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Home Educator Groups

Brooklands Museum supports learning outside the classroom through a range of workshops, tours, activity days and resources that will inspire and engage pupils of all ages.

Self-Guided Visit

Museum Explorer

Research our collections whilst using one of our activity resources specially developed to engage students in real life applications of the learning Curriculum.

Availability: Weekdays

Science, D & T, History, English

Workshops and Tours

Then and Now: Life in an Aircraft Factory

Don your factory uniform and meet the foreman for your instructions for the day. Discover the different skills required to build planes throughout the ages with our exciting interactive exhibits.

Availability: Weekdays

Session times: every half hour from 10.30am - 2pm

Duration: 45 minutes, 30 children per session.

KS 1,2 & 3: Science, Engineering and D & T.

Gateways to the World: by Air

Discover the history of aviation and the changes in technology and design with our guided tour of the aviation exhibits and walk through the fastest passenger plane ever to be built!

Availability: Monday 11th December 2017

Session Times: 10:30 & 11:30

Duration: 45mins, 45 children per session

KS 1/2: Science, History and D & T

Fun with Forces

Examine how different forces work in real life with our fun and interactive forces show.

Availability: Thursday 4th January 2018

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Duration: 30mins, 30 children per session

KS2: Science and D & T

On the Home Front: WW2 Handling Session

Find out more about the people who worked at Brooklands during both world wars and handle some period objects from our collection

Availability: Friday 9th February

Session Times: 10:30

Duration: 30mins, 30 children per session

KS2: History and English

Marvellous Machines: Gears and Levers

Explore how gears, pulleys and levers help us in everyday life with our fun and interactive workshop. Handle and test examples of gears and levers to understand the concepts behind how simple machines work.

Availability: Wednesday 28th March 2018

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Duration: 30mins, 30 children per session

KS2: Science, Engineering, D & T and Maths

Activity Days

Snapshots of History

This workshop will engage pupils with the history of Brooklands and give them an opportunity to interpret it on a personal and artistic level, using iPads to shoot and edit their own films.

Availability: Thursday 19th July

Session times: 10:00-14:30

Duration: 4 hours, 30 children per session.

KS2: History, Science, ICT, English, D & T and Art & Design

Engineering Taster Days

Providing pupils with a better understanding of the principles of aerodynamics, this taster day has been planned to be stimulating, fun and accessible for students of mixed abilities.

Availability: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Session times: 10:00-14:30

Duration: 4 hours, 30 children per session.

KS3: Engineering, Physics and D & T

How to Book

  • Choose the activity you would like and possible dates for your visit and call the Learning office to check availability.
  • The Learning Office can be contacted by calling 01932 857381 or by emailing [email protected]
  • Please call as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Before You Visit

  • On booking a visit you will receive a visit information pack. Please read it carefully and distribute the relevant information to the other adults involved with the trip.
  • Return the booking form
  • You are welcome to come and see the Museum prior to your booked visit to familiarise yourself with our site (available for group leaders and one additional person)
  • A timetable of the day will be sent shortly before your visit. When you receive this please brief all group leaders about the day
  • Please get in touch if any requirements or aspects of your original booking change
  • You may photocopy one of our activity resources. They can be downloaded here

Payment

We accept cash, cheques or cards, either in advance or on the day. We ask that groups provide a single payment for their booking.

Cancellation

Please note that a cancellation fee of £30 will be charged if the Museum is not informed if a group visit is not going ahead at least 7 days before the reserved date.