and supplied drivers with fuel. They have all been fully restored to their 1920’s or 30s external appearance.

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Shell Petrol Pagoda

The Shell, BP and Pratts Petrol pagodas were all built in 1922 and supplied drivers with fuel. They have all been fully restored to their 1920’s or 30s external appearance.

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Picnic Area

Our indoor picnic area is now open.

Garden of Memories

The ‘Garden of Memories’ provides a peaceful corner of shade and colour in memory of the great drivers, aviators and mechanics who helped create ‘The Spirit of Brooklands’. The generations of workers at Vickers, British Aircraft Corporation and British Aerospace who were the driving force of the British aviation industry are also honoured.

Scoreboard

The Scoreboard is an exact replica of the 12-metre structure that stood in the pre-war Brooklands Paddock.

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The Avro Shed

Contains an accurate replica of the ‘Roe 1’ Biplane, the original of which was used by A.V.Roe to carry out pioneering flight trials on the Finishing Straight in 1908.

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Wellington Pavilion

Exhibition Closed

The Wellington Bomber has been moved and the structure dismantled. The wellington Bomber is on display in the Aircraft Factory.

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The Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber

The Stratosphere Chamber was designed under the direction of Barnes Wallis in 1946 to test aircraft and laterly boats, engines and other vehicles by simulating a variety of climatic conditions. Today it also houses the Aero Engine and Barnes Wallis weapons displays.

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The Acoustics Building

The Acoustics Building was a test laboratory for British Aircraft Corporation products including Concorde parts. Located at the rear of the building is the CONCORDE SIMULATOR which can be viewed by appointment.

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BALLOON HANGAR & Vickers Suite

The Balloon Hangar which was once the power source for the wind tunnel used in the Stratosphere Chamber now houses the Vickers Suite.

Concorde

The initial British production Concorde, G-BBDG was the first aircraft ever to carry 100 passengers at twice the speed of sound. Much of Concorde’s design and manufacture took place at Brooklands. Tickets for the  Concorde Experience Tour must be pre-booked online.

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Brooklands: Innovating the World of Flight

This exhibition area houses the BAC 1-11 and the collection of Vickers aircraft built after 1945, including the Varsity military trainer, Viscount, Vanguard ‘Merchantman’, VC10 airliners and Viking.

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Due to the narrow walkways and limited access/exit to the aircraft, these are closed for the time being.

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Worlds First Flight Ticket Office

The World’s first flight ticket office was built in 1911 for London booking agents Keith Prowse to sell sightseeing flights around the Track.

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Brooklands Memorial

Unveiled by Lord Brabazon of Tara in 1957 to mark the first half century of Brooklands.

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First to the Fastest 

The exhibition celebrates two historic Transatlantic air races: the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown’s non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in a Brooklands-built Vickers Vimy in June 1919 and the records broken during the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race of 1969.

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Aircraft Factory

This is the location for the restored Bellman Hangar once it is moved off the Finishing Straight. Once re-constructed it will be re-interpreted inside as the Brooklands Aircraft Factory telling the story of aviation production at Brooklands spanning 80 years.

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Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed

Explore the Brooklands Aircraft Factory, an immersive environment, harking back to the Hangar’s original use as a manufacturing building.

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Accessed via a footbridge from the upper level inside the Aircraft Factory, the Flight Shed exhibition tells the stories of the pilots and navigators who flew the aircraft.

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Sultan of Oman's VC10

This aircraft was first flown from Brooklands on in 1964. Delivered to British United Airways at Gatwick registered G-ASIX, it passed to British Caledonian in November 1970 and was sold to the Omani Government in 1974. After refurbishment it was operated as ‘A40-AB’ by The Sultan of Oman’s Royal Flight at Muscat.

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Vickers Viscount

The Vickers Viscount was the world's first turboprop airliner and was one of the few commercially successful aircraft programmes of post-war Britain. This example was one of the last Viscounts built at Brooklands.

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Vickers Varsity

The Varsity was an aircrew trainer used primarily by the Royal Air Force. This example was the 18th Varsity built, first delivered to the RAF in 1951.It was purchased by Brooklands Museum in September 1988.

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Vickers Vanguard

The Vanguard was a private venture airliner built to a British European Airways (BEA) specification for high-density medium range routes. This example first flew from Brooklands in 1961. In early 1995, it became the world’s last airworthy Merchantman, landing at Brooklands Museum in October 1996.

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Vickers Viking

Developed as a civil version of the Wellington bomber, this was Britain's first postwar airliner. This example was the 12th Viking built, and was the second Viking to be delivered to BEA (named ‘Vagrant’). Now the UK’s only surviving Viking, G-AGRU was formally donated by British Airways to Brooklands Museum in 2005.

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The Avro Shed

Replica of Alliot Verdon Roe's shed built on the Finishing Straight to construct his Roe 1 Biplane, now houses the Museum's replica.

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Pratts Petrol Pagoda

London Bus Museum

The London Bus Museum, operated by the London Bus Preservation Trust, houses the largest private-sector collection of London buses (1890s – 1970s) in the world and is included in the admission price.

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Toilets

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Pratts Petrol Pagoda

The Shell, BP and Pratts Petrol pagodas were all built in 1922 and supplied drivers with fuel. They have all been fully restored to their 1920’s or 30s external appearance.

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Accessible Toilets

There are toilets at the Clubhouse (Radar Key), Jackson Shed, Vickers Suite and in the London Bus Museum.

Baby changing facilities are available in the Clubhouse and in the Jackson Shed.

Accessibility

Accessible Toilets

There are toilets at the Clubhouse (Radar Key), Jackson Shed, Vickers Suite and in the London Bus Museum.

Baby changing facilities are available in the Clubhouse and in the Jackson Shed.

Accessibility

Accessible Toilets

There are toilets at the Clubhouse (Radar Key), Jackson Shed, Vickers Suite and in the London Bus Museum.

Baby changing facilities are available in the Clubhouse and in the Jackson Shed.

Accessibility

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Sunbeam Café

The perfect place to relax and enjoy the ambience of Brooklands Museum within the iconic Clubhouse, the Sunbeam Café offers a delicious range of breakfasts, lunches, snacks and treats, freshly prepared by our chefs.

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