Built in 1907 by Hugh and Ethel Locke King, Brooklands became the place where this country’s most daring drivers and inventive engineers came during the sport’s most formative years. The World Land Speed Record was set here on three separate occasions, the Track hosted the first two RAC British Grands Prix in 1926 and 1927. Motorcycle racing started at Brooklands in 1908 and the Track quickly became home of many motorcycle riders, including Eric Fernihough and Noel Pope. The Museum is home to the Members’ Banking, the steepest part of the Brooklands race track, and has a wide collection of cars, motorcycles and bicycles, particularly from the heyday of the track until it closed in 1939. The motoring collection is displayed inside the surviving Motoring Village buildings, next to the iconic Brooklands Clubhouse. Brooklands was also one of the most prolific aircraft production sites in Europe. From A V Roe’s first trials here in 1907-08, through many decades of manufacture, no other place in Europe, has seen such achievements. Some 18,600 new aircraft of nearly 250 types were first flown, manufactured or assembled at Brooklands. The Museum’s collection of Brooklands aircraft spanning the last hundred years ranges from a replica of the aeroplane in which A.V.Roe carried out pioneering flight trials to Concorde G-BBDG. Additionally you can enjoy more than 30 buses and coaches in the London Bus Museum.
Opening times: Summer: 10 AM to 5 PM Winter: 10 AM to 4 PM