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Special Educational Needs

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 £5, carers free

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

Download the Brooklands Museum Visual Story

To prepare for your visit we have made a visual story. Click our download so that you know what to expect when you arrive.

Self-Guided Visit

Museum Explorer

Research our collections whilst using one of our activity resources specially developed to engage students in real life applications of the learning Curriculum. Indoors & outdoors.

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

Curriculum links: Science, Design & Technology, History & English. Suitable for all ages.

Guided Tours

Journeys: by Air

Discover the history of aviation and the changes in technology and design with our guided tour of the aviation exhibits. Walkthrough the fastest passenger plane ever to be built – the Concorde! Primarily outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 45 children per session.

Duration: 45mins

KS1 curriculum links: Science, History and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Journeys: On Land

Explore the history and development of land transport including our bicycle, motorbike and car exhibits, and walk on the original Brooklands racetrack. Learn about Formula 1 racing, and discover the changes to motorcar materials over time. Indoors and outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 45 children per session

Duration: 45mins

KS1 curriculum links: Science, History and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–8.

It’s an Ingenious World

A guided tour visit that will develop your pupils’ knowledge of engineering through case studies of objects within the Museum collection. Indoors & outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page).

Duration: 1hr 30min (with an optional short break)

KS4 Curriculum links: History, Science, Information & Communications Technology, English, Art & Design, Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 14–18.

Workshops

Mini Mechanics

Become a mechanic and learn different car parts before building your own small model racing car with pre-prepared craft materials. Primarily indoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 15 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS1 Curriculum links: Science, Engineering and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 4–8.

Loopy Gliders

Build and test your own paper glider and learn about the main principles of flight in this fun cross-curricular workshop. Indoors & outdoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 20 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS1 Curriculum links: Science, Maths and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–10.

Peg Racers

Build and test your own peg cars on our model ‘Test Hill’ and learn about key forces in motorsport during this fun cross-curricular workshop. Primarily indoors.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 20 children per session.

Duration: 30mins

KS1 curriculum links: Science, Maths and Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 5–10.

Downhill Racers

Learn about aerodynamics and build a car from re-usable materials in teams before racing it down Test Hill. Primarily outdoors; involves teamwork and interaction between small groups of students.

Cost: £1.50 per pupil (in addition to General Admission price, see top of page). 30 children per session.

Duration: 40mins

KS2 curriculum links: Science, Design & Technology. Suitable for ages 8–12.