Silverstone Heritage Ltd, the charity behind Silverstone Museum, is committed to ensuring it is as accessible as possible to all visitors.
Low Revs - Sensory Friendly Late Opening
Silverstone Museum offers relaxed opening hours for visitors with neurodiverse conditions and other sensory processing difficulties, and their families/carers.
The museum will welcome visitors with understanding staff, reduced visitor numbers, low sound levels, minimised visuals, and increased lighting.
Please be aware that the café will not be available during this time.
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
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Information to help you plan your visit
Museum entrance and exit
Most visitors to Silverstone Museum will enter from the dedicated car park. Most visitors enter the exhibition through the doors on the left at the front of the building, opposite the car park. During busy race weekends visitors may enter the museum through the rear doors of the building next to the café. Please be prepared to scan your ticket.
If you require assistance or the entrance into the Museum poses an accessibility barrier, please let our uniformed staff know and they'll be happy to assist you.
Security, bag searches and large luggage
We conduct bag checks on arrival for everyone's safety and security. Silverstone Museum reserves the right to refuse entry if guests do not agree to a bag search. Please have any bags open and ready to be searched upon entry to the Museum. A list of our prohibited items can be found below:
- Bags over 20 litre capacity
- Glass bottles and glass containers
- Restricted and illegal substances
- Offensive weapons
- Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable
- Drones or remote-controlled aircraft
- Fireworks / pyrotechnics
- Any items which might be subject to ambush marketing
- Smoke canisters
- Tents and shelters
- Four-wheeled carry carts
- Powered scooters (excluding disability scooters) or hover boards
- Electric cycles
- Sun parasols
- No animals, except Guide Dogs
- No bicycles
- Any item, which in the opinion of Silverstone Heritage Ltd, may be used for the purpose of protest within the venue, including, but not limited to, flags, clothing, or any other item for the purpose of locking on.
There is a large, dedicated car park available for visitors to Silverstone Museum. Parking is free of charge and has ample space for coaches. 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 less even ground. There is a drop-off zone.
We do not currently have any Electric Vehicle charging points.
We offer free carer admission for one assisting companion. Free admission for assisting companion is only available for standard admission. You may be asked for proof of disability allowance. The area is well lit and has a shop, café and toilets.
The museum site
Silverstone Museum is located on the complex, adjacent to Silverstone Circuit. There are activities on track most days. You may encounter racing noises coming from the back of the building and if you go outside. Exhibits are displayed in one building, a restored aircraft hangar, which has 2 floors. This building is around 40m long.
Moving around the building
Silverstone Museum is fully accessible to wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available for loan from Silverstone Museum. There is no charge, but visitors are asked to reserve a wheelchair prior to visiting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The route between the building and the car park has an even surface. You must cross an internal perimeter road. If you choose to take advantage of the Heritage Track Trail to the rear of Silverstone Museum, some parts of the terrain are quite steep and can be stoney and grassy where there isn’t a tarmac path.
Way into the exhibition
The entrance to the exhibition is on the first floor. A lift is available. The exhibition is all on one level. Light levels are quite low with a lot of audio visuals.
Exhibition space description
A full description of the exhibition space and what to expect can be downloaded here.
Accessibility around Silverstone Museum building
The museum normally welcomes fewer visitors in the afternoon, especially during term time. Please be aware of the museum last entry times if you choose to visit later in the day. These can be found on our website.
Here you can view Silverstone Museum map before visiting.
The audio within the exhibition space is loud in places and cannot be reduced. The Mezzanine (if available) and Café are generally quieter areas.
Relaxed opening evenings, named Low Revs sessions, are offered throughout the year for those with sensory needs. Please look on Silverstone Museum social media & our website for information.
Toilets, including wheelchair-accessible facilities, are available throughout the site, on both floors, with a Changing Places facility on the ground floor.
Eating and Drinking
The café is located on the ground floor at the rear. It offers hot food, as well as sandwiches and cakes. In the café, refreshments are chosen at the accessible counter. Staff are friendly will bring your order to your table on request.
The cafe is well-lit and has ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre. Tables and chairs are not permanently fixed, and staff are willing to move them to suit your needs.
Seating is provided throughout the exhibition and café/shop areas.
Designated staff are trained in First Aid and there is a fully functioning Medical Centre on Silverstone Circuit site.
Our staff are trained for emergency situations and will provide assistance. Fire alarms have loud sounders and marshals will clear the building in an emergency.
Evac chairs are placed at the top of fire escape stairwells.
Guide and assistance dogs
We welcome all registered guide dogs, hearing dogs and medical alert dogs into the attraction. If you wish to bring an assistance dog with you for your visit, please ensure you have formal identification for the dog with you such as any relevant documentation or jacket. We ask that if you would like to take part in the Heritage Track Trail that you contact us via email@example.com so that we can make special arrangements with the circuit team.
Blind, deaf and hard of hearing visitors
The majority of film presentations at Silverstone Museum have subtitles.
Audio points featuring oral history clips and stories told by narrator in the RAF area are supported with transcript booklets available at the admissions desk.
Blind and partially sighted visitors
We seek to make the collection and exhibitions accessible to all visitors through the use of a wide range of multi-sensory media. We recommend that blind and partially sighted visitors are accompanied by a sighted companion to gain the most from their visit.
There are objects to handle in a number of areas in the exhibition. We request that areas with preventative barriers are respected.
Information about most exhibits is printed in font size 36, labels slightly smaller. In some areas, object labels are available in large print books which can be borrowed from the ticket desk.
Visitors with Special Educational Needs
A visual guide is available to help visitors plan and navigate the museum, which can be downloaded here.
Our Learning team runs formal and informal educational activities throughout the year for school and other formal education groups. Our workshops can be adapted to ensure that they are accessible to all visitors. Please contact our Learning Team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Relaxed opening events are offered throughout the year for those with sensory needs, called Low Revs Sessions. Please look on Silverstone Museum website and social media for available dates.
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