Friday, 16 September 2011
This week Rachel's year went to Brooklands Museum as part of their transport milestone. I was lucky enough to go with them and enjoyed every minute.
We were broken into small groups and shown around by one of the museum volunteers. We started off in the automotive hanger and the kids were allowed to sit in an Ayrton Senna Formula One car.
(Me jealous? No!)
From there the adults got even more excited; it was time to go into Concorde, a real live now grounded Concorde.
The kids thought it was cool, but it was the adults who really appreciated it.
We saw the first ever British plane, some fighter planes and a bomb or two before moving over to the motorbike and bicycle exhibits. The kids even got to try riding a penny farthing.
The kids had half an hour in the educational area in their groups; here they explored a dinky toy sized Brooklands Track, dressed up as aviators in a cock pit.
They tried an old fashioned phone and even the joys of type writers.
A lot of fun was had.
As you'll know if you read our blog, we love Beaulieu; but there's a lot to be said for it's smaller, lower key cousin at Brooklands.