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Last updated: 10 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

Whether you want a (Mercedes) fast car racing experience around the iconic Brooklands racetrack, or to ogle the supercars in the three floors of exhibition spaces, Mercedes Benz World is heaven for car enthusiasts. Petrolheads of all ages can hone their skills on race car simulators, while younger children have their own indoor race track.

Driving experiences include track days and off-roading, and there are ‘driven’ experiences for those who want to feel the speed without actually being behind the wheel. There are also displays by the Silver Arrows, 3D footage and an amazing Formula One art installation, alongside displays of prototype and classic cars from 100 years of Mercedes history.

While you’re there 

Be sure to spare some time to visit the excellent Brooklands Museum next door, which celebrates the birthplace of British motorsports and aviation with a large collection of historic racing cars and aircraft, along with F1 and Concorde simulators.

The 2.75-mile racing track at Brooklands, completed in 1907, was the world’s first purpose-built motorsports venue. Remnants of the steeply banked track can be seen around the edge of Mercedes-Benz World.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 6+
When: All year around
Duration: 5 hours

Getting there & doing it

Just off the M25, Mercedez Benz-world is around 40 minutes’ drive from London. Alternatively, it is a mile’s walk from Weybridge station, which is approx 30 minutes from London Waterloo. There is also a regular shuttle bus service from Weybridge station.

Booking is required for the Driving Experience, but not for general admission. The main building and exhibitions are free; simulators and driving experiences attract a separate charge.

When to do it

The centre is open all year round, seven days a week.

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