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Brooklands Great War Day

  • Date September 30, 2018
  • Time 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Suitable for Everyone

Join us as we commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and Brooklands’ role in that conflict.

The highlight of this year’s event will be the Museum’s mighty Vickers Vimy – a replica of the long-range bomber built in 1918 which made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight in 1919. Visitors will be able to see the engines of this aircraft demonstrated on the Finishing Straight.

The event will also feature pre-1919 and military vehicles and “living history” demonstrations from re-enactor groups with drills and parades. Groups joining us for the day include the 10th Essex Group, The Royal Army Medical Corps and Red Cross and ladies from the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.

The event will also feature pre-1919 civilian and military vehicles which include an original 1915 Pierce-Arrow military truck, Edwardian cars and the usual array of ambulances, motorcycles and bicycles, including a Matchless with Vickers machine gun carrier Motorcycle Combination from 1917. The Brooklands Motorcycle Team and visiting groups with war-time-era motorcycles, will take part in a re-enactment of the ‘serpentine’ slalom course.

Ticket Information

Normal Museum Admission Charges Apply:

Adults £13.50

Seniors & Students £11.50

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35

Children (5-16) £7

Under 5s FREE

BTM & LBPT members FREE

Contact Details

Brooklands Museum 01932 857381 ext 253 [email protected]

Admission Policy

Assistance dogs only are admitted on site. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For full visitor guidelines please click here

Getting Here

All pre-1919 vehicles are welcome to join us - please enter via the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road, the B374. All other parking is in our Visitor Car Park at Mercedes-Benz World or in The Heights - please follow event signage. Gates open at 10am.

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Timetable

All day: Living History groups demonstrations in the Clubhouse Paddock. Showing weapons, drills, uniforms & scouting demonstrations.

10:00 Museum opens to the public
11:15-12:00Motorcycle Trial demonstrations on the Finishing Straight
12:15-12:30Vickers Vimy aero-engine run on the Finishing Straight
14:00-14:15Vickers Vimy aero-engine run on the Finishing Straight
14:30-15:15Motorcycle Trial demonstrations on the Finishing Straight
17:00Event & Museum closes
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Plan Your Visit

Getting Here