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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Brooklands Museum supports learning outside the classroom through a range of workshops, tours, activity days and resources that will inspire and engage nursery groups and Reception.

Use the drop-down below to explore our different workshops, guided tours and visit options.

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Booking Information

Admission Charges

The general admission price per pupil is £5. One adult FREE per two pupils.

Prices for individual workshops quoted below are in addition to the General Admission price.

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Self-guided visit

 Explore our Collection of cars, bicycles, aircraft and more in your own time.

If you would like to book a self-guided visit, without any additional workshops or guided tours, your group will be charged a General Admission fee. Workshops and guided tours are an additional cost per pupil.

Workshop: Mini Mechanics *NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO REDEVELOPMENT*

June 2023 UPDATE: The Learning & Engagement Team are working hard to enhance the content and structure of this workshop to provide your pupils with an enriching learning experience. This workshop will be re-launched in September 2023. Please contact our Learning & Engagement Officer at ahetherington@brooklandsmuseum.com to find out more and provisionally book this workshop for the 2023/24 academic year.

30 mins / £3 per pupil per pupil

In this workshop, your pupils will construct a mini motor vehicle from craft materials. They will discover the key parts of a motor car, including tyres, body, and engine. Your pupils will then design and colour their own unique racing silks, whilst learning about the change from colours to numbers as the key identifiers in racing. This workshop is free-flowing and focused on play, creativity, and developing fine motor skills.

EYFS Framework links

Mathematics
  • Develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10
  • Shape, space and measures
Understanding the World
  • Visiting museums
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Explore and play with a wide range of media and materials
Guided Tour: Journeys by Air

45 mins / £3 per pupil

A tour which includes fighter jets, cargo aircraft, passenger jets and floatplanes, this is a favourite for Key Stage 1 audiences. Find out about the materials and designs needed to enable flight - from the bamboo of early flying craft to the aluminium and composite exterior of Concorde.

Teachers can book a walkthrough on Concorde for an additional £1 per pupil.

National Curriculum links:

History:

  • Changes within living memory
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Science:

  • Uses of everyday materials
Guided Tour: Journeys on Land

45 mins / £3 per pupil

Beginning with our collection of old bicycles and Penny Farthings, as well as visiting a Formula 1 racing car, come with us on a journey to find out just how varied the materials we use to build land transport can be. Learn what materials work best, and how land transport has changed over the years. Tour concludes on the original Brooklands racing circuit.

National Curriculum links

History:

  • Changes within living memory
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Science: 

  • Uses of everyday materials