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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 or download our learning brochure here.

"“The Downhill Racers workshop ties in brilliantly with [our students’] design technology work at school. Both testing for them and very entertaining. Parents … said that their children raved about it at home.”

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

From penny farthings to motorbikes, from biplanes to jet airplanes, Brooklands is packed with opportunities to broaden your class’s scientific and technological knowledge and help them develop ideas. If you’d like to keep your visit simple, try a self-guided visit, without any additional workshops or guided tours, for the cost of our General Admission fee of £5 per head.

Workshops and guided tours are an additional cost per pupil.

Guided Tour: Automotive Innovations

45 mins / £3 per pupil

Trace the lessons learned by our pioneers at Brooklands and others like them, as they perfected bicycle and car designs to work with forces like friction, air resistance and gravity in the search for safety, stability and speed. Discover the giant leaps made in the 20th and 21st centuries, from creating a ‘safety bicycle’ to developing a McLaren Formula One racing car. Concludes with a racing track visit to learn about 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 / £3 per pupil

Learn about man’s battle to master the challenges of air resistance, friction and gravity in this guided tour of some of Brooklands Museum’s most memorable aeroplanes. Find out how aircraft were made and tested on this historic site and follow the search for ever more efficient materials in the search for aerodynamic speed. Walk through a real Wellington Bomber fuselage and discover Barnes Wallis’ Stratosphere Chamber.

Concorde for an additional £1 per pupil.

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 / £3 per pupil

Harness one of our key forces here on this planet – gravity- to create the energy for your own racing car made from recycled materials! Join your class in this learning-by-doing workshop, to discover the challenges of acceleration on a downhill slope. Your students will learn how to create better aerodynamics and minimise the forces of friction and air resistance in their search for speed. Concludes with a race on the historic Brooklands circuit.

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 / £3 per pupil

Every object tells a story: our experienced facilitator explains the experiences of people living around Brooklands during the Second World War using original artefacts. Learn about the many fascinating objects from Brooklands Museum’s collection and hear stories of the people who worked at the Brooklands aircraft factories during WWII.

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