Inside Silverstone Experience

Visit the Collections & Research Centre

The Collection and Research Centre – opening mid-November.

Covering two floors the Collections and Research centre offers high specification archive storage on the ground floor, with the Public Entrance, Reading Room and staff offices on the first floor.

From the top of the stairs turn left in to the Reading Room and SHL offices reception area. The reception desk manned by a member of the Collections Team greats you. As the Reading Room operates a no bag and coat policy, lockers are provided in this area for researchers to leave their coats and bags, then through an automatic sliding door into the main Reading Room area.

The Library of the British Racing Drivers’ Club forms the cornerstone of the books on the shelves, red bound volumes of Autosport for researchers to track relatives’ racing careers or if their car ever competed at Silverstone. Other shelves contain key historical and reference books from across the years.

Appointments can be booked in advanced to view the original documents from the collection, and will be ready and waiting upon arrival, desks are set up with accessible power points. One can read through the original race bulletins, programmes, results, photographs from 1948 onwards cover most but not all of the race meetings held at the circuit.

For a enquires and to book and appointment please contact car@silverstone-experience.co.uk

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