Our experiences and model displays at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge ...
2013 - 28th September
Today we exhibited at the Brooklands Aviation Day. Tony, Keith, John, Martin and myself (Graham) set up the display in the position.
2012 - 29th September
This was our second visit to Brooklands this year, this time in support of the Brooklands Aviation Day. Thanks to the Brooklands Museum Management, and to Virginia Smith in particular, we were able to put on an even bigger display than last time, and, being slightly further south, a warmer one once the hangar doors were open.
In return for Brookland's kindness in letting us in to display our models, we agreed to man the Airfix sponsored (i.e. they provided the kits) "make and take" tent which was ably managed and run by Ella. It was time to roll up the sleeves and help children have a go at putting together a 72nd scale Hurricane, using nothing more than bare hands and a tube of polystyrene cement. Modelling at its simplest - no knives, sprue cutters, sanding sticks, liquid cement, clamps, magnifying visors, etc.
2012 - 17th April
The Museum, located in Weybridge, Surrey has sometimes been described as "one of Surrey's best kept secrets". It is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation and displays a wide-range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits. Add in a bus museum, a collection of push-bikes and the opportunity to explore parts of the famous banked motor-racing circuit and you have no shortage of interesting things to see and do. Events are held throughout the summer at weekends, so there's always something happening.
We were given the opportunity of putting on a mini-display of our club models in the Wellington Hangar of Brooklands Museum as part of the museum's Easter Activities Weeks in April 2012.