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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.

General Admission price per pupil is £5.

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

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. Indoors & outdoors.

Cost: Included in General Admission price (see top of page).

Curriculum links: Science, Design & Technology, History, English

Guided Tours

Journeys: by Air

Discover the history of aviation and the changes in technology and design with our guided tour of the aviation exhibits. Walkthrough the fastest passenger plane ever to be built – the Concorde!  Primarily outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 45 children per session.

Duration: 45mins

KS1 curriculum links: Science, History and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Journeys: on Land

Explore the history and development of land transport including our bicycle, motorbike and car exhibits, and walk on the original Brooklands racetrack. Learn about Formula 1 racing, and discover the changes to motorcar materials over time. Indoors and outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 45 children per session.

Duration: 45mins

KS1 Curriculum links: Science, History and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Innovation: by Land & Air

A guided tour visit that will develop your pupils’ knowledge of innovative engineering through case studies of objects within the Museum collection and stories of inspiring historical figures. Indoors & outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page).

Duration: 1hr 30min (with an optional short break)

KS4 Curriculum links: History, Science, Information & Communications Technology, English, Art & Design, Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 14–18

Workshops

Mini Mechanics

Become a mechanic and learn different car parts before building your own small model racing car with pre-prepared craft materials. Primarily indoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 15 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS1 Curriculum links: Science, Engineering and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 4–8.

Loopy Gliders

Build and test your own paper glider and learn about the main principles of flight in this fun cross-curricular workshop. Indoors & outdoors

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 20 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS1 curriculum links: Science, Maths and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–10.

Peg Racers

Build and test your own peg cars on our model ‘Test Hill’ and learn about key forces in motorsport during this fun cross-curricular workshop. Primarily indoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 20 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS1 curriculum links: Science, Maths and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–10.

Meet an Aviation Hero: Hilda Hewlett

Step back in time and meet one of aviation’s great heroes! This storytelling activity explores the story of the first Female Pilot in Britain: Hilda Hewlett. Discover how Hilda learned to fly and went on to run her own flying school here at Brooklands. Primarily indoors.

Availability: This workshop will be available from 21st June 2021.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 15 children per session

Duration: 30mins

KS1 curriculum links: History, Science. Suitable for ages 5–10.

Downhill Racers

Discover the key forces at play on a moving vehicle, learn about aerodynamics and build a car from re-usable materials in teams before racing it down Test Hill. Primarily outdoors; involves teamwork and interaction between small groups of students.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session.

Duration: 40mins

KS2 curriculum links: Science and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 8–12.

WW2: Stories from the Home Front

What did an ARP Warden wear when patrolling the streets during the Blitz? What did a baby’s gas mark or a food ration card look like? In this workshop you will discover some fascinating period objects from our collection and learn about the people who worked at Brooklands during both World Wars. ​​​​​Primarily indoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS2 curriculum links: History and English. Suitable for ages 8–12.