The brooklands100.org website was made to provide museum-goers an insight into Brooklands Museum’s history and information. The Brooklands Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. The Brooklands Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational programs for all ages. They initially focused on aviation history and the birth of Concord. Since then, the Brooklands Museum expanded its programs to include all arts and sciences.
The website helps the visitors to know the hours and admission for Brooklands Museum. They also showcase the upcoming event service, which will help the visitors see the museum’s event calendar.
Services on the Brooklands Museum website
The website offers a lot of services to help visitors plan their visits. The landing page of the website showcases the aviation history of military planes and warfare. The website also provides a famous example of aviation in military literature. The story of the famous book turned into the movie “American Sniper” starred-in by Bradley Cooper. The true-to-life story of the Army sniper Chris Kyle shows us different aerial technologies that provide accurate intelligence that help them rescue their co-soldiers outgunned in the enemy’s territory. The website offers a link where you can download and listen to the American Sniper audiobook for free. They also offer free downloadable audio of “A People’s History of the United States” which talks about how aeronautical innovation reshaped American History on multiple fronts, from the business and industrial innovations for better aircraft that impacted the US dominance in every war since the invention of the plane.
The landing page of the Brooklands Museum website shows a timeline of the museum’s history from its opening on June 17th, 1907, up to its last update on October 26th, 2006. Some fun facts written on the website are the first motor race in Brooklands, also the first women’s motor race, the first flight of the prototype Avro 504 trainer made by F P Raynham, the new world land speed record set by L G Hornsted driving a Benz at 124.10 mph, and many more. Checking the website will provide excellent and informative data to visitors and aviation enthusiasts alike.
The website also shows the upcoming events that are open to the public. They also provide some information and details about the admission that may vary depending on the occasion that will happen at the museum. They can check the events page to help them plan their visit accordingly. It also provides a contact number for the visitors to reach out to if they need further details. The website also offers a special treat for what they call “Friends of Brooklands Museum.” The said member will receive free unlimited entry apart from a small charge for some significant events at the museum. The visitors can send an email at [email protected]
The website also informs the people about the Brooklands Centenary celebration. The celebration is about the national and international significance of motoring, aviation, engineering, sporting, and transport history for the past 100 years. They also tackle the Brooklands Concorde Experience, which is an addition to the museum entry prices at about £5 for Adults and £2 for children. The Concorde experience has a minimal number of seats available each day, so those who want to experience it must secure a boarding pass ahead of time.
The website has a login and register form for the visitors who want to avail or sponsor the museum. Being a sponsor or supporter of the museum will provide a few benefits to them and allow them to visit the museum for free. The website also offers a contact page for visitors to call or send emails regarding their suggestions, comments, and inquiries about the Brooklands Museum.
History of Brooklands and the Museum
Brooklands was a 2.75-mile (4.43 km) motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. It opened in 1907 and was the world’s first purpose-built ‘banked’ motor racing circuit and Britain’s first airfields. It also became Britain’s largest aircraft manufacturing center by 1918, producing military aircraft such as the Wellington and civil airliners like the Viscount and VC-10.
With the British Aerospace’s announcement that they would sell off the most historic 40 acres of the original Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Elmbridge Borough Council and Gallaher Ltd in 1984 decided to lease 30 of the 40 acres of the site to found a museum at Brooklands.
The first significant event to celebrate the history of Brooklands was held in 1957 when Vickers-Armstrongs organized a Brooklands’ Golden Jubilee in association with the BARC, VSCC, BRMCC, and others. With many ex-Brooklands racing drivers, Brooklands cars, and aviation personalities in attendance, the 1907-39 Brooklands Memorial was shown by Lord Brabazon of Tara. In 1969 Godalming Round Table organized a ‘Brooklands Reunion’, which attracted large crowds and many of the Brooklands personalities and vehicles that had attended the Race Track before the war.