Key Stage 2

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: Automotive Innovations

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, learning about the effects of forces such as friction, air resistance and gravity on moving objects.

Your pupils will walk on the original Brooklands racing circuit, discovering the stories of early motor racing pioneers such as Malcolm Campbell and Kay Petre. They will learn about aerodynamics and the effects of centrifugal force.

National Curriculum links

Science
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
History
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • A local history study
Guided Tour: Aviation Innovations

45 mins / £1.50 per pupil

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

Your students will discover the people that worked at Brooklands to innovate aviation, including Barnes Wallis, inventor of the Stratosphere Chamber and bouncing bomb. Your students will visit Air Raid Shelters to learn about Brooklands’ links to the First and Second World Wars.

This guided tour includes a short walkthrough of Concorde.

National Curriculum links

Science
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces
  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

History
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • A local history study
Workshop: Downhill Racers

45 mins / £1.50 per pupil

In this workshop your pupils will design and build their own racing car from recycled materials. They will discover forces such as friction and air resistance and the importance of aerodynamics. After testing and tuning their vehicle, pupils will have the chance to race their creation on the original Brooklands track!

National Curriculum links

Science
  • Working scientifically
  • Identify the effects of air resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
Design & Technology
  • Make: select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Make: select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Evaluate: evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

 

Collection handling workshop: The Second World War - Life on the Home Front

45 mins / £1.50 per pupil

What did an ARP Warden wear when patrolling the streets during the Blitz? What did a baby’s gas mask or a food ration card look like? Why is Brooklands Museum home to Air Raid Shelters, pillboxes and other WWII defence structures?

In this workshop your pupils will learn about many fascinating objects from Brooklands Museum’s collection, focusing on the Second World War. They will hear about the stories of the people who worked at the Brooklands aircraft factories during the conflict.

National Curriculum links

History
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • A local history study