A visit to the Brooklands Museum, for members of 41 Club, is planned for Friday 23 November 2018. The museum occupies a large site near Weybridge, and focuses on the many historical aspects of Motoring, Aviation, and the original Brooklands motor racing track. To quote from their main brochure, "In the twentieth century Brooklands was the birthplace of British Motorsport and the most prolific aircraft factory site in Europe. Racing took place at Brooklands from 1907 to 1939, and aviation developed on the site from 1907 to 1989."
Motoring - the cars that raced at Brooklands, the history of the British Grand Prix and Formula 1, racing motorcycles and a cycle exhibition, as well as a selection of everyday cars through the 20th century.
Aviation - replicas of the very first aircraft, from 1908, and many exhibits including a WW2 Wellington Bomber retrieved from Loch Ness, and a range of Vickers Commercial Aircraft from the 1950s onwards. There's also a Concorde, and a 35 minute "Concorde Experience" (with timed tickets at £5 and advance booking recommended).
Finally, there's the London Bus museum.
There are stewards and guides at all the main exhibits to explain the history, background etc.
Entry is £13 for adults, and £11.50 for Senior Citizens. It is suggested we allow 3 hours, say, from 10am till 1pm, although the museum is open till 4pm if people wish to stay longer. It's about half an hour by car, subject to the M25 traffic, so assuming car sharing, we could leave Redhill/Reigate around 9.30am.
After the visit, we could go to the Anchor at Pyrford Lock, which some of you will know, and is about a 20-minute drive through West Byfleet. It's a Hall & Woodhouse pub/restaurant with plenty of seating, a decent menu and a large car park.
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