The Silverstone Experience
For the best-priced entrance tickets, book online in advance and select your day and time, or look at our Gift Vouchers, which are ideal for birthdays or special events for racing enthusiasts.
Get into the virtual cinema and see the ultimate lap of Silverstone.
Come face to face with historic race vehicles and motorcycles.
Birthday and special occasion gifts.
Individual and family gift vouchers are available.
Purchased items must be redeemed within 12 months after purchase.
E-gift certificates are sent to your email inbox immediately.
Opening hours are Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm, with last admission at 2pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 5pm, with last admission at 3pm. Café closes at 4pm.
Access cannot be allowed to the Silverstone Museum on these main event dates at the Circuit unless a main event ticket is also held by all attendees:
- Formula 1 Grand Prix
- Moto GP
- Classic / Silverstone Festival
Silverstone Racing Museum
Travel Through Time
The museum visit begins with an exciting pre-show. Walk through the tunnel to join the virtual grid and ready to journey back in time to start your Silverstone visit. Meet past and present racing drivers and technicians as they prepare their vehicles to race around you. Hear the engines roar as the race starts, then begin your trip into the heart of motor racing.
An Iconic History
Every single part of Silverstone is steeped in history - even the names of the straights and turns! But where did Copse, Stowe, and Wellington originate from? The Silverstone Museum begins with a historical lesson on how Silverstone became The Home of British Motor Racing.
Start off in a medieval abbey preceding an 18th century country house and then step onto a WWII airfield. We bet you didn’t know that Silverstone was influenced by an especially famous landscape artist who lived in the 1700’s - whose first name happens to be Lancelot.
Discover the men and women who served here during WWII, see their actual uniforms, and learn how pilots learned to fly Wellington bombers. Three hands-on activities include shooting barrage balloons and using the Link Trainer, an exact copy of the RAF's pilot training equipment.
You may also view original equipment and hear incredible wartime heroic stories, as well as heartbreaking recollections of those who died while training at Silverstone.
Learn about the town that named the country's most renowned racing circuit and the surrounding region. After racing began in the late 1940s, several unfortunate drivers and riders wound up amid the crops!
In the replica pub, listen to amazing village tales and keep an eye out for the elephant...
After WWII, RAF Silverstone's future as a Wellington Bomber training station remained unclear. The military had taken over pre-war sites, therefore race fans were searching for new ones.
Silverstone's vast open spaces and runways would be ideal for one of the world's most renowned racing courses. Find out how a group of drivers snuck into the abandoned airport and how Silverstone became a racing track in 1948 that would host the Grand Prix as a result!
Let’s get onto the Track
Descend the stairs out of the museum and into Silverstone. Feel the thrill as you see, hear, and smell the race day atmosphere.
Race Day shows you what goes on behind the scenes in the world of motor racing. You can come up close to spectacular racing vehicles and a support truck.
Putting up a race takes a lot of work. Hear from race marshals to the medical centre about what it takes to manage a hectic race day. Sir Jackie Stewart, among others, will speak about circuit safety.
In our interactive game, you may even commentate on a race (we'll help you out).
Ever wondered how the world's fastest cars work? In Tech Lab, you can get hands-on with a racing vehicle or motorcycle.
Learn about the amazing technology that goes into racing and test your knowledge with McLaren and Suzuki specialists. Will you build your own race bike utilising what you've learned?
From sports cars and touring cars to legendary MotoGP and Formula 1 machines, you can see some of the most important cars and motorbikes that have raced and won at Silverstone. It includes racing outfits and helmets from 1950 to present including Lewis Hamilton's suit, boots, and helmet.
The Ultimate Lap in Silverstone Cinema
You've been taken on a fascinating journey through British motorsport's history, present, and future. Our exciting finale show is the perfect way to conclude your visit to the Silverstone Museum.
On the Ultimate Lap of Silverstone, sit back and enjoy some of the circuit's most memorable and spectacular moments in a special effects cinema.
Experience a Silverstone Grand Prix like no other with Murray Walker, Martin Brundle, and David Croft as your guides. How many legendary Silverstone moments do you know?
Silverstone Museum Videos