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Reception & Key Stage 1

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.

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

Booking Information

Admission Charges

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

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

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Schools and Teachers FAQ

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.

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

Workshop: Peg Racers

45 mins / £3 per pupil

Learn lessons in the tradition of the celebrated innovators at Brooklands! Create and test a mini model racing car using simple craft materials, choosing tools and equipment to create something which will race downhill using the power of gravity. Learn about tyres, body, axles, and engine – and discover the concepts of friction and aerodynamics.

National Curriculum links:

Science:

Working scientifically and performing simple tests

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Design & Technology:

Make: select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

Workshop: Loopy Gliders

45 mins / £3 per pupil

Why does an aeroplane stay in the air? In this engaging learning-by-doing session, your class takes part in a discussion about the key principles of flight – including lift, drag, thrust, and gravity – whilst building their own paper flying craft. They will learn how the main parts of an aircraft help it to take flight, and how those lessons apply to their glider.

National Curriculum links:

Science:

Working scientifically and performing simple tests

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Mathematics:

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights, and mass/weight

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes (including rectangles, circles, triangular prisms)

Design & Technology:

Make: select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical task