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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.

General Admission price per pupil is £4. One adult FREE per six pupils.

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

Self-Guided Visit

Museum Explorer

Explore our collections whilst using one of our activity resources, specially developed to engage students in real life applications of the learning Curriculum.

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

KS2: Science, D & T, History & English

Workshops and Tours

Then and Now: Life in an Aircraft Factory

Don your factory uniform and meet the foreman for your instructions for the day. Discover the different skills required to build planes throughout the ages with our exciting interactive exhibits.

Availability: Weekdays

Session times: every half hour from 10.30 to 14:00

Cost: Included in General Admission price (see top of page). 30 children per session.

Duration: 45 minutes

KS2: Science, Engineering and D & T.

Gateways to the World: by Air

Discover the history of aviation and the changes in technology and design with our guided tour of the aviation exhibits and walk through the fastest passenger plane ever to be built!

Availability: Monday - Thursday

Session Times: 10:30 & 11:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 45 children per session

Duration: 45mins

KS2: Science, History and D & T

Gateways to the World: On Land

Discover the history of aviation and the changes in technology and design with our guided tour of the aviation exhibits and walk through the fastest passenger plane ever to be built!

Availability: Monday - Thursday

Session Times: 10:30 & 11:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 45 children per session

Duration: 45mins

KS2: Science, History and D & T

Fun with Forces

Examine how different forces work in real life with our fun and interactive forces show.

Availability: Thursdays

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session

Duration: 30mins

KS2: Science and D & T

Meet and Aviation Hero: Sir George Edwards

Step back in time and meet one of aviation’s great heroes. Become one of George Edwards’ new apprentices and discover how he went from draftsman to CEO of the Brooklands Aircraft factories, and his experiences helping design the Wellington Bomber and working as Head of the experimental department during WWII.

Availability: Wednesday & Friday

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 15 children per session

Duration: 30mins

KS2: Science, History and D & T

On the Home Front: WW2 Handling Session

Find out more about the people who worked at Brooklands during both world wars and handle some period objects from our collection

Availability: Tuesday & Friday

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session

Duration: 30mins

KS2: History and English

Marvellous Machines: Gears and Levers

Explore how gears, pulleys and levers help us in everyday life with our fun and interactive workshop. Handle and test examples of gears and levers to understand the concepts behind how simple machines work.

Availability: Monday & Wednesday

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session

Duration: 30mins

KS2: Science, Engineering, D & T and Maths

It's a Material World

Explore different materials with our handling demonstration session and decide which properties are needed to build an aeroplane nowadays compared with what was used in the past.

Availability: Monday & Wednesday

Session Times: 10:30, 11:15 & 13:30

Cost: £1 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session

Duration: 40mins

KS2: Science, Engineering and D & T

Activity Days

Snapshots of History

This workshop will engage pupils with the history of Brooklands and give them an opportunity to interpret it on a personal and artistic level, using iPads to shoot and edit their own films.

Availability: Weekdays

Session times: 10:00-14:30

Cost: £2 per pupil (in addition to the General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session.

Duration: 4 hours

KS2: History, Science, ICT, English, D & T and Art & Design

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4D Theatre Simulator Rides

Our simulator rides will provide students and teachers with the closest experience any living person will have of “racing” around the Brooklands Race Track, “flying” with the Red Arrows or "Driving" with Mike Hawthorne around Le Mans.

Availability: Weekdays

Session times: every 15 minutes

Duration: 15 minutes long

Cost: £2.00 per pupil and £4.00 per adult (in addition to the General Admission, see top of page) 14 children per session


Find out more about our 4D Theatre Rides

How to Book

  • Choose the activity you would like and possible dates for your visit and call the Learning office to check availability.
  • The Learning Office can be contacted by calling 01932 857381 or by emailing [email protected]
  • Please call as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Before You Visit

  • On booking a visit you will receive a visit information pack. Please read it carefully and distribute the relevant information to the other adults involved with the trip.
  • Return the booking form
  • You are welcome to come and see the Museum prior to your booked visit to familiarise yourself with our site (available for group leaders and one additional person)
  • A timetable of the day will be sent shortly before your visit. When you receive this please brief all group leaders about the day
  • Please get in touch if any requirements or aspects of your original booking change
  • You may photocopy one of our activity resources. They can be downloaded here

Payment

We accept cash, cheques or cards, either in advance or on the day. We ask that groups provide a single payment for their booking.

Cancellation

Please note that a cancellation fee of £30 will be charged if the Museum is not informed if a group visit is not going ahead at least 7 days before the reserved date.