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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For more information and our booking guide please read the FAQ

 

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 / £1.50 per pupil

In this guided tour your pupils will explore our aviation exhibits to learn about the changes in aircraft technology over the twentieth century – from the earliest bamboo gliders to the fastest passenger aeroplanes ever built.

Through the stories of aviation pioneers who worked at Brooklands such as Hilda Hewlett and Alliot Verdon Roe, your pupils will discover fighter jets, cargo aircraft, passenger jets and floatplanes. They will learn about various aircraft materials, designs and functions.

This guided tour includes a short walkthrough on Concorde.

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 / £1.50 per pupil

In this guided tour your pupils will discover the development of land transport from the first bicycles to modern-day electric vehicles. They will be accompanied by an expert guide through our bicycle, motorbike, motor vehicle and Formula One exhibits.

Your students will learn about materials such as wood, plastic, glass, rubber, and various metals. They will discover the importance of size, shape, and function of different types of land transport. Your pupils will even have the chance to walk 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 / £1.50 per pupil

In this workshop, your pupils will construct a mini racing car from craft materials and learn about the key parts of a motor vehicle – including the tyres, body, axles, and engine. They will be introduced to scientific concepts such as friction and aerodynamics, and will test their peg racer on our model ‘Test Hill’ ramp!

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 / £1.50 per pupil

In this workshop your pupils will discover the key principles of flight – including lift, drag, thrust, and gravity – whilst building their own paper glider. They will learn to identify the main parts of an aircraft, including the wings, body, nose, tail and engine(s), and will learn how each part enables aircraft to fly.

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 tasks
Storytelling session: Meet Aviation Pioneer Hilda Hewlett

30 mins / £1.50 per pupil

Discover the achievements of this famous female pilot!

Ever wondered how Hilda Hewlett earned her British pilot’s licence in 1911 (the first given to woman!), or what it was like to fly in an early aircraft? In this storytelling session, your pupils will meet Hilda and listen to her story of innovation and adventure in the time of early aviation development.

National Curriculum links

History
  • 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.