Head off to Silverstone Interactive Museum, a museum like no other! You’ll be fully immersed in the history and future of Silverstone and British motor racing, and discover all sorts of fantastic exhibits.
Enjoy an optimum experience with over 60 hands-on exhibits and a fantastic variety of activities. Dive into the 70-year history of racing cars! Find out about all the stars of British motor racing, the science behind it and listen to fascinating stories first-hand!
Experience the most famous moments in racing history in the immersive cinema experience. Get behind the wheel in the simulator experience or browse through the interactive displays. Whatever you choose to explore first, you're in for a whopper of a day out!
Things to do
Explore over 60 hands-on exhibits and experience loads of fantastic range of experiences, including operating a wind tunnel, testing your skills, and taking part in a pit stop. Climb into a replica Grand Prix car and see what it feels like to sit behind the wheel!
Strap yourselves into the UK's best sim-racing setup - it's the only venue in the country with multiple motion simulators. Ride out on the open road in closed or open wheel cars! This ultimate racing experience offers you the chance to race with your friends, swerve around a circuit, and race the clock to make your own personal best time. Could you be the next champion of Silverstone? Let's keep some fizzy lemonade on standby in case you make it to the podium...
Tie up shoe laces and we're going walking! Take a trip around the Silverstone Circuit and learn about different areas of the track and their purpose. You'll also get to check out other areas of the museum like the Bridge Corner, Priory, Wellington Straight, Brooklands, Luffield, and the RAF memorial. There is also an epic outdoor play area next to the current circuit too.
Shall we get technical? If you're a moto sport fanatic you will have been wondering and analysing just how these speed machines work. One of the most impressive exhibits at Silverstone is the Tech Lab. Go behind the scenes and travel deep into the science of cars and racing bikes in this fascinating sport. Learn how the modern steering wheel works, uncover the different compounds used to make tyres and test your knowledge in a series of interactive challenges. Listen to experts from McLaren and Suzuki as you learn about the engineering innovation behind your favourite cars and motor bikes.
Browse through iconic car and bike collections. Take a look at the gob-smacking Brawn BGP 001 - if you don't already know, it was Jenson Button's 2009 World Championship winning motor! That's right, you'll be in the presence of a star motor! Excited for the museum's latest addition? Check out one of the most iconic cars in motor history, the Porsche 962. This car won the LE Mans 24 Hours, twice in 1986 - how cool! Not only can you see some of the most iconic cars and bikes, but you can even get up close to Lewis Hamilton's Racewear!
Reminisce over famous racing moments in immersive film exhibits - it really is a brilliant experience. Motorsport fans will smile at their favourite moments with commentary from each real-life race.
Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for event days at this fantastic immersive museum! They run lots of great fun family activities all year round in special exhibitions.
Food & Drink
Want to take a piece of this immersive museum with you? Take a visit to the Silverstone Museum shop & Cafe. Pick a dazzling array of pocket-money treats from t-shirts to key rings and even artwork!
After you've purchased your goodies, rest up in the onsite cafe. Indulge in crispy jacket potatoes, waffle fries, burgers, toasted sandwiches, paninis and so much more! Wash it all down with a juice carton or a hot coffee. With a huge range of hot and cold food options - including a children's pick n mix lunchbox - you are truly spoilt for choice!
Any room for dessert? Finish off your fantastic experience with a slice of sicilian lemon & earl grey cake, chocolate cake, victoria sponge, brownies, doughnuts & more! Oof, our mouths are watering already!
Here is a breakdown of the accessibility at Silverstone museum for those travelling with disabled visitors or if you, yourself are a disabled visitor. We hope you find this useful!
- Wheelchair loan Wheelchairs are available for loan from Silverstone Interactive Museum. There is no charge, but visitors are asked to leave a £10 deposit. To reserve, subject to availability, telephone 01327 320424.
- Terrain The route between the building and the car park has a fairly even surface. You must cross an internal perimeter road. If you choose to take advantage of the heritage track trail to the rear of the Experience, some parts are quite steep and grassy.
- Entrance to the museum is on the first floor. There is a lift available.
- The exhibition is all on one level.
- There is loud audio in the Grid (entrance tunnel) which consists of car & bike engines roaring.
- There is also low lighting in the tunnel.
- Majority of film presentations have transcript booklets and subtitles.
- Most exhibits have multi-sensory media available to those who are blind or partially sighted. There are also large printed words in exhibits with a font size of 36. Large print books can be borrowed from the ticket desk.
- Guide / assistance dogs are welcome and staff can supply water in designated areas.
- There are disabled toilets available throughout the site. There is a Changing Places facility on the ground floor.
Travel & Parking for Visitors
Silverstone is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of central London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Road access is exceptionally easy along the A43 dual carriageway from either the M40 or M1. We are based right at the entrance of the circuit in the big pink and green building.
By public transport the nearest stations are Northampton, Banbury or Milton Keynes, all of which offer fast connections to destinations throughout the country.
Free on-site car and coach parking is available. The main car park has an even surface and no height restriction. There are 6 designated parking bays for blue badge holders. On busy days, additional parking for other visitors may be on lesseven ground. There is a drop-off zone.
- Fully immersive and interactive museum with amazing cinema experience.
- Great outdoor area next to the historic racing track.
- Lots of history to discover at this impressive motor racing museum.