The Silverstone Experience is due to open to the public in spring 2019, managed by the registered charity Silverstone Heritage Ltd (SHL). Based at Silverstone Circuit, the world-famous motor racing circuit, the new attraction will be situated in the last remaining Second World War hangar at the venue. This building and the land on which it sits have been gifted to the charity by the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC).
The vision of the BRDC to celebrate Silverstone’s fascinating history and contribution to motor sport is now being a reality thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded SHL a grant of £9.1 million in December 2016 to develop The Silverstone Experience.
Silverstone Heritage Ltd is governed by a board of 8 trustees:
BRDC Member, Chair of Silverstone Heritage Ltd
BRDC Board Member
Dr Kevin Moore
CEO Humber Bridge Board and Chair of Sporting Heritage Network
Founding Director of Avercet Property
Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Ltd
CEO of The Silverstone Experience
Professor Jean Williams
Professor of Sport, University of Wolverhampton
Director of Collections, Exhibitions and Learning
The Silverstone Experience is supported by Prince Harry
We are delighted that his Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales is the project’s Royal Patron. He has expressed his support for the project, especially the opportunity to recognise the part Britain has played in motor sport historically and also the vital role British expertise plays in the modern era. He is keen to draw attention to this contribution as a means of encouraging more people into engineering and ultimately the sport in the future.
Read more about Prince Harry’s recent visit to The Silverstone Experience here.
The Silverstone Experience has also been supported by:
- The Beaverbrook Foundation
- South Northamptonshire Council
- Aylesbury Vale District Council
- Buckinghamshire County Council
- Northamptonshire County Council
- Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership
- South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership
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