Plan your school visit

We would like to make it as easy as possible for teachers to plan their visit

Exhibition Find out more

A teacher-led visit through our exhibition will take school groups on a journey through the history of Silverstone, the exciting past, present and future of British motor sport and an opportunity to get hands-on with the engineering and technological innovation that has changed the world of motor sport. Schools can also explore our outdoor Heritage Track Trail to learn more about the circuit and to see what’s racing around the track that day.

Half-day visit – approximately 2-3 hours

£7.95 per pupil

Exhibition + Workshop Find out more

Enjoy all the benefits of a self-led exhibition visit and add a curriculum-focused interactive workshop to extend your trip. Workshops are available for all Key Stages and focus on bringing motor sport to life through STEM subjects. Workshops are led by our team of facilitators in one of our Learning Studios and by booking a workshop you are guaranteed a time slot in our dedicated lunch space. Workshops will be available from September 2019.

Full school day visit –  approximately 4 hours

£9.50 per pupil (includes exhibition visit)

Useful Information

Pre-visit

Contact details

Address:

The Silverstone Experience

Silverstone Circuit

Northamptonshire

NN12 8TN

t: 01327 320424

e: learning@silverstone-experience.co.uk

Teacher planning visits

We offer one free teacher planning visit for up to 2 teachers for every school group which has booked to visit The Silverstone Experience. All teacher planning visits must be booked in advance by contacting the Learning Team once your booking has been confirmed.

Teacher/pupil ratio

We offer complimentary adult tickets for teachers accompanying a school group within the recommend adult-to-pupil ratios below:

1:5 for Primary Schools

1:10 for Secondary Schools

Risk assessment

Please download our risk assessment guidance for schools (PDF).

Disabled access

The Silverstone Experience is fully accessible.

Self-guided visits

Our Exhibition visits are self-led and place the emphasis on the teacher to lead their group through our 4000m2 exhibition and outdoor heritage track trail. When booking an exhibition visit you will be given a 15 minute entry time slot and we ask that you arrive at the first floor entrance within this time frame. There are resources available to support teachers on their journey through the exhibition.

The Heritage Track Trail can be accessed via the back of the building, is subject to availability and can be visited at any time. This is an outdoor activity and so we suggest your groups comes prepared for the weather conditions should they wish to explore this area.

This visit will take approximately 2-3 hours (half-day visit) and does not guarantee use of our schools lunch space.

Facilitated sessions

In addition to our self-led exhibition visits, we also offer workshops for schools to take part in and extend their learning at The Silverstone Experience. Our workshops are focused on STEM subjects and are led by one of our facilitators in a dedicated Learning Studio.

This visit will take approximately 4 hours (usually 10:30am – 14:30pm) and guarantees you a time slot in our schools lunch space on the first floor.

Home educators

We will host home educators day on 3 occasions during the year. More information will follow shortly.

On-the-day

Arrival

School groups should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of their exhibition entry or workshop. This will allow for pupils to disembark the coach, drop off lunch bags and visit the toilets. Late arrival may result in your taught sessions being shortened.

Coach drop-off and parking

We have a dedicated free of charge car park available for visitors to The Silverstone Experience. The car park is in short walking distance to the entrance. There are toilet facilities available in the car park as well as inside the building.

Learning Studios

The are two dedicated learning spaces for school workshops. These are located on the first floor.

Lunch area

There is a dedicated lunch area situated on the first floor. This room has limited capacity and so can only be guaranteed for those booking a workshop session.

Coat and bag storage

Trolleys are available for pupils to store their coats, bags and lunch boxes whilst visiting us. These are located on the first floor. Items are left at owners’ risk.

Toilets

Public toilets are available on the first floor.

Shop

The gift shop is located on the ground floor. Pupils are welcome to visit the shop as part of their day. We have a pocket money collection available which includes pens, pencils and key rings. We ask that a maximum of 30 pupils visit the shop at one time.

Pupil behaviour

Download our code of conduct (PDF).

Photography

Photography is permitted.

Sample itinerary

The format of a typical school visit depends on your preferred arrival and departure times and also whether you would like to add a curriculum-focused workshop for your group. A typical itinerary could look like this:

10:00-10:30 Arrival, welcome and bag/coat drop-off
10:30-12:30 Self-led visit through the Exhibition (we have resources available to download to support you)
12:30-13:15 Lunch and explore the outdoor Heritage Track Trail
13:15-14:00 Workshop
14:00-14:30 Visit our shop (we have a pocket money collection) and depart

Upon booking, our learning team will send you a suggested itinerary. We ask that you arrive promptly for your booked workshop, exhibition entry and lunch area booking. All other activities (i.e. the Heritage Track Trail and gift shop) are available at any time during your visit.

Post-visit

We welcome feedback from visiting school groups. Please complete our online feedback form following your visit.

School workshops Find out more

View our choice of workshops for EYFS to Key Stage 5 pupils

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Book your school visit Find out more

Book your school visit using our online booking form

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School resources Find out more

Download our resources to use during your visit and back in the classroom

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