Brooklands Museum to re-open on 1st August

Surrey’s most famous historical site and home to an incredible collection of cars and aircraft is set to reopen its doors after 4 months of closure.

The award-winning Museum, set across 32-acres, brings to life the record-breaking achievements that happened on the historic race track, aircraft factories and airfield.

Visitors are now able to book tickets in advance to step back in time and see up-close, the cars that raced across Brooklands’ famous race circuit over a hundred years ago. The aircraft on display were all built at Brooklands, including the Hurricane, the Wellington Bomber, and of course Concorde.

Alex Patterson, Director of Collections, Interpretation & Heritage said: “We’ll have daily live demonstrations of our cars and motorcycles on the track and an exciting new trail has been developed so that people can explore outdoors as much as possible.

In light of the Covid-19 situation we’ve had the opportunity to change around the collections and create new ways to tell the fascinating stories of the legends and pioneers from Brooklands’ past.”

Tamalie Newbery, Director and CEO for Brooklands Museum said: “We are thrilled to be reopening in a couple of weeks and have invested a lot of time preparing the Museum so that the experience for our visitors is the best it can be, as well as being safe.

We’ve introduced one-way systems, social-distancing measures and enhanced cleaning regimes throughout the site, and worked with our volunteer and staff teams who are now ready to welcome back our much-missed visitors.”

Regarded as a national treasure, Brooklands’ astonishing record of achievement and innovation changed the world of British motorsport and aviation. The inventions designed and built at Brooklands have left a lasting legacy which can all be explored on the actual site where it all happened.

A visit to Brooklands Museum promises to transport you back in time to an era of glamour and endeavour. Watch the re-opening video on the website for a glimpse into this incredible slice of British history.


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