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Brooklands Museum

The Brooklands Museum is an aviation and automotive facility founded in 1991 in the 12-hectare area of the former motor racing track. The track was put into use in 1907 and from that moment the spectacular development of motor sports and the aviation industry in Brooklands began. The museum documents the 80-year history of this place, presenting aircraft engine exhibitions, aircraft replicas, collections of antique motorcycles and bicycles. One of the more famous attractions is the restored Concorde aircraft intended for sightseeing - a supersonic passenger aircraft, easily recognizable by its characteristic lowered bow.

One of the most interesting places in the museum complex is the hangar with the stratospheric chamber, designed and built in 1946 by Barnes Wallis. A famous aviation constructor, author of the so-called. the jumping bomb, he created a monstrous room in which it was possible to test parts, devices and large elements of aircraft structures in conditions similar to those which they were supposed to work in reality (changes in pressure, temperature, overload). Inside the chamber, the fuselage of the Vickers Vanguard aircraft was installed, which was tested in the 1950s.

Many types of missiles and bombs were also produced in Brooklands, which were used on the fronts of World War I and II, as well as during the arms race in the second half of the 20th century. Currently, most of them are presented at the museum exhibitions. A separate department of the Brooklands Museum is the exhibition of racing cars (from the machines of the early 20th century to modern cars) and the collection of historic London buses made available to visitors in 2011.


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    Brooklands Road KT13 0SL Weybridge , United Kingdom