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The Brooklands Museum tells the story of the development of British motorsport and aviation at its site from 1907. There are plenty of vehicles to marvel at.
The Museum features the steepest section of the old Banked Track and the 1-in-4 Test Hill. Many of the original buildings have been restored, including the Edwardian Clubhouse, the Billiard Room, the Clerk of the Course's Office, the Ladies' Reading Room and the "Weighing Court", which were all provided for the benefit of the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club members (whose slogan was "The Right Crowd and No Crowding").
The original Motoring Village with its 1920s Shell and BP Pagodas also includes Malcolm Cambell's workshop, now displaying historic Brooklands racing cars and motorcycles. The ERA Shed houses the speed record exhibition "Fastest on Earth" which tells the story of the men and machines that established world records at Brooklands and elsewhere, in vehicles developed and tested on the circuit.
A highlight here is the collection of more than 30 aircraft representing 80 years of aviation industry at Brooklands from A V Roe's first flight to the design and production of Concorde. The unique collection of Vickers and Hawker aircraft includes the restored Wellington bomber and the Sultan of Oman's luxurious VC10 which is open on major motoring and aviation event days.
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