Summer at Brooklands Museum
For an exciting day out for the whole family this summer, visit Brooklands Museum. As well as seeing the incredible collections of cars, motorcycles and aircraft from the golden age of racing and flying, families visiting during the holiday will be able to experience thrilling car rides, take part in fascinating workshops, step aboard Concorde and take their seats in the 4D Theatre.
On Thursdays throughout the Summer Holiday we will be running cars and motorcycles from the Museum collection on the Finishing Straight from 1-2pm.
The Museum hosts a wide variety of events over the Summer, including Brooklands Reunion on Sunday 12th August and American Day on Sunday 2nd September. View our full events list here
School Summer Holiday Family Fun
Monday to Thursday until 30th August
11am-1pm and from 2-4.00pm
Monday - Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays) in the Summer, our popular car rides will be operating (subject to weather, please check our event pages for exact dates). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill and along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team.
Weekdays 23rd July - 31st August
For very young visitors, there will be pedal-driven planes and cars to try out and Bertie Bear, the Brooklands larger-than-life mascot, will be roaming the site to meet his fans.
London Bus Museum will run double decker bus rides throughout the holiday too.
On Thursdays throughout the Summer Holiday we will be running cars and motorcycles from the Museum collection on the Finishing Straight.
NEW for 2018: Kids tours of the Flight Shed, learn all about the aircraft on display on a social tour for youngsters!
*Subject to weather and operating conditions.
Kids Tours on Concorde
Weekdays until 4th August*
at 10:55 and 13:25
During School Holidays, we run dedicated Kids Tours on Concorde at set times during the day. The tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged!
*Kids Tours on Concorde will also be running on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.Find out more
11am - 12:00pm and 1pm - 3:30pm
Free drop-in activity, all materials will be provided.
- 20 - 24 August: Archaeological Dig
Brooklands Young Photographer Competition 2018
This year, to mark the centenary of the end of World War One, we are challenging young photographers to illustrate ‘Daily Life in Wartime’ at Brooklands. Look around the museum, you will discover lots of objects in our sheds and buildings. During the summer holidays (until 3rd September) make sure you capture objects from the past at Brooklands that you see around the museum and submit the photos to our Young Photographer Competition.
Winners will receive the following prizes:
- Best overall image prize: A Brooklands Annual Family Membership
- First prize: 1 x Family Museum Ticket & a Brooklands goody bag
- Second prize: 1 x Adult & 1 x Child Museum ticket & a Brooklands goody bag
- Third prize: 1 x Child Museum ticket & a Brooklands goody bag
Brooklands Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed Exhibitions
Explore the new award-winning Aircraft Factory, clock in and don factory workcoats as they begin their ‘Brooklands Apprenticeship’. A series of workshops and interactives explore some of the skills used over the 80-year history of aircraft manufacture at Brooklands. On a new mezzanine level, the story of design at Brooklands is told and visitors can design their own military and civilian aircraft from different eras of aviation including those of the future.
Head across the bridge to the Flight Shed, to see some of the Museum’s collection of complete aircraft, sit in the cockpits of the Hawker Hunter and Harrier and explore the displays on radar, ground-to-air radio and pioneering pilots.