BROOKLANDS TRANSPORT MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Firstly, my thanks to Mav Mills who kindly covered for me on the day due to the imminent arrival of my twin granddaughters!
Thirty-four Associates made the trip on 11 April which promised to be a fine day following the long period of rain. Unfortunately, the M25 was not so kind, so arrival at the museum was delayed.
At reception all visitors were given a Trail Guide as there is a great deal to see across a large site.
Brooklands was the birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation and the place of many engineering and technological achievements throughout the 20th century and also the home of a Concorde G-BBDG the only Concorde with visitor access in the South-East of England. Also, Brooklands was the World’s first purpose built racing circuit over 100 years ago.
Many pre-booked the Concorde Experience, including a ‘virtual flight’, while others were more interested in the many pre- and post-war planes, racing cars, motorcycles etc. Enthusiastic volunteers were on hand to give fascinating backgrounds to the exhibits. There is also a nostalgic London Bus Museum spanning the decades of a bygone era.
Some second time visitors walked to the nearly Mercedes-Benz World which had free access and featured some interesting motorsport exhibits.
There was something on site for everyone to enjoy but far too much to cover in one visit. Perhaps we will return sometime in the future. Despite more holdups on the return journey, it was a good trip enjoyed by all.
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