BROOKLANDS - the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.
Where is Brooklands Museum located?
The Museum is between Weybridge and Byfleet in Surrey. Just a few minutes from Junction 10 of the M25 and the A3 London-Portsmouth trunk road
What is the history of Brooklands Museum to the present day?
Brooklands, the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, was built by local landowner Hugh Locke King on 360 acres of farm and woodland on his estate at Weybridge in Surrey. It was the home of British Motorsport for much of the early 20th century and for 80 years Brooklands was a major centre for aircraft design, construction and flight testing.
What is there to see and do at Brooklands Museum?
The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.
The Museum holds a wide range of special events, mainly on weekends and during school holidays. These include car club visits (often with Test Hill in action), Auto Italia Italian Car Day, The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival, aviation events and car rides on weekdays during school holidays. See the Museum's Events pages for further details.