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The 1940s Relived

  • Date May 12, 2018
  • Time 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.
  • Suitable for Everyone

Join us at Brooklands Museum as we turn back the clock to commemorate a decade of fashion, style and celebration at our annual 1940s Relived event!

This is a chance to put your hair up, grab your best period outfit and lace up the dance shoes.

Stock up on vintage gear at our extensive vintage market, featuring some of the best vintage sellers around, providing everything from original and reproduction clothing, shoes, accessories, books, home wares and original memorabilia.

All the usual Museum exhibits will be open but on this day, the site will be filled with periods vehicle displays, buses and re-enactment groups representing a broad spectrum of military and civilian life. Everyone is welcome, vintage attire is not compulsory and you may even find what you're looking for in the trade village to complete your look.

If all this activity gets a bit much head into the Dance Marquee which is back by popular demand behind the Motoring Sheds, where you will be able to refresh yourself with some food and drink, listen to live music, take part in a dance lesson, or put your Jive, Jitterbug and Lindy Hop into practice.

The Brooklands Style Scouts will be on the look out for the best-dressed and the grand final will be in the Dance Marquee where the audience will be invited to cheer for the who they think should win.

Over in our Family Activity Zone, we will be asking kids to imagine the busy aircraft factory during the 1940s and make their own 3D Hurricane Scene to take home. All materials are provided.

Last entry 6pm and the marquee will remain open until 9pm.

Ticket Information

This is a premium event with prices as follows:

On the Day

Adults £15

Seniors/Students £13

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £40

Children (5-16) £8

BTM & LBPT members £1.50

Advance Tickets

Advance tickets are no longer available.

There is no surcharge for Club Level members and children of Family members.

Watch the 1940s Relived preview:

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Timetable

The timetable is as follows:


10:00Gates open
All Day“Swing Shift” vintage DJ will provide music between sets (Marquee)
10:00-17:00Hair & Beauty Parlour open for business (Press Hut)
11:15Dance Lessons with Hoc & Mark (Marquee)
11.30-12.30FREE Portrait Studio in the Barbara Cartland Room (Clubhouse)
12.00Noelle Vaughn singing live (Marquee)
12.30Kalamazoo Dance Band (Marquee)
13.30Noelle Vaughn singing live (Marquee)
14.00Best Dressed Competition (Marquee)
14.30Kalamazoo Dance Band (Marquee)
15:30Dance Lessons with Hoc & Mark (Marquee)
16:30Noelle Vaughn singing live (Marquee)
17:00 Kalamazoo Dance Band (Marquee)
18:00Dance Lessons with Hoc & Mark (Marquee)
18:00Last admission to the event
19:00 "Swing Shift" DJ takes us into the evening (Marquee)
21:00Event Closes – Sorry!

Contact

Brooklands Museum [email protected] 01932 857381

Trade Stands and Re-Enactor Group Bookings

Donna Hopton [email protected] 01932 857381

Getting Here

Pre-1950s vehicles will enter the site via the Campbell Entrance off Brooklands Road. Visitor parking will be in our main visitor car park at Mercedes-Benz World and in The Heights off Wellington Way (please follow event signage). Find out more

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

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