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  • Centenary of Speed

    Tuesday 17 May

    Brooklands

    Centenary of Speed

Join us to celebrate the innovation and determination of the people who pushed the boundaries of automotive technology to break records and be the fastest on land.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 will mark 100 years to the day when Kenelm Lee Guinness, driving the 350 hp Sunbeam, broke the World Land Speed Record on the Brooklands Circuit. Reaching a speed of 133.75mph, it was the last time the World Land Speed Record was achieved on a closed circuit with all future attempts made on open straights.

Brooklands Museum, working in partnership with the National Transport Trust and National Motor Museum, Beaulieu are going to deliver a fantastic day of activities to celebrate the great significance of this record. The 350 hp Sunbeam, combining automotive design with aviation engineering, was pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved with these ever-developing technologies.

The day will be an opportunity to see the record making 350 hp Sunbeam at Brooklands Museum 100 years to the day it was used to break the Land Speed Record, alongside other period cars including the Napier Railton and the ‘Beast of Turin’.

Event Programme

10:00: Brooklands Museum opens to the public

11:00 - 12:00: Morning Talk in Vickers Suite (for those who have purchased tickets)

12:00 - 12:30: STEM Schools initiative competition race on the Brooklands Finishing Straight

12:30 - 13:15: 'Centenary of Speed' Vehicle Demonstrations on the Brooklands Finishing Straight (weather permitting)

15:30 - 16:30: 'Centenary of Speed Vehicle Demonstrations on the Brooklands Finishing Straight (weather permitting)

17:00: Brooklands Museum Closes

 

 

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Date

17 May, 10:00 - 17:00

Tickets

Normal Museum Admission applies
Adult £19.95
Senior (65+)/Student £18.95
Child (5-18, under 5 FREE) £11.00
Family 1 adult (& up to 3 children) £32.60
Family 2 adults (& up to 3 children) £52.50

Step-free access around site Assistance dogs only are admitted on site. Accessibility at the Museum >

* Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.

Getting Here

The main Museum car park is located at our main entrance. For further details about getting here please click here.

Pre-war vehicles only will be permitted to park on site during the day. We ask that if you are planning on visiting for the event and wish to bring a pre-war vehicle and park on-site, you must register at least 2 weeks prior to the event (3 May 2022).

To do so please e-mail your name and car details to bmeecham@brooklandsmuseum.com

 

Accessibility

Step-free access around site Assistance dogs only are admitted on site. Accessibility at the Museum >

Contact

01932 857381
info@brooklandsmuseum.com

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Booking tickets

  • Events are always popular, so we advise you to book your entry tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Brooklands Members and London Bus Museum Members can book a free-entry event ticket.
  • Visitors with an existing pre-booked ticket or Gift Voucher will need to pre-book their visit and must bring their tickets or vouchers with them.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the case of a change in government guidelines, tickets are covered by our Covid-19 ticket guarantee. For more information please see the COVID FAQs

Gift Aid

Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.