Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN

Contact: 01932 857381 ext 248



Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. The Birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation, Home of Concorde.

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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

Brooklands Museum is a thriving 32-acre site steeped in history and linked to world-famous achievements. Collections of historic cars, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and other historic artifacts tell stories that will fascinate and inspire. From its creation in 1907, through two World Wars and for most of the Twentieth Century, Brooklands was a centre for breaking speed records, motor racing, advances in science and technology and where thousands of aircraft were built, tested and flown.

Now, through a year-round program of meticulously planned activities and workshops, pupils can explore this world whilst simultaneously augmenting their studies in Mathematics, the Sciences, History, Geography, English, Design and Media.

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

Brooklands Museum offers many opportunities for intrinsic learning to take place. How would your students like to sit at the controls of a real aircraft, drive a F1 simulator, board Concorde for a simulated flight or visit the Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber?
We have many interactive opportunities and friendly volunteers prepared to support visitors through their journey.

Our education programme is carefully designed to be fun, interactive and to cover different areas of the National Curriculum in England. Our enriching cross-curriculum activities will build on students‘ previous knowledge and skills with authentic experiences that allow for a deeper understanding of the real world.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?

Brooklands Museum is an Arts Award Supporter Centre

What does a typical educational visit include?

The museum has an array of fun, curriculum-based activities on offer for all key stages either at the museum or at the school. A typical visit to the museum may entail a guided tour, time in our interactive gallery and a visit to Concorde or an opportunity for groups to explore the site at leisure and spend time in the education centre taking part in one of our led workshop activities.

Our outreach team offer engaging workshops and activities that will support learning through making. KS 1 and 2 children can explore Forces, the Home Front and Journeys and for KS3 we offer Snapshots of History and the Brooklands Press focusing on Science, D&T, PSHE, English and History.

What group sizes do you cater for?

We cater for a variety of group sizes from a small class to whole year groups.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

Teacher’s packs were developed to support teachers with their visit. They contain suggestions of activities to be undertaken before and after the visit. These are emailed to all booked groups as part of our offer.

A picture guide booklet is available on request for teachers to use as a tool for familiarisation for children with special educational needs.

Schools can also choose from an array of trails or worksheets to use when on our site.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

Photographs are welcome but we do ask that visitors only photograph children that are part of their group.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

To book please email the museum on or call us on 01932 857381 ext 248

Does your venue have an education officer?

Olivia Clandillon-Baker is our Learning Officer

What is the cost: of the visit?

Rates vary from £4.00 per student to £5.50 per student depending on the activity you book. For KS 1 and 2 one adult per six children can come in free of charge. For KS3 and 4 one adult per 10 students is free.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

The museum has a lot of outside spaces to explore so comfortable shoes, warm and water-proof clothes are recommended.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We have qualified First Aid staff on duty all day every day we are open

Please list facilities available. 

Gift Shop – gifts from 50p upwards
Café/Restaurant with a variety of hot or cold foods and beverages
Toilets and Disabled toilets sited at various places around the museum
Baby changing facilities
Education Room – packed lunches may be eaten here
Free pre-booked planning visit for teachers
Free Parking

What are your disabled facilities?

We have disabled access to most of the exhibition areas except to board the aircraft where access is by airplane steps only. There are disabled toilets at various places around the site.

What are your opening days and hours?

Winter: 10am – 4pm, summer: 10am – 5pm. Open every day except for a few days over Christmas

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We also offer themed loans boxes to schools for a £10 deposit. These can be borrowed for two weeks at time from Saturday to Saturday, and include topics such as Going on a Journey, History of Transport and Toys. For more information or to reserve a loans box please contact Virginia Smith, email phone 01932857381 ext 248

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Motorsports Science & Technology

Curriculum Topics Covered: Design and Technology Engineering History Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December