What to expect

Discover a brand new visitor attraction at the home of British motor racing

Silverstone has been synonymous with motor racing since the mid-20th century. It is now one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.

Silverstone has a much wider story to tell and its place in history was established well before the circuit was even constructed.

What is The Silverstone Experience?

Explore Silverstone’s fascinating history using technology, artefacts and interactive displays. From Medieval monks, WWII air crew to the racing drivers of today, you’ll enjoy the compelling stories behind this famous track.

An exciting and dynamic visitor attraction that will bring Silverstone and British motor racing to life:


A permanent exhibition that will take visitors on an exciting journey through motor racing past, present and future.


Learn about the unique BRDC archive and motor sport collections at our state-of-the-art Collections and Research Centre.


A series of themed tours stopping off at iconic sites around the circuit.


Engaging workshops for school groups to inspire the next generation of young engineers.

Events & Workshops

A programme of exciting motor sport events, talks and workshops.

Who is it for?

Whether you are a motor sport fan, a family looking for a fun day out or someone interested in the history of Silverstone, there is something for everyone. The interactive exhibition, tours of the circuit, cafe and shop will cater for all interests and ages.

Where will it be?

The Silverstone Experience will be housed in the site’s only remaining WWII hangar. Fully refurbished and reclad, this unique building will provide a memorable backdrop to your visit.

The hanger is by the main entrance of the Silverstone Circuit in Towcester, Northamptonshire, conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK.

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Why is Silverstone so important?

Seven out of ten F1 constructor teams and many supply chain companies that serve the motor sport industry are based in the region. By telling this extraordinary story of the UK’s central role in technological innovation and leadership within global motor sport, the Silverstone Experience will inspire the next generation of world class engineers and motor sport experts.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) will be intrinsically woven into the fabric of the displays, building educational value into every aspect of the visit.

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