BLOG 2017

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM BELLMAN HANGAR ROYAL OPENING

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent officially opened the Bellman Hangar today, with dignitaries and some famous celebrity trustees it was a grand affair to celebrate the hard work that has gone in to making this a memorable occasion for all involved...
13/11/2017
Inside the Bellman Hangar an ‘Aircraft Factory’ environment has been created, harking back to the Hangar’s original use as a manufacturing building. Exhibitions explore the history of aircraft manufacture - from the pioneering early aircraft of wood and fabric, to the supersonic airliner and the technologies of the future.

The Factory Floor is designed to evoke an authentic factory atmosphere and is packed full of activities, enabling visitors to try out aircraft-building skills for themselves, drawing on the Brooklands spirit of experimentation and creating an unique learning experience. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the Loch Ness Wellington, with additional areas focussing on the factory floor in early and later years, life for the factory employees away from work, and displays on the development of Wings, Fuselages and Propulsion. Access to the Brooklands Aircraft Factory is included in general Museum admission. The exhibition is part of the Re-Engineering Brooklands Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival Project.

The photography was to cover HRH Prince Michael of Kent's opening of the hangar as well as the invited guests enjoying the occasion, £5.8 million of lottery money has gone in to the Brookland Charity to bring this to life, it really is an amazing spectacle to see, especially the birds eye view from the mezzanine flooring. The photographs will be used by Brooklands Museum as well as national and local press.